Industry Resources

Welcome to the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge regional tourism industry resources page. Here you will find information about research, tourism planning meetings, events, and trainings, creative assets to boost your next marketing campaign and a myriad of other resources to help you make an impact in your community through tourism. 

Upcoming Meetings, Industry Events, and Trainings

Cascade Locks Open House for Businesses
September 25th, 2017
Marine Park Pavilion
9am - 11am
Open to Cascade Locks businesses. No RSVP needed.
CGTA Meeting
September 26th, 2017
Port of Camas/Washougal
1pm - 3pm
No RSVP needed
Receptive Tour Operator Training
November 2nd, 2017
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
2pm - 4pm
Coming soon
Mt. Hood/Gorge Regional Stakeholder Meeting
November 8th, 2017
Troutdale House
9am - 11am
Coming soon

Quick Facts about the region

Tourism in the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge region supports over 4,800 jobs and brings in over $383 million annually.  (2016, Dean Runyan)

The top domestic source markets for the region are: Oregon (37%), Washington (19%), California (10%), Idaho (4%), and New York (3%). (2015, Longwoods)

The top international source markets are: Canada, China, the UK, Germany, Australia, and Scandinavia. (2017, Oregon Dashboard)


Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge Overnight Travel Study: 2015, Longwoods International

Publish Date: October 21, 2016    Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge 2015 Final Report

This report provides a profile of domestic overnight visitors to Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge from a national survey of travelers.

Oregon Travel Impacts: 1991 – 2016, Dean Runyan Associates

Publish Date: May 11, 2017 Economic Impact Report, 2016 (PDF)

This report describes the economic impacts of travel to and through the state and each of its 36 counties over the time period of 1991 to 2016. 

One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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