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Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (38 reviews)
“columbia river” (64 reviews)
“multnomah falls” (62 reviews)
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State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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"beautiful drive"
in 38 reviews
"columbia river"
in 64 reviews
"multnomah falls"
in 62 reviews
"vista house"
in 58 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 19 reviews
"cascade locks"
in 7 reviews
"portland area"
in 10 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
in 6 reviews
"crown point"
in 24 reviews
"bridal veil"
in 9 reviews
"fish hatchery"
in 5 reviews
"bridge of the gods"
in 6 reviews
"many places"
in 7 reviews
"scenic route"
in 8 reviews
"state park"
in 5 reviews
"day trip"
in 10 reviews
"women's forum"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Such a gorgeous view of the gorge. Especially breath taking during a sunset. The scenic route to get there is also worthy to note.

Thank Megalodean
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

a great drive with many sights to see along the way; well worth taking the time to enjoy the journey

Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

This was a great road to take to view the Columbia River. There are many places to stop and take a look.

Thank 5ontheroadagain
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Reviewed November 25, 2017

Great views of the Columbia River during your drive to the Vista Look out.Great old building with wonderful architecture & history. Many floors to climb for different views. Restroom,cafe,gift shop.

Thank patpatrick96
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

The ride by the Columbia river should not be missed under any circumstances. It’s just breathtaking and pretty. Lots of beautiful things to see. If the Sun is out, it’s makes it the best for pictures.

Thank Krish C
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

On our way to Multnomah Falls via the Columbia River HIghway, we stopped at the Vista House. The views were spectacular. We enjoyed the drive as far as being scenic. However, we were there at a busy time and the traffic as we approached Multnomah...More

Thank buckeyebear25
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is a sight not to be missed when visiting Oregon. Especially at Sunset. I live close and feel blessed to have such a wonderful getaway. It is on the Old Columbia River Hwy which leads to another steller sight, Multnomah Falls. Be advised that...More

Thank roxyrue1
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

The Columbia River is beautiful area. The wild fires that destroyed at lot of the area in 9/17, was not as bad as I had anticipated. A lot of the areas are closed for cleanup, but there is still plenty to see and do. The...More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This drive is must when you are visiting Thai area. Gorgeous! Can be quite busy, so be aware this is a group activity;).

Thank Dana Lin V
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This drive travels along the Columbia River, past numerous waterfalls and trail heads. This is a federally protected drive for all the right reasons.

Thank Lynn W
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August 25, 2016|
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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More
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