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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

The entire Columbia River Highway (known as the Old Highway to locals) is a fantastic piece of transportation history. By car, motorcycle or bicycle it is impressive year-round.

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

It is truly a national treasure. If I was a truck driver I would pay someone to drive this route. I am glad it's so close to Portland. I like to drive to Hood River in summer, see the Surfing Kites, acrobatics on water, some...More

1  Thank Lamont D
Reviewed February 25, 2012

A trip through the Northwest would be incomplete without experiencing the vistas along the Columbia River Gorge. The views of the river from the highway are spectacular, surrounded as it is by tall, forrested basalt cliffs, dotted with numerous waterfalls and cascades. These may be...More

1  Thank 2kdb2
Reviewed February 11, 2012

All gorgeous and one of Oregons real treats. The new freeway provides a fast trip up the Columbia river gorge, but for a real treat take the narrow twisty old scenic highway. Many beautiful waterfalls, nice spots to stop. All great from Troutdale (outside Portland...More

1  Thank APaladin2001
Reviewed February 8, 2012

This is the original road to Portland, from the east. Lots of waterfalls to see, right along the road. A slow drive, but worth it! Stop at the Vista House!

1  Thank imawandrer
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - is listed just because it is a National WONDER! I used to drive that highway from Portland to Hermiston at least once a month for 11 years and I never grew tired of the drive - every two...More

2  Thank Cooper1941
Reviewed February 5, 2012

The Columbia River Gorge is one of Oregon's proudest visitor attractions. The entire highway (Interstate 84) is full of stunning vistas unmatched anywhere else in the world. The Old Columbia River Hwy which runs parellel to a portion of the interstate is also lovely and...More

2  Thank Aloha_Island_Dreams
Reviewed January 30, 2012

What a fun scenic drive one of the most beautiful areas this country has to offer! The view from Crown Point is amazing and you can drive it all the way to Multnomah Falls, recommended for any first time visitor to the Columbia River Gorge!

1  Thank Ameliaps51
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Breath taking scenery and waterfalls galore! Troutdale is a great place to visit, catch a bite.

1  Thank serenitynowOhio
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Unless its winter and iced over, this is one of the best drives around. Take the old highway for magnificent journey by stunning waterfalls.

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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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