Fly Fishing Stragies Fly Shop

Located in The Dalles, the Columbia Gorge’s premier fly shop and guide service offers a huge selection of materials and fly-tying equipment in the Gorge. Serving fly-fishers of all skill levels. All are welcome. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Valian’s Ski Shop

The good stuff since 1968. Valian’s Ski Shop is located in the Financial District. Valian’s offers specialty tuning and repairs, as well as race equipment, armor, protection, gloves and waxes. Apparel includes ski and snowboard clothing, sweaters, resort wear and accessories; with goggles, hats and anything else you need for fun in the snow. Equipment sales, demos, and rentals are available for alpine, snowboard, cross-country and snowshoes. Open every day, including major holidays. Rossignol, Full Tilt, HESTRA, POC. 

Cherry of a Ride

St. Mary’s Academy, located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, hosts their 10th Annual Cherry of A Ride, Sunday, April 13. This recreational, fully supported ride offers scenic route options for every level of rider. Route lengths are 30, 48, 60, 80, and 100 miles. All rides begin at St. Mary’s Academy, then head east, meandering through the blossoming cherry orchards and green wheat fields of Rural Wasco County.  Our 60, 80 and 100 mile rides offer views of The Gorge that can not be seen from the freeway.

Dalles City Cyclery

The new Dalles City Cyclery is a full-service, full-time bike shop, offering same-day service and repair of mountain and road bikes, plus new bikes, accessories and gear. The opening of this new shop is perfect, with thousands of cyclists rolling through in September for the start and finish of Cycle Oregon, which will take on “The Magnificent Seven,” the seven Cascade peaks north and south of The Dalles. 

Maryhill Museum of Art

Visit Maryhill Museum of Art, one of the Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations. Housed in a spectacular Beaux-Arts mansion on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, the museum’s diverse exhibitions include European and American art, an extensive American Indian art collection, sculptures and watercolors by French master Auguste Rodin, artifacts from the palaces of Queen Marie of Romania, changing special exhibitions and much more. A café, sculpture garden, picnic grounds and shop are all on site, and the museum is just steps from neighboring Maryhill Winery.

Portland Spirit Tours

Spectacular vistas and a thrilling ride This fully narrated tour covers 60 miles of the Columbia River, aboard the Explorer, to the “Heart of the Gorge” — Cascade Locks, Oregon. The Portland skyline will unfold into the natural beauty of Multnomah Falls and the majestic Gorge. Experience the locks at Bonneville Dam before we stop in Cascade Locks. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at Locks Waterfront Cafe and shop at the Visitor’s Center gift shop before the return-trip to Portland. View an interactive map of the Heart of the Gorge Cruise route. Daily June-September Boarding at 8:15am cruising 8:30am-3:30pm Adults $88 Seniors(60+) $80 Children(4-12) $80 Prices do not include taxes, landing fees, and any other applicable charges See the City Of Bridges from a whole new view. Portland Spirit will guide you on this river tour of Portland’s famous bridges. Travel from the St. John’s to the Sellwood Bridge while enjoying the colorful history of Portland’s ten landmark crossings…

Oregon Travel: Mt. Hood

On September 28, 1937, an entourage of hundreds of dignitaries and craftsmen assembled on the south flank of Mt. Hood. History was in the making from what had just been made. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife rolled up the winding dirt road through the Ponderosa pines, and as the auto swung around the final curve, the massive and new symbol of his administration’s policies came into view.

Built for Pleasure

This is a tale of two highways—a wet one and a dry one. They’re both Oregon’s Highway 30 between Portland and The Dalles, more commonly known today as the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Boda’s Kitchen

(541) 386-9876 Specialty: Gourmet delicatessen Boda’s Kitchen is Hood River’s jewel. Simple, fresh sandwich ingredients transformed into gems. Boda’s grilled cheese, for example, combines caramelized onions, smoked gouda and gorgonzola on ciabatta. Pork sandwiches are passionately prepared with Carlton Farms Pork slow roasted for sixteen hours.