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Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour
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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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  • Average1%
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“vista house” (52 reviews)
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 888-275-6368
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

We toured on Saturday July 2nd and it should have been miserable from too much traffic, but we toured from 4:30-7:30pm and it was wonderful. Still busy but very manageable. We saw everything we wanted to see, and hiked a bit, too. Recommend going late...More

1  Thank Lauri R
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Amazing on a clear day! Just watch out for all the other folks wanting to stop for photo ops! Be sure and go both upstairs and downstairs to see the architecture. Views of the Columbia River are abundant from just about all angles.

1  Thank maruruss99
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We got off of I 84 to follow the old Route 30 to the east. You are above the river here and pullouts and stops have wonderful views. Crown Point Vista State Park has a building that was closed when we visited, but we saw...More

1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Beautiful waterfalls, scenic views, historic highway, trails, dams, fish hatchery a lot of traffic and people so start your day off early!

1  Thank Tyme4relaxing
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Beautiful and breathtaking. Main stops are vista house at crown point, Latourell, Shepperd’s Dell, Bridal Veil, Wahkeena and the most fantastic of them all, 620-foot Multnomah, one of the tallest waterfalls in the nation. There are no words to describe it. If possible avoid long...More

1  Thank Ganesh K
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stayed in Portland and drove the historic highway! Started with breakfast at Shirley's Tippy Canoe ! It was awesome!! We were in town in the weekend, so drove on a Sunday. I would avoid that if possible, but stayed away from popular areas and spent...More

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Whether you drive along the old Highway route (which I highly Recommend) or the modern highway, the view are amazing of the Gorge. My advise is to get off the main HWY 84 and travel the OLD Historic Columbia River Highway. You'll be treated to...More

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 July 2016

this was a good one. The gorge is special, your eyes will be tired for a week, from trying to take it all in. It's worth it. Check out Larch Mountain. The view is epic.

1  Thank makinmajik
Reviewed 4 July 2016

It's our starting point from the hotel, to all the falls and all the way to Bonneville Dam. It was a breathtaking view. I would love to spent more time but we have limited time so it was very quick to enjoy to the fullest....More

1  Thank Maribel C
Reviewed 29 June 2016

You can spend an entire day here hiking the trails or just stopping off at the falls and taking pics. A little too busy for my liking if you enjoy hiking but its definitely worth taking the drive from vista house to the falls.

1  Thank EJ0830
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26 August 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