Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum
MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE EVENTS
OCT. 7-8 & OCT. 14-15 Wine Tastings & Terrace Music—
Harvest Celebration Weekends; Katelyn Convery; Ian McFeron;
Brian Granse; Karrie Pavish Anderson; OCT. 15 Charity
Event—CityDog Magazine Cover Dog Model Search;
OCT. 18; NOV. 4 Culinary Events—Wine Dinner at Clover
Spokane; Saint Martin’s University Gala with James Beard
Award Winner, Ming Tsai;
NOV. 10; NOV. 11 Wine & Culinary Events—36th Annual
Epicurean Delight (Spokane); Winemaker’s Dinner at Skamania
Lodge; NOV. 18 Wine Sale Event—Holiday Open House & Sale.
MT HOOD / COLUMBIA GORGE
Tall, majestic and in Portland’s backyard, Mt.
Hood is an ideal get-away where getting there is
half the fun. Between Mt. Hood and Portland
lies the beautiful, basalt-lined Columbia Gorge.
For breathtaking scenery, the old Columbia
River Scenic Highway fronts Multnomah Falls,
climbing to 725 feet above the Columbia River
and offering a 30-mile Gorge view.
Heading along I-84, visit Hood River,
Bonneville Dam and Cascade Locks. Visit
Bradford Island to watch migrating fish jumping
ladders behind glass walls. The Bridge of
the Gods takes you to the Washington side of
the Columbia and a town called Stevenson,
home of the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center
Museum, depicting the area’s history.
Further east in Oregon, visit the Old West!
Envision a time when saloon girls, trappers and
pioneers traveled the streets of historic
downtown The Dalles. Nestled along the banks
of the Columbia River and sheltered by Mt.
Hood, The Dalles is ideal for cycling, hiking,
rafting and angling and has been named to True
West’s 2014 Top Ten True Western Towns list.
History buffs, wildflower admirers, explorers
and architectural lovers know The Dalles to be
one of Oregon’s best escapes.
Then, across The Dalles Bridge into
Goldendale, Washington, visit the Maryhill
Museum and Maryhill Winery—Washington’s
15th largest winery, producing award-winning
varietals and blends, including “Pacific
Northwest Winery of the Year, 2015” by Wine
Press Northwest; “Top 10 Wineries of the
World, 2014” by WAWWJ; and “Winemaker
of the Year—2013” by Indy International.
Then, back in Oregon, Hwy 35 will get you
to Mt. Hood, one of the most climbed
mountains in the world (second to Mt. Fujiyama
in Japan). At 11,235 feet, Oregon’s highest
mountain offers five wilderness areas, a trail
system, fishing, camping and ski areas.
Timberline Lodge, known for its elegance and
craftsmanship, is recognized from Stephen
King’s 1980 film, The Shining.