columbia river gorge

Daytrip: Parkdale

May 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Part 3 of the May 2016 Portland Daytrip Series. This time we are visiting Parkdale, Oregon. A beautiful town, at the far end of the famous Hood River Fruit Loop. {Sponsored by Car2Go} [more]

Bonneville Fish Hatchery

March 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

Many people refer to the Columbia River Gorge as “Portland’s playground.”  I don’t disagree with that. When you want a little adventure: nature, [more]

Skamania Stone House

March 15, 2016 // 5 Comments

A Columbia River Gorge curiosity! I'll show you how to find the remains of the Skamania Stone House hidden in plain sight on Highway 14. [more]

Backwoods Brewing

February 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

I took an adventure day this week and headed into the Columbia River Gorge.  The magical thing about the Gorge is there is just so much to see and do.  The hiking [more]

Pfriem Family Brewers

February 19, 2015 // 6 Comments

Another great reason to make the drive out to Hood River. (Like we need more) [more]

Oneonta Gorge

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most beautiful spots in the Columbia River Gorge. But you have to earn it, to get inside. [more]

Tunnel Falls @ Eagle Creek

May 6, 2014 // 7 Comments

A long hike with a spectacular payoff at the end, a cave THROUGH a waterfall. Hike the Eagle Creek Trail 4 miles past Punchbowl Falls to reach Tunnel Falls. [more]

Hike: Cape Horn

December 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We ate a ton: turkey, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and an excellent sweet potato pie from Joy The Baker’s [more]

Hike: Beacon Rock

April 30, 2013 // 3 Comments

A short breathtaking hike with big payoff. Climb up the switchbacks pinned to the side of Beacon Rock for fantastic views of the gorge. School age kids will love this one. [more]

Wildflower Hunting

April 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

My family and I escaped the gloom and the rain in the valley with a trip east into the Columbia River Gorge.  It was a wildflower hunting expedition and we bagged at least [more]
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