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.
MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE EVENTS
ON-GOING Wine Tastings—Sunshine Mill Winery; 15 Mile
Winery; Moody Tollbridge Winery Co., The Dalles. www.
JAN. 2-5 Wine Sales Weekend, Maryhill Winery. Check on
winter hours. www.maryhillwinery.com
APR. 22 14th Annual Cherry of A Ride. Recreational bike ride
averaging 20 miles (up to 80 miles), depending on skill level.
APR. 20-22 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour. 41 artists on
For information and events: www.cityofstevenson.com;
www.VisitTheDalles.com (541) 296-2231;
Sorosis Park in The Dalles Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center