Two-mile carfree section of paved Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail opens Saturday

The dream of connecting the 73-mile Historic Columbia River Highway between Troutdale and The Dalles will become even closer to reality after this weekend. A celebration with activities for the kids and an open house for new, ADA-accessible and bike-friendly campsites will be held at Viento State Park on Saturday to welcome two new miles … Read more

Columbia River Gorge car use permit system deemed a success, likely to return

“I feel confident saying that we met our goals of improving visitor experience.” – Terra Lingley, ODOT State of Oregon officials say a permit system created to reduce car use in the Columbia River Gorge this past summer was a success and is very likely to return in 2023. The timed-access permit system was required … Read more

I did the Gorge by bike and it’s the longest and most beautiful ride I’ve ever done

When I saw there was a Pedalpalooza ride from Portland to Multnomah Falls, I was immediately thrilled, and then shocked at myself. Up until very recently, I wouldn’t have thought this was even something a person could do. I’ve had pretty low faith in my athletic abilities for my entire life – physical activity was … Read more