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

The Historic Columbia River Highway is open again for your riding pleasure

Along with an announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service (see below) that Multnomah Falls has begun a phased re-opening comes news that the last section of the Historic Columbia River Highway closed due to Covid-19 precautions is now open. The Oregon Department of Transportation has officially re-opened the Historic Highway between Bridal Veil and … Read more