The Dalles, Oregon


On October 29, 1792, WR Broughton and his men of the Vancouver Expedition discovered and named Mt. Hood, in honor of Lord Hood of British Admiralty. The Lewis and Clark Expedition paved the way and named the glacial stream now known as the Hood River. Followed by Lewis and Clark were trappers, fur traders, and pioneer settlers.

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Area Attractions
Fruit Loop in the Hood River ValleyFruit Loop in the Hood River Valley
Take a 35-mile scenic meander through the fruit orchards, small towns, and back roads of the Hood River Valley. Experience Oregon's largest fruit growing region.
International Museum of Carousel Art

International Museum of Carousel Art
Experience the largest and most comprehensive collection of carousel horses in the world. This collection of antique and one-of-a-kind carousel animals is something you absolutely should not miss

Columbia Gorge Discover CenterColumbia Gorge Discover Center
With more than 18,000 square feet dedicated to exhibits interpreting the cultural and natural history of the area there is plenty to learn, see and read when visiting.
Timberline LodgeTimberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge stands at 6,000 feet on the slope of Mt. Hood. Built in the 1930s, the historic landmark remains a favorite spot for Oregonians year-round and a summer ski destination for the world.
Nearby Lodging
The Dalles Inn - The DallesThe Dalles Inn- The Dalles
Stay in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Stroll the charming streets of The Dalles, dine at wonderful restaurants, visit the local winery, and explore the Columbia River Gorge with its many activities.
Pheasant Valley Orchards Bed & BreakfastPheasant Valley Orchards Bed & Breakfast
Pheasant Valley’s Bed & Breakfast and Winery are nestled in the heart of the scenic Columbia River Gorge. We are just 60 miles east of Portland and minutes from downtown Hood River.
Mt. Hood  Bed & BreakfastMt. Hood Hamlet Bed & Breakfast in Mt Hood
Four individually unique guestrooms are decorated with beauty, comfort and care; each with a private bath, fireplace and more. There is a wonderful outdoor hot-tub to soak in.
Best Western Hood River Inn
Guest rooms are spacious and well appointed, many featuring river views and some balconies.
Skamania LodgeSkamania Lodge is a renowned Pacific Northwest resort located in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Enjoy peace and comfort in our 254 newly enhanced guest rooms.
Best Western Columbia River Inn, in the heart of the scenic Columbia River Gorge, is conveniently located only 35 miles from Portland.
The Comfort Inn® Columbia Gorge is ideally located off Interstate 84 in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. This The Dalles, OR hotel is convenient to the historic downtown area and many attractions, like The Dalles Dam and Mount Hood Railroad.
Located just west of downtown Sandy, the Best Western Sandy Inn provides a quiet and comfortable place to sleep after a full day of fun. We are only 25 miles from Mt. Hood's various ski resorts for skiing year round and night skiing during the winter.

The Columbia Gorge has always been one of Oregon's primary centers of trade and commerce. Long before Oregon or the United States, this region was a commercial hub for more than 10,000 years.

Strategically located along this profitable waterway, the City of The Dalles enjoys a strong economy of agriculture, forest products and industry.

The Dalles was also the site of Fort Dalles. Established in 1850 to protect immigrants after the Whitman massacre, it was the only military post between the Pacific coast and Wyoming. The only building left of Fort Dalles is the Surgeon's Quarters, which has been incorporated into the Fort Dalles Museum.

The Dalles is the county seat of Wasco County. When it was established in 1854, Wasco County was the largest county ever formed in the United States. The Original Wasco County Courthouse, which still stands in The Dalles, had jurisdiction over a region stretching from the Cascades to the modern-day states of Montana and Wyoming. The county assumed its present, smaller form over a period of a half-century, as many other counties and portions of several states were created within its original boundaries. Today, The Dalles is a regional center for commerce and government services. It is the largest city in the Columbia River Gorge.