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“High on a mountainoverlooking the CRGNSA this is the best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Columbia River Highway

Columbia River Highway
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US$105.00*
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Troutdale
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Owner description: A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
Troutdale, Oregon
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129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“High on a mountainoverlooking the CRGNSA this is the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

As you drive up the Scenic Highway you will discover a rest stop that was built for the earlier cars. Hanging on the side of Larch Mountain it is 3 stories tall and has photo inspiration written all over the views from there.

The wind can get well over 100 mph because of the Columbia Gorge kind of acts like a wind tunnel..

Stop and take some pictures and go in to talk to the friendly volunteers inside, the Friends of The Vista House. They put in time year round and like to talk to you.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Take your time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is great for a leisurely drive. Plan on going around thirty miles per hour. As you head north stop by the Falls.

Visited September 2013
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New Milford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A definite must travel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

What an absolutely beautiful drive. Make the stops along the way to appreciate the waterfalls, they are just a short walk from the parking areas. Multnomah Falls was breathtaking, it's a bit of a longer hike so very worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

A scenic roadway with the Columbia River on one side and the waterfalls on the other. At the least, stop at Multnomah Falls and hike up to the ridge.

Visited May 2013
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a treat with the wind surfers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Just a wonderful site with lots to see and do! The wind surfers add lots of color to an already beautiful site!

Visited July 2013
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