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Hood River, sitting along side the Columbia River some 60 miles east of Portland on Interstate Highway 84, offers the traveler a welcomed respite from the busy highway and a place to relax for the night or a place to play during an extended stay.
Long renowned for its magnificent setting in the Columbia River Gorge and its scenic drives through the picturesque fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley, this town of 4,500 has become the Northwest's most popular location for windsurfing.
The windsurfing community contributes millions of dollars to the local economy and has helped spawn the growth of other destination-type activities including biking, hiking, fishing, golf, wine tasting and farm and garden tours.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon Spotlight Columbia River Gorge by Ericka Chickowski. This lightweight and compact guide offers firsthand advice on what to see, maps with sightseeing highlights, recommendations on dining, shopping, entertainment and lodging so you can better navigate through the magnificent geological wonder. Order now...
Fodor's Oregon, 6th Edition (Full-Color Travel Guide) by Fodor's. Discover beautiful scenery, the newest urban towns, wine and brew venues and much more. This guide offers advice and recommendations from the local writers, maps, photos and descriptions of each area. Order now...
Oregon: An Explorer's Guide 3d Edition by Denise Fainberg. New color highlights make it easier to find the info you need. Includes: getting there, getting around, what to see, what to do, green space, family activities, where to stay and eat, entertainment, selective shopping, special events, and more. Color highlights throughout, 100 black-and-white photographs. Order now...
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