Columbia River Gorge, USA
The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles (130 km) as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area called the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and is managed by the United States Forest Service. The gorge is a popular recreational destination.
A visit to the area is not complete without a visit to its breathtaking waterfalls. Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States. Though Multnomah Falls is grand and popular, all of the falls in the Gorge are special and breathtaking.
Things to See & Do
* Bonneville Lock and Dam
* Multnomah and Horse Tail Falls
* Vista House
* Maryhill Museum and Winery
* Bridge of The Gods
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – The Columbia River Gorge can be accessed from Portland. Portland's main airport is Portland International Airport, located about 20 minutes by car (40 minutes by MAX) northeast of downtown.
In addition Portland is home to Oregon's only public use heliport, the Portland Downtown Heliport.
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Portland at Union Station on three routes.