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Cascade Locks

Welcome to our section about the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, Cascade Locks. Located just 45 short minutes from Portland off of I-I-84 (Exit 44), this often overlooked town offers some of the most beautiful views that the Gorge has to offer highlighted by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Those lucky enough to discover this area indulge in world class hiking trails and great fishing. "Must see/do" activities here include the Historical Museum, a ride on the Sternwheeler, buying some fresh catch (fish) from the Native Americans in the Charburger parking lot and getting a world famous GIANT ice cream cone from the East Wind Driver In. (There's a reason that there's always a fat line there, it's BIG!)

Listed below, you'll find local news, events, restaurant reviews, things to do and more! Check back often as this page is updated daily!

News and Events

Movies in the Park: salutes H.R. Co. Commission on Children and Familes and their Volunteers for this great FREE event! This week's movie is "How to Train YOur Dragon" (Rated PG). The movie lasts an hour and 38 minutes. When: Friday, August 3rd at dusk. Where: Marine Park, Cascade Locks. - 8/3

Movies in the Park: HUGE thanks to The Port of Cascade Locks and Hood River Co. Commission on Children and Families for this great FREE event! The first movie night will be on Friday, July 20th featuring "Despicable Me" (Rated PG, 95 Mins.) Movies start at dusk! Blankets and (low) folding chairs are welcome! Where: Marine Park, Cascade Locks, Oregon. - 7/20

Sternwheeler Visitor Center Open House: Enjoy the opening of the Cascade Locks Visitor Center at Marine Park! Check out their new menus and relax on their riverside patio! When: Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7PM. - 5/3

Festival of Nations: Call Rebecca at 503-753-4267 for more info. 9/10 and 9/11

Sternwheeler Days: TBA

"For the Tourist"

Restaurants in Cascade Locks - List of all the tasty eats you can find including river view dining!

Lodging - List of all the best places to stay while your in town!

Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler - The crown jewel of the area is a "must do" activity while you're in town! There are no words to describe the breath taking views of the Cascade Mountains from the River. The boat also serves up some really good food on their dinner cruises!

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