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The Dalles

Welcome to our section about sunny The Dalles, Oregon! Here you'll find anything and everything that you ever wanted to know about "TD" including but not limited to local news, events, free classifieds, restaurant reviews, things to do and more! Check back often as this page is updated multiple times daily!

News and Events

Estate Liquidation Sale for Local Machine Shop: McCarthey R&D Estate Auction. When: Sunday, January 27th at ?PM. Where: Auction Sales, 1400 US Hwy 197, The Dalles. - 1/27

Free Saturday Family Movie: Come enjoy "Madagascar" sponsored by YouthThink, who will be collecting canned food donations. When: Saturday, January 26th at 10AM (Doors open at 9:15AM). Where: Columbia Cinemas (2727 West 7th St. The Dalles). - 1/26

St. Mary's Academy Family Auction and Carnival: Enjoy a silent auction, carnival, food, games, the balloon man and more family fun! When: Friday, January 25th from 5:30PM-8:30PM. Where: 10th and Cherry Heights, The Dalles. - 1/25

Eagle Watch: When: Saturday and Sunday Jan. 19/20 from 9AM-10AM. Where: The Dalles Dam Visitor Center. - 1/19 and 1/20

Free Saturday Family Movie: Come enjoy "Mirror Mirror" sponsored by YouthThink, who will be collecting canned food donations. When: Saturday, January 19th at 10AM (Doors open at 9:15AM). Where: Columbia Cinemas (The Dalles). - 1/19

Free Saturday Family Movie: Come enjoy "Happy Feet Two" sponsored by YouthThink, who will be collecting canned food donations. When: Saturday, January 12th at 10AM (Doors open at 9:15AM). Where: Columbia Cinemas (TD). - 1/12

Free Saturday Family Movie: Come enjoy "Dolphin Tale" sponsored by YouthThink, who will be collecting canned food donations. When: Saturday, January 5th at 10AM. Where: Columbia Cinemas (The Dalles). - 1/5

The Dalles Farmer's Market: Most people simply don't understand the difference between fresh LOCAL grown produce and chain store bought produce. There is NO comparison! Come be a part of this event at 5th and Union every Wednesday from 4PM-7PM (June 13th through September 26th) and every Saturday from 9AM-1PM (June 2nd through October 13th) - June through October

Comedy Show: The Ron Stubbs "Outrageous Rock "N" Roll" Hypnosis Show is back for an unprecedented 3rd time! Whene: Friday, August 24th, 8PM. Where: Cascade Ballroom, Shilo Inn, The Dalles. Tickets: $15. Call 541-298-3287 for more info! - 8/24

1st Annual Tree Huck Ultimate Frisbee Tournament: Check out our Sports section for full details! - 8/4

T.D. Farmer's Market: Enjoy locally grown fruits and grain fed meats. When: 9AM-1PM. Where: City Park, 5th and Union. - 7/28

The Wizard of OZ Performance: Plays in the Park! When: Saturday, July 28th at 11AM. Where: The Dalles City Park (5th and Union) Call 541-370-2513 for more information. - 7/28

Americans With Disabilities Act Celebration Gathering: Booths, music and refreshments. When: Thursday, July 26th from 10AM-2PM. Where: The Dalles Civic Auditorium. Call Julie Reynolds at 541-370-2810 for more information. - 7/26

Fort Dalles Days 3k, 5k, 10K Runs/Walks: When: Saturday, July 21st. Registration opens at 6:45AM. Where: Riverfront Park, The Dalles. - 7/21

Fort Dalles Rodeo: Tickets are now available for the 2012 Ft. Dalles Rodeo at The Dalles Chamber of Commerce (404 W 2nd St.) The rodeo runs July 19, 20 and 21 this year. Call 541-296-2231 for more info! - 7/19 through 7/21

Farmer's Market: When: Saturday, July 21st from 9AM-1PM. Where: City Park (5th and Union, The Dalles). - 7/21

Music in the Park: Eric Tweed and The Devil's Advocate play live at City Park in The Dalles (5th and Union). Tweed is a Blues singer by trade. He's also a great guitarist. When: Wednesday, July 18th at 6PM. - 7/18

The Dalles Business After Hours: Network with other local area businesses. Don't forget to bring your business cards! When: Tuesday, July 17th from 5-7PM. Where: C.H. Urness Motor Company (505 Cherry Heights Rd.) - 7/17

Fort Dalles Days Family Street Party: Local band "Unwound" performs live music! When: Monday, July 16th from 4:30PM-10PM. Where: 707 Walnut Street, The Dalles. - 7/16

Rodeo Tickets/T-Shirts on Sale! Get yours at The Dalles Chamber of Commerce office on West 2nd Street. - 7/15

Gorge Heroes Club Benefit: For the Troops! When: Saturday, July 14th at 5:30PM. Where: The home of Dean and Carol Roderick (1141 Oak Street, The Dalles) - Tickets: Call 541-296-6517. - 7/14

Jammin' July Street Fest: When: Saturday, July 14th: Where: 5pm, 2nd St. The Dalles. - 7/14

The Dalles Farmer's Market: When: Wednesday, July 11th from 4-7PM. Where: City Park, 5th and Union. - 7/11

The Dalles Chamber Now Open 7 Days a Week! Weekend hours will run from 10AM-4PM which will also include holidays!

Diesel Truck Strikes Cougar: I-84 was closed for 6 hours early Tuesday morning as a 2 year old male cougar was struck by an 18 wheeler while crossing the freeway. The 1990 Peterbilt was traveling westbound at milepost 81. The truck's fuel crossover line was damaged causing fuel to spill on the highway. - 6/12

What is in our Night Skies? FREE program at the Wasco Co. Library. When: Wednesday, March 21st at 7PM. Questions? Call 541-296-2815. - 3/21

Fundraiser Benefiting Haven Teen Troupe: at Burgerville in The Dalles from 5-8PM on Tuesday, March 13th. Please consider supporting this great cause! - 3/13

2012 Fort Dalles Rodeo Banquet and Queen Coronation: When: Saturday, March 10th. Where: The Dalles Country Club (4550 Hwy 30 W. The Dalles) Call 541-980-4190 for info. - 3/10

Colonel Wright's Campaign as Mapped: by Topographer T. Kolecki. When: Saturday, February 25th at 1:30PM. Where: Original Wasco. County Courthouse (410 West 2nd Place (Behind TD Chamber of Commerce). FREE! Call 541-296-1021 for more info. - 2/25

"The Marriage of Figaro" Northern Wasco Co. Parks and Rec has organized a trip on November 6th to Portland to watch "The Marriage of Figaro", one of Mozart's most popular and humorous operas. Cost is $50 or $55 if you live out of district. Transportation is provided. Attendees will depart from The Dalles at 12 Noon from The Dalles. Call 541-296-9533 to register! - 11/6

Wasco County Historical Society Annual Meeting & Luncheon - Eric Gleason, Archaeologist, will be the featured speaker and will discuss the recent dig to uncover the Chinese presence in The Dalles in his presentation: "Uncovering the Chinese Presence in The Dalles". Luncheon includes your choice from swiss steak with gravy or chicken, roll,salad, mashed potatoes and dessert. Cost of lunch meal: $12 per member, $17 per non-member. The price of your meal will benefit the Meals On Wheels program.Where: Mid-Columbia Senior Center (1112 W. 9th St.) When: Saturday, November 5th. Time: Noon-3PM. The public is invited! For more info, email Jan Leininger at: or call Mollie Newton at 541.296.5768. You must RSVP by 11/1 to attend! - 11/5

Wrestling Club Poker Tournament - 7PM @ Clock Tower Ales. - 10/22

Guthrie Film Debut and Musical Tribute: "Roll on Columbia". Film about folk musician Woody Guthrie and the songs inspired by his work for the BPA. The Wanderers and The Renegade String Band will perform live. Cost: $7 (for movie and music). Salmon buffet dinner will be available for $15. Movie Times: 5pm and 7:15pm. Dinner/Music: 6:15pm. Advance tickets are required. For tickets, call: 541.296.8600 x201. - 10/22

5K and 10K Walk/Run: 21st Annual T.D. Emergency Shelter Program fundraiser. Time: 8:30AM at Kiwanis Pocket Park. Call 541-296-9566 for more info. - 10/15

Poker Tournament Fundraiser for The Dalles Youth Football. Buy-in: $50. Time: 7PM. Location: The Dalles Country Club. - 10/15

"Pink Walk" - Support breast cancer awareness by joining many others in a walk at St. Peters Landmark at 10AM on 10/15.

Celilo Inn Saturday Getaway: Enjoy live patio music and complimentary LIVE music (Larry Adair Jazz Trio), wine/espresso, pumpkin pie and spectacular river views. For more information, call 541-769-0001. - 10/8 and 10/15

Gorge Community Celebration: Come to the Discovery Center in The Dalles to enjoy live music, outdoor yoga class, Native American storytelling, kid's bike safety course, beer garden, face painting, craft workshops, birds of prey shows, educational workshops, artisans, local foods, authors, photographers and special gues Mark Thunderwolf. Admission is FREE! - 10/8 and 10/9

Richard Wilkins Blues Band LIVE! 6-9PM at the Copacabana (414 East 2nd, The Dalles). Cost: $5. This is a 21 and over event. - 10/8

Community Parking Lot Sale: From 8AM-1PM at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center (Corner of 9th and Cherry Heights). Call 541-298-4682 for more info. - 9/24

Petroglyph and Pictographs: Presented by Jeanne Hillis. Sponsored by the Wasco Co. Historical Society. Time: 2PM. Location: Rorick House (300 W. 13th, The Dalles). FREE! - 8/13

Moonlight Paddle: Location: Riverfront Park in T.D. Take a relaxing kayak ride on the Col. River. No experience is necessary! Space is limited, so you must pre-register by calling Parks and Rec at 541-296-9533. Fee: $20. - 8/12

Geocaching Workshop: (Thompson Park) Participants will learn how to operate a GPS receiver. Junt bring yourself! All equipment is provided! Time: 10AM. Cost: $5/Family. Pre-Register at the Parks and Rec office. Call pre-register at the Parks Office. 541-296-9533 for more info. - 7/23

The Story of Ortley: Offered by the Wasco County Hist. Society. Hear the story of Ortley (Ghost town on 7 Mile Hill). Story told by Addie Schwartz. Time: 2pm. Location: The Rorick House, 300 W. 13th St, The Dalles. This event is free to attend! - 7/23

Music in the Park: Coyote Creek plays at 6PM at City Park! (5th and Union) - 7/20

Town Hall Meeting: Sunday, July 17th at 5:30PM at The Dalles Senior Center. Senator Merkley will be on hand. - 7/17

Ft. Dalles Days Parade: Downtown The Dalles at 10AM. - 7/16

Fort Dalles Pro Rodeo: Starts at 7:30PM at Milt Tumilson Arena. Call 1-800-255-3385 for more info. - 7/14 through 7/16

The Story of Explorer David Thompson: Presented by Historian Susan Buce of the Wasco County Historical Society. Time: 2PM. Location: Rorick House in The Dalles (300 W. 13th St.) Admission: FREE! - 7/10

Jammin' July Steet Fest: Downtown The Dalles from 5PM-10PM. - 7/9

Report Graffiti! Help preserve your community by reporting the "eye sore" by calling John Bisset at 541-506-2665.

Music in the Park: Enjoy the tunes of Quichua Mashis! Time: 6PM at The Dalles City Park (5th and Union). Admission is FREE. - 6/22

Alice in Wonderland: 11:00AM at The Dalles City Park. Directed by Lowry Browning. FREE Admission! - 6/18

"For the Tourist"

Restaurants in The Dalles - We list all of the tasty places to eat in town as well as where you can find Wifi Hotspots! All offer e-coupons which you can redeemed by showing on your mobile device when it's time to pay the bill!

Lodging - Whether you're looking for a hotel, motel, campground, rv park, vacation rental or bed and breakfast, we've got you covered! We list pet friendly establishments as well!

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Camping - Detailed list of campgrounds where you can pitch a tent and enjoy the beautiful Columbia River Gorge!

Cycling - List of popular routes where you can get on your bike, start pedaling and nail down a good workout!

Hiking - List of all the cool hikes you can take including popular walking trails.

Fishing - Bait that hook, cast out and reel in a big one at one of the many fishing holes on our list! We also note establishments where you can obtain a daily or seasonal fishing license.

Hunting - Few realize that this city has some of the best hunting in the state. We reveal all the great places to lock and load including where you can pick up a license!

Lakes - Whether you're going for a swim or looking to catch tonight's dinner, The Dalles has you covered!

Rivers - The MIGHTY COLUMBIA dominates this town's list of rivers. List includes boat ramps!


Historic Sites