The Columbia River Gorge between Oregon and Washington is the ultimate spot for outdoor adventures. World class kiteboarding, white water rafting, towering waterfalls, mountain bike trails and great hikes are just some of the attractions you’ll find here, while winter brings cross-country skiing and snowboarding at the only resort in North America that’s open year round.

At the end of the day, toast to another day of stoke at a brewery, or relax among the vines and enjoy the views of Mt. Hood or Mt. Adams at one of the area’s many wineries. You’ll find everything you need here to enjoy an unforgettable getaway, whatever your speed is.

The Gorge Guide was started in 2020 as a way to share the best experiences in The Gorge and the right gear to make it happen. Travel editor Tamara Elliott is an award-winning writer, photographer and the founder of Globe Guide. Aaron Sales has lived in Hood River for about 20 years, is the former editor of Kiteboarding Magazine, CEO of the team building and events company Global Sessions, and set the world speed record for the fastest ascent up Mount St. Helens on a snow kite.

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