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2016 Fall Chinook Outlook Positive

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, December 10, 2015

This year on the Columbia River, the return of fall chinook was record-setting. Looking forward, state fisheries officials have forecast another above-average year for fall chinook.  State fisheries officials released today their preliminary outlooks for coho and fall chinook salmon in 2016 in the Columbia River.  Bright stocks of fall chinook are anticipated to be […]

Columbia River Fall Chinook Return Setting Records

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

This year’s fall chinook run has been a good one. In fact, it has been setting records. The present passage count at McNary Dam on the Columbia River is over 456,000 salmon, and has broken the previous record of 454,000 passing chinook, set in 2013. The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) suggests that the […]

New Cruise To Be Offered on The Columbia River

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beginning on April 2, 2016 you will see a new cruise sailing the Columbia River. American Pride, a 150-passenger, authentic paddle wheeler, is moving from its present location on the Mississippi River, and making its debut on the Columbia River this spring.  American Pride will join the veteran Queen of the West cruise, and they […]

2015 Melges 24 US National Championships

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, August 3, 2015

Drive over to Cascade Locks for the 2015 Melges 24 US National Championships on August 7th, 8th and 9th. This Columbia River regatta is open to all boats that meet the obligations of the Melges 24 Class rules and USMCA rules, including class membership. Registration is still open if your available for a great time on […]

Canoe Paddling to Help the Environment along the lower Columbia River

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, June 19, 2015

Join the The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s Connect to the Columbia Community Canoe Paddle excursions to help the environment while enjoying the natural beauty from atop the water. Join these community paddles for free, no paddling experience is necessary, this is a great experience for families with children 5 and older. Embrace your community responsibility to […]

Paddling the Columbia River Gorge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Stand Up Paddle Boarding originated in Hawaii and has proven itself as a popular sport among all skill levels. In 2013 it was reported that Stand Up Paddle Boarding had the most first-time participants than any other outdoor sport in the United States. Watch Harmony and friends Paddle Board on the Columbia River in the […]

Set Sail on the Columbia River This Summer

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, May 18, 2015

Set sail the Columbia River aboard a pirate ship this summer for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure the whole family will enjoy. Enjoy the beauty of the ship while taking in the landscape of the Gorge from the view of the river. Learn details of when this Columbia River buccaneer experience can take place below. One 18th […]

Multnomah Falls Lodge

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Monday, April 20, 2015

The Multnomah Falls Lodge is a must-see for anyone traveling through Oregon. This amazing location hold many treasures aside from this beautiful lodge including the upscale Northwest style restaurant, the mighty waterfalls, hiking trails and the educational Visitor Center. Learn details about the wonderful waterfall that is the Multnomah Falls below. Multnomah Falls plummets 620 […]

Celebrate Winter in Oregon

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, January 23, 2015

Photo credit: Mt. Bachelor Discover fun new ways to embrace Oregon in the winter with Travel Oregon’s 9 ways to Celebrate Winter. Start with a ranger-guided tour at Crater Lake then relax at Crystal Crane Hot Springs near Burns. You could always watch a winter storm at the coast or take up some fishing in […]

Amazon Smile Foundation

Posted by West Columbia Gorge Chamber on Friday, December 19, 2014

It is the season of giving but someone special has secretly done more than that. Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway has been registered for the Amazon Smile Foundation to receive support. What an amazing gesture someone made and the Amazon Smile Foundation makes it easy to contribute to Friends of the Historic Columbia […]

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