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Thousands of blooms are coming!

Every year around this time, Bonneville Lock and Dam staff fields questions about the daffodils planted along the entrance road. After construction of the 1993 lock, thousands of daffodils were … [Read More...]


The Trail Band Christmas at The Dalles Civic

The Trail Band Christmas Concert to Benefit The Dalles Civic Auditorium Christmas must be coming if The Trail Band is coming to The Dalles Civic Auditorium on December 1st. This year’s Trail Band … [Read More...]

Andrea and Taylor Bemis

Gorge Grown Farmer’s Market

With four different days and locations, you have no excuse not to visit a Gorge Grown Farmer’s Market this summer! I chose to attend the Thursday market at Hood River Middle School, but am also very … [Read More...]


Artist needed for Little Free Library in The Dalles

Hi, my first post here. I own a place on Scenic Drive in The Dalles. I just installed a "Little Free Library" in front of my house. It is the first one in the Columbia … [Read More...]


Plastic Recycling near The Gorge

You ever wonder where you can bring hard and soft plastics, and other recyclables that are not accepted at the curb? Far West Fibers is very close to the PDX airport. For awhile they were not … [Read More...]

Mount Hood and upper valley

Hiking Oak Ridge

There are scads of great hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. Some are mapped, while some are more off of the beaten path.  Oak Ridge Trail is a little bit of both. I enjoy this hike because, although … [Read More...]


Three additional oil trains

To readers of The Gorge Today, May 27th is the last day to tell the Department of Ecology to study the cumulative impacts of three additional oil trains per day headed through the Gorge to proposed … [Read More...]

Laurance Lake

Laurance Lake

Living in Parkdale, Oregon has many perks (shh...don't tell anyone), but one of my personal favorites is the town's proximity to Laurance Lake. At an elevation of 2980', during and just after the … [Read More...]