The Columbia Gorge, and TheGorge.com, Kenny BavosoI’m  Kenny Bavoso. I am the Co-founder and curator at the TheGorge.com. I moved to The Gorge from Colorado, 5 days after high school, and haven’t looked back.  I now live in Washougal and enjoy eating, drinking, and adventuring in The Gorge as much as did when I first moved here 21 years ago.

Jim and LyudmilaI’m Jim Leissler and that’s my wife Lyudmila. I grew up in Colorado which is great, but was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the Gorge 25 years ago. I fell in love with Hood River and The Gorge and ended up moving here 10 years later. My goal for TheGorge.com is to be a fun and informative place to help anyone enjoy the Columbia River Gorge. 

Panther Creek, Columbia River Gorge

Two happy waterfall wayfarers

I’m Jocelyn Edelstein and that is my fiance Anthony. I love to adventure, eat, drink and stay in The Gorge. I am  a writer, dancer and filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon.


The Columbia Gorge abounds with countless examples of world class adventure, food, and drink! In that spirit, we bring to you TheGorge.com. We are a team of writers and contributors and are always looking for more talented people to join our team! We focus on publishing content around Food, drink, and Adventure of the Columbia River Gorge; a place many us call home and countless visitors come to each year! If you are interested in becoming a writer or photographer, please reach out, as we would love to hear from you. You can reach us through our Contact Form.