Portland International Airport/Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Stevenson, WA is 45 minutes outside of Portland, OR and 3 ½ hours from Seattle, WA. To visit, fly into Portland International Airport and hop onto I-84 East if you fly into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport take I-5 South to Highway 14.
Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, 990 SW Rock Creek Drive (From Portland Travel East on Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks. Take the Bridge of the Gods north across the river. Once across turn right onto SR 14 (going East) and watch for the signs. From Vancouver Travel East on SR 14 to Stevenson, Washington. Watch for the signs after you pass the intersection with the Bridge of the Gods.), ☎ +1 800-991-2338, . 10AM-5PM. Located in the middle of the National Scenic Area in Stevenson, Washington, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is ideally situated to interpret the natural and cultural history of this beautiful region. This museum is designed for all age levels.$0-$7.
The Bridge of the Gods, Stevenson to Cascade Locks. 24/7. The Bridge of the Gods connects Oregon and Washington in the midst of the Columbia River Gorge. The bridge is part of the Pacific Crest Trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada. Enjoy amazing views of the Gorge.$1.
Bonneville Dam. Less than 5 minutes down the road from Stevenson is the Bonneville Dam. Take a tour on the Washington side through the Dam and check out the fish ladders. Kids will enjoy watching the fish swim up the strong river currents.
Bonneville Dam Fish Hatchery. On the Oregon side of the dam is the Bonneville Fish Hatchery, home to Herman, the 70 year old, 11 foot long, 500 pound sturgeon. He is quite a sight.
Bonneville Hot Springs Resort & Spa. A high end resort and spa secluded in the forest of the Columbia River Gorge. A beautiful retreat for anyone in need of relaxation and an escape.
Multnomah Falls. Only 15 minutes from Stevenson on the Oregon side of the Columbia River is Multnomah Falls, the second tallest year-round waterfall in the nation (stretching 620 feet from top to bottom).
BEACON ROCK: This giant monolith was once the core of an ancient volcano and acquired its name from Lewis and Clark during their expedition west. An average hiker can reach the top in less than thirty minutes, while enjoying spectacular views of the river and gorge.
HAMILTON MOUNTAIN: For all hikers there is the Hamilton Mountain trail. There is a 7.5 mile loop for more experienced hikers but families and beginners can walk a mere 1.25 mile up the trail to view Rodney Falls and the Pool of the Winds.
DOG MOUNTAIN: Intermediate and experienced hikers will enjoy Dog Mountain. It is a very steep 6.5 mile round trip hike with great views of the Columbia River and a flourish of wildflowers.</do>
Walking Man Brewery & Public House, 130 SW 1st Street, ☎ +1 509 427-5520, . Wed - Sun 4PM - 9PM. Award-winning craft brewery. Great pizza and bar menu.
130 Bar & Grill, 130 SW Cascade Avenue, ☎ +1 509-427-0161, . Sun-Thu, 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat, 11am-2am. Come enjoy both fine dining and casual fare on the waterfront. The spacious back deck offers a beautiful view of the river and the mountains.
The Crossing, 127 SW Russell Avenue, ☎ +1 509-427-8097. Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm. Great lunch spot with a variety of seasonal items on the menu.$6-$8.
La Casa De Sabor, 230 1st Street, ☎ +1 509-427-5423. Winter 11am - 7pm / Summer 11am - 9pm. Nice little taqueria for quick, tasty Mexican cuisine.$3-$10.
Cascade Room, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, ☎ +1 509 427-2508. Sun. Brunch 9AM- 2:30PM Daily 7AM - 9PM. Dine with the Columbia River Gorge as your backdrop.
River Rock Lounge. The lounge inside Skamania Lodge satisfies those looking for a meal or just a scenic spot to have a beverage and conversation.
Andrew's Pizza and Pasta, 310 Second Street, ☎ +1 509 427-8008, . Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00AM - 9:00PM. New York style pizza, whole pies or by-the-slice. Menu includes fresh made pasta, salads, soups and local Northwest microbrews.
The Venus Cafe, 326 SW Highway 14, Stevenson, WA 98648, ☎ +1 509 427-2233. Great breakfast and lunch menu.
Granny's Gedunk Ice Cream Parlor, 310 Second Street, ☎ +1 509 427-7725. Monday-Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. closed fall/winter. An old-fashioned ice cream shop featuring Umpqua Ice Cream and homemade waffle cones, milk shakes and sundaes, Italian sodas, and fresh popcorn.
Big River Grill, 192 SW 2nd St., ☎ +1 509 427-4888, . 11:30AM - 9PM. A local hot spot with delicious Northwest cuisine and a great atmosphere.
Joe's El Rio, 193 Highway 14, ☎ +1 509 427-4479, . M - Thurs 4PM - 9PM Fri - Sun 11:30 - 9PM. Tasty Mexican food made from scratch and a wicked selection of margaritas.
Walking Man Brewery, . Walking Man Brewery, Stevenson’s award-winning craft brewery, is located just a block off of the riverfront. There is a reason this brewery has fans around the world; it has an all-star selection of brews and a great northwest vibe. If you can’t make it to the brewery, their beers are offered in nearly every restaurant in town.
Skamania Lodge, 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648, ☎ +1 509 427-7700, . Located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area just 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon, on the Washington side of the Columbia River. The resort features luxurious spa services, an 18-hole golf course, a 22,000 sq ft conference center, and year-round outdoor recreation.
The Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge, 200 SW Cascade Avenue, ☎ 509.427.5650, . If the Gorge winds are what pulled you to Stevenson, try out the Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge conveniently located on Bob’s Beach. It’s a popular launch point for any windsurfer or kite boarder (and it beats paying fees to launch on the Oregon side). If you have your gear, the only effort needed to get out on the river is to open your front door. The Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge offers very competitive room rates and several rooms are equipped with hot tubs built-in to their font decks –not too shabby!
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