The Columbia River Gorge—occupying about 300,000 acres of land—sits about twenty miles east of Portland. This expansive river canyon is home to incredible waterfalls, some of the finest hiking trails in the region, as well as the best windsurfing. On your way here from Portland, be sure to stop at Crown Point, which is just off of the Historic Columbia River Highway. The panoramic view of the Columbia River from this lookout point is truly majestic.

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