Portland, OR and the Columbia River Gorge Area

In August, 2009, we traveled inland after leaving the Oregon Coast. We drove through the fertile lands of the Willamette Valley, where we visited Amity vineyards, the home of some of the world's best penoir noir. From our home base in Portland we explored the nearby Columbia River Gorge. We traveled the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge Loop, taking us past the spectacular waterfalls along Scenic Hwy 30 and past majestic Mt. Hood. We also took a thrilling 8 mile white water rafting trip over the class III-IV rapids of the White Salmon River.