Local Happenings and Resources

We can think of a million reasons to spend time in the Columbia River Gorge. This page is full of resources for visitors and locals alike.

Local Calendar of Events

A listing of what we believe are the most exciting and interesting things happening in our community. Check-in regularly for updates.

August Mushroom Hunt Series

Every sunday in august | 11 AM – 1 PM

Join Meadows team member and local mushroom expert Jason Roberts on a hike through our permit area locating and recognizing mushrooms found on Mt. Hood. This is not a hike to forage for mushrooms, but it will educate and inform you on how to find some of the most delicious varieties of mushrooms. Jason will also provide tips on where to find these yummy morsels for yourself. These hikes will be more specific to the bolete or porcini mushroom family as they are the easiest to identify for beginning mushroom hunters. There are 20 spots available for each day so make sure to register in advance! The Mushroom Hunt includes a scenic chair ride ticket.
Read more here.

Columbia Center for the Arts: Best of the Gorge

opening friday, august 5

Columbia Center for the Arts is excited to present Best of the Gorge, a juried group show of regional work made by gorge artists.

Best of The Gorge will be juried this year by Julie Beeler and Sorcha Meek. This premier show celebrates and rewards the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia Gorge artists. All mediums are welcome, such a drawing, painting, photography, glass, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, new media, digital, and mixed media. Monetary prizes will go to the best three artworks as chosen by the Jurors.
Read more here.

Wyeth Trail Party

September 3

Join TKO as we continue restoring fire-affected Wyeth Trail!

In 2007, a group of concerned hikers founded Trailkeepers of Oregon. Our work takes the form of trail maintenance projects and advocacy work to restore proper funding to a resource so beneficial and beloved by Oregonians.

Backed by the generosity of hundreds of donors and volunteers, Trailkeepers of Oregon is committed to making sure everyone has access to Oregon’s most special places for years to come.
Read more here.

Coastal Conservation Association – 2021 Hawgs & Dawgs Salmon Fishing Derby

september 11

CCA OREGON is an advocacy group for salmon, steelhead, and our other Northwest fish. Our job is to give voice to this precious resource that cannot defend itself against destruction. 

When – September 11th Derby: 5am to Noon
Hot Dogs/Hamburgers/Picnic: Noon to 3pm
Weigh in: 2pm to 3pm
Prizes – 1st 2nd & 3rd Prizes for biggest fish – Adults
1st 2nd & 3rd Prizes for biggest fish – Age 17 and under
Read more here.

Walk About Lyle

september 25

Enjoy guided walks and trailhead talks around Lyle.  This event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Lyle Community Council which promotes walking and healthy eating.  There will be a guided bird tour at 9:00 and a guided history tour at noon.  Children’s parade at 10 and a walkathon for those over 60 at 10:30. Cherry Orchard and Klickitat Trail Head talks at 11 and 1.   Something for everyone.  Healthy Snacks are available for $1 and lunch options by donation.  Water will be available so remember to bring your water bottle and wear your walking shoes.
Read more here.

2021 Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour 

September 17, 18, 19

Explore ART in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge during the 15th annual Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. Forty juried artists will open their studios to the public for this three-day tour, featuring the highest quality work available from the region in a variety of mediums and styles.

The tour is free and self-guided, with studios located throughout the Mid-Columbia from Hood River to The Dalles and from Parkdale, Oregon to White Salmon, Washington. Enjoy all the orchards and breathtaking views along the way, providing insight into the environment in which the art is created.
Read more here.

Past Events

The Meaning of Climate Change

Wednesday, August 4 | 6 pm
Presented by david osborn


We live in a time of tremendous transformation as the reality of climate change and its effects on our communities become more apparent with every passing year. The meanings we construct about climate change affect how we think about it, our feelings about it, and our willingness to take action. Portland State University instructor David Osborn leads a discussion exploring different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to action.
This is an Oregon Humanities Conversation Project in cooperation with The Dalles Public Library.
Read more here.

Mt Hood Rock Club – Rock + Gem Show

friday, aug 13 – sunday aug 15

Join us for our annual show August 13th-15th 2021.

We are crossing all our fingers that vaccinations and lessened covid risk will make this show possible.

Admission and on-site parking are free. We’ll have rock + gem vendors, demonstrations, educational exhibits, raffle, kids’ activities, and a silent auction. Great for families and rock enthusiasts of all ages!
Read more here.

The One Night Stand! A Vintage VW Car Show and Campout!

saturday, aug 14 – sunday aug 15

So much more than a car show as there will be activities and games for all ages as well as a swap meet and MORE!

-Private river access and swimming holes. -Outdoor Games & Competitions -Adult Beverage Vendor -Food/Snacks & Sweets Vendors -VW Merchandise Vendors – Swap Meet  -Kids Craft Corner -Camping -Music/Entertainment  -Group Bonfire -AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED! 

All proceeds for the Campout and Car Show are being donated to the Humane Society and Domestic Violence Assistance. We will also be collecting donations of pet food, pet supplies for the humane society as well as items for domestic violence survivors.
Read more here.

Pacific Crest Trail Days

aug 20 – aug 22

Pacific Crest Trail Days is an annual summer festival that celebrates and promotes hiking, camping, backpacking & outdoor stewardship.  Attendees can participate in activities, games, & presentations, win awesome gear at the raffle, and get great deals on the latest outdoor products from sponsors at the Gear Expo.  If you’re into car camping, day hiking, long distance hiking, or just curious, a wide-range of gear and info will be here! Don’t miss out on a great time at the 14th annual PCT DAYS, located in the Marine Park of Cascade Locks, Oregon…the heart of the Columbia River Gorge!
PCT DAYS is free to attend, with a suggested donation of non-perishable food, personal care products, or a monetary contribution to the FISH food bank, which serves the local community.  
Read more here.

Explore

A collection of maps, itineraries, and resources for exploring the area.

Explore the East Gorge Food Trail

Analemma partnered with the intrepid explorers behind the East Gorge Food Trail to create the Gorge Grown Vineyard Picnic. Travel Oregon has put together a series of itineraries that highlight some of the 30+ stops along the East Gorge Food Trail, including fruit farms, orchards, wineries, cideries, restaurants, and more. Discover the delights of the East Gorge Food Trail on the Travel Oregon website.

Photo courtesy of Travel Oregon

Plan Your Winetasting Route

There is no shortage of talented producers creating exciting wines in the small but diverse Columbia Gorge AVA. Use this map from the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association to plan your winery visits!

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Experience

Did you know Analemma Wines was a stop along the Lewis & Clark Trail? Well maybe not exactly, but we are honored to be included in the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Experience and featured in this comprehensive virtual trail map and guide. This resource is chock-full of useful information, including a Geotourism Toolkit, advice for sustainable tourism, and everything you need to plan a trip to any of the stops along the trail.