Our Nature Will Move You
Troutdale, Oregon is the Gateway to The Gorge – the perfect small-town destination on your journey through the endless natural experiences that are the Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood. Just 20 minutes from the bustle of downtown Portland, it was originally established as a rail town in the early 1900s. Troutdale grew with the proliferation of the automobile and the creation of America’s first scenic highway. Visitors flock here from around the world for the region’s unparalleled outdoor recreation activities. Enjoying The Gorge means taking in the beauty along the Historic Columbia River Highway, where spectacular waterfalls drop from towering cliffs of volcanic basalt rising from the surrounding emerald green forest. Heading inland offers the thrill of skiing Oregon’s tallest mountain, Mt. Hood, or hiking and mountain biking through the surrounding forested landscape.
Troutdale is known for our charming downtown , live music, and fun family events. We’re home to restaurants serving farm-to-table treats, art galleries , and boutiques full of unique treasures. Visit Troutdale to enjoy a relaxing weekend playing on the river, shopping and dining. Or, stay in Troutdale to launch your next adventure in The Gorge or Mt. Hood.