Thursday, August 18, 2011

Highway 14: the lesser-used side of the Columbia Gorge

On a recent sojourn to Portland we decided to skip the interstate and take the narrower, windier, generally higher-in-elevation road on the Washington side of the River.

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If you're traveling through the area (and if you are, you really only have two choices), consider taking this route. There are many places to easily pull off to enjoy the sweeping vistas, several cute little towns with cute little fruit stands and cafes and you get better close up views of the windmills.

Oh, did I mention there's a life-sized replica of Stonehenge?


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2 comments:

BorderWars said...

I'll have to add these cool places to the itinerary next time I make it up to the Pacific Northwest. I love off the beaten path finds like these.

CyborgSuzy said...

Since I moved out to the desert last year, I've made the drive through the Gorge over a dozen times, and I still haven't stopped at all the places on my list. And that's just one, three-hour stretch of travel.