If it’s wind-blown, then it happens in the Columbia River Gorge, from windsurfing to kiteboarding and down-winder stand-up paddling. Add to that Oregon’s premiere destination for skiingMt. Hood, a winter oasis for the snow obsessed. Tailored around the active traveler, both places offer a plethora of things to do. Hike to waterfalls, then soak in a mineral bath. Take a snowboarding lesson, then settle down to a couple of local microbrews. Mountain bike through a fir forest or sagebrush, then sample wines or eat sushi. Sports, scenery and aweinspiring geology—get them all in this region of Oregon.

 

72 HOURS IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE

72 HOURS IN MT. HOOD TERRITORY