Exploring the Dalles- Central Oregon Columbia River

For millenia, the shoreline of this picturesque bend in the Columbia River—80 miles east of Portland and the Eastern Oregon gateway to the Columbia Gorge—has been where hard work happens. This is The Dalles.

The stretch was a bustling tribal trading and fishing outpost for an astonishing 10,000 years, according to historians. Since white settlers arrived through the Oregon Trail, it has been an industrial hub for farming and food processing, fishing, forestry, hydropower and aluminum smelting (the latter flourished until the early 2000s).  Continue reading>>>


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