Historic Highway Revived in Cascade Locks, OR  

September 13th, 14th and 15th 2013
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One hundred years ago, in 1913, the design and construction of the Columbia River Highway was initiated.  Today, the Historic Columbia River Highway is the main roadway in Cascade Locks and goes by the names WaNaPa Street and Forest Lane.  The ‘old highway’ has many stories to tell.  This year, we will celebrate the enduring value of the historic highway together.

Historic Highway State Trail - McCord Creek Bridge Historic Highway State Trail Dedication
 Saturday, September 14th at 11am
 Held at the new McCord Creek Bridge near John Yeon Trailhead
 by Oregon Department of Transportation

 Shuttle or cycle in; nearest parking will be at Ainsworth exit 35

 Cascade Locks Bridge of the GodsWalk the Bridge of the Gods
 Sunday, September 15th at 10am
 sponsored by the Port of Cascade Locks

 A rare hour-long opportunity to walk the bridge without vehicle traffic!

Cascade Locks Beer and Wine Tokens Food, Wine and Beer Garden
 3pm-10pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12pm-5pm Sunday!
 Located on the plaza between Columbia Market and Cascade Inn
 Beer by: Cascade Locks Ale House & Thunder Island Brewing
 Wine by: The Pines 1852 & Pheasant Valley Winery

Cascade to Crown riders 2011  Cascade to Crown Ride
  Sunday morning, September 15th
  Ride the Historic Highway from Cascade Locks to Vista House
  by Pedal Nation Events


Cascade Locks Cruise-In (photo by Jason Sergeant 2013)  Cascade Locks Cruise-In Car Show
  Saturday, September 14th
  Information and registration - click here 
  Exclusive route through Oneonta Tunnel
  People's Choice Award/prize!
  Goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 50 vehicles registered! 


 Columbia Gorge Running Club beginning run at Port of Cascade Locks 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, September 14th - 8am
  Run or walk the Historic Columbia River Highway!
  by Columbia Gorge Running Club


Lorang Fine Art Cascade Locks Historic Highway Inspired Art Show
Begins on Friday, September 13th
 Artist's Reception on Saturday, September 14th - 5pm to 8pm
 by Lorang Fine Art and Gorge-ous Gifts


 Cascade Locks Quilt Block Trail
 An all-new self-guided tour!  In the news: Dalles Chronicle
 by Bridge of the Gods Quilter
 Map brochure available at event info booth and City Hall


Giant Bubbles in Cascade Locks Saturday Kids' Activities
  Giant Bubbles by Hood River Library District
  Kite Festival:  bring your own or buy on-site from Hood River Hobbies!
  Commemorative coloring pages by Lorang Fine Art
  Meet Smokey Bear by US Forest Service


Eagle Creek trail (Angie Moore)  Fall Group Campout 
 Friday, September 13th and, Saturday September 14th
 Eagle Creek Campground
 by Friends of the Gorge

 Evening campfire presentations; guided day hikes; explore the new trail

OPB Film: Paradise Road  Drop-in Movie (30 minutes on loop)
  Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
  Oregon Public Broadcasting's Paradise Road
  The story of Sam Hill and the highway legacy he left behind.
  presented by: Best Western Columbia River Inn


live music • scenic boat rides • commemorative souvenirs

In the news:  Portland Monthly, OregonianAbout.comBikePortland


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