Craft Culture Itinerary


Quench your thirst for quality craft drinks at the source.

  • Begin the day in sunny downtown The Dalles, the largest city in the Gorge. Get your caffeine fix at Kainos Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster that partners with a variety of charities.
  • Head west to Union Street for access to the Riverfront Trail, perfect for a scenic morning stroll.
  • Enjoy lunch at The Riv in a 1900s stone church. The restaurant serves farm-to-table meals.
  • Ramble through downtown to Oregon’s oldest bookstore, Klindt’s Booksellers & Stationers then visit the Gorge Wine Library, for a wide range of local award-winning wines.
  • More sips await at 15 Mile Winery, featuring grapes grown on a homestead estate.
  • Beer lovers flock to Freebridge Brewing, located in the 1869 The Dalles Mint, where you can learn local folklore with a tasty pint.
  • To the east, Sunshine Mill Winery beckons. The century-old flour mill was converted into an elegant tasting room for Copa Di Vino and Quenett, with original machinery still visible.
  • Leave downtown for Tierra de Lobos Winery. The tasting room has stunning views of the Columbia River and the dam that reshaped it.
  • Mosey your way south to Dufur, stopping along the way at the family-owned Hi-Way House for juicy steaks and seafood favorites.
  • Get a dose of history at the Dufur Historical Society Museum, and try to time your visit with Vintage Dufur Days.
  • At the Historic Balch Hotel, taste local wine or tea from the pretty patio, or better yet, stay the night to enjoy Mt. Hood’s sunrise glow.