Sip, Savor, Salmon


Follow the salmon’s journey up the Columbia river while enjoying local food & drinks

  • Dig into fresh baked pastries and local coffee at  Stomping Grounds Coffee House in Troutdale.
  • Visit Bonneville Lock and Dam to watch salmon swim upriver through the fish ladders, see barges navigate the locks and visit Herman the Sturgeon, Oregon’s favorite fish weighing in at 500 lbs.
  • After the fish viewing, have a delicious seafood or bbq lunch in Cascade Locks at Brigham Fish Market.
  • Try the foot tall soft serve ice cream cones at East Wind Drive-in, serving up goodies to the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and featured in the movie Wild.
  • Continue getting to know scenic Cascade Locks and wander down to Thunder Island Brewing Company to drink in the views and their delicious beers.
  • See the Columbia river up close and personal at Viento State Park.  Dip your toes in the Columbia River while watching the kiteboarders launch and look for salmon swimming upriver.
  • Follow the salmon’s journey upriver to Hood River and enjoy a walk along the Hood River Waterfront Trail.
  • After working up a thirst, try a delicious botanical non-alcoholic cocktail at Wilderton Botanical Spirits, the first non-alcoholic tasting room & distillery in the nation.
  • Keep the fun going at the Hood River waterfront with a craft beer or appetizer at pFriem Family Brewers.
  • Round out the day with a delicious and locally-sourced dinner at the Riverside restaurant while enjoying panoramic views of the Columbia river.