Breathtaking Scenery At The Dalles, Oregon Bridge and Dam

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The train passing by below The Dalles Bridge.

A few weekends ago we drove East of Portland to Hood River and The Dalles. I was super pleasantly surprised about this area. The scenery is breathtaking and not like anything I’ve seen before. I haven’t experienced much desert in my life but The Dalles gave me a “desert” vibe.

The Dalles is only 1 hour and a half from Portland but is very different. The soil, the mountains and the weather are much different. The Dalles gets much less rain and much more sun than wet Portland creating a big difference in the look of the environment.

I’ve never been, but for some reason it reminded me of New Mexico but with the Pacific Northwest touch. I don’t know how that works, a place reminding you of a place you’ve never been to.

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We stayed the night in The Dalles at a wonderful airbnb, which I highly recommend if you are ever in the area. The hosts were so nice, the breakfast was out of this world including homemade blueberry muffins to die for and we had their outdoor heated pool and insane jacuzzi all to ourselves.

On our way back after a great night’s sleep, we decided to cross the bridge to Washington, visit a couple wineries, and head back to our current home many miles North of Portland.

It was a good decision. The bridge that connected two states gave us incredible views of the surrounding scenery and Mt. Hood at a distance.

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We parked at the end of the bridge and walked to the middle of the bridge to see The Dalles Dam a bit more up close.

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The Dalles Dam
The Dalles Dam

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Mt. Hood at a distance
Mt. Hood at a distance

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In case you missed them; related posts:

Summer Solstice In Mt. Hood, Oregon

Stunning and Charming Hood River, Oregon

Wine Tasting In Oregon and Washington

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