Top 10 Things to do in Troutdale, United States

July 23, 2017 Velvet Champine

Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon, U.S.A., north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,962. The city serves as the western gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, and the Columbia River Gorge.
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1. Columbia River Highway

State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060 +1 888-275-6368
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5 based on 414 reviews

Columbia River Highway

A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.

Reviewed By roxyrue1 - Troutdale, Oregon

This is a sight not to be missed when visiting Oregon. Especially at Sunset. I live close and feel blessed to have such a wonderful getaway. It is on the Old Columbia River Hwy which leads to another steller sight, Multnomah Falls. Be advised that unfortunately due to a large fall forest fire the sight is closed at least until spring due to dangerous rock slides. So if you are planning a summer trip hopefully things will open up. It's a one of a kind scenic view of the mighty Columbia River Gorge with some great history.

2. Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

State Rte 14 and 15th St, Washougal, WA 98671
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By Rick D - Portland, Oregon

I've been visiting Steigerwald Lake NWR since 2010 and it's my favorite spot for birding, walking, and getting away from the urban activity of Portland. It's also one of the most beautiful spots in the Portland-Vancouver area and still relatively undiscovered. On a clear day, there are great views of Crown Point, Larch Mountain, and Mt. Hood. The walking trail is flat and easy, and varies in length with the seasons. May 1-September 30, a seasonal trail opens providing a 2.8 mile loop for walking only (no running, biking, or dog walking). After September 30, walking is limited to a 1.2 mile stretch that leads to a trail on the dike along the Columbia River. The dike trail can be hiked to the east or west for added distance. It's easy to walk up to 6 miles during a visit. For birders, it's not uncommon to see upwards of 50 species of birds during peak migration times. There have also been sightings of deer, bobcat, weasels, and river otters. Bring your binoculars! You can reach it from NE Portland in 25-30 minutes. FYI: Federal restrictions prohibit dogs, running, biking, and horses on the refuge, all of which disturb the wildlife who depend on this place for sanctuary. However, the dike trail along the river is open to all of these activities and can be accessed at Capt. William Clark Park or across from the Pendleton Mill outlet in Washougal. Toilets are available but are standard NWR primitive toilets without running water. Bring water and a snack if you plan on staying for a while. Have fun!

3. Liberty Theatre of Camas-Washougal

315 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607-2127 +1 360-859-9555
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Liberty Theatre of Camas-Washougal

The charm of a classic movie theatre with modern amenities and a wide range of programming at family friendly affordable prices. When you arrive at the Liberty you will step back in time to the days of the grand movie palaces. Both our 342 seat main auditorium as well as our intimate Granada Studio offer comfortable seating and a stunning picture and sound presentation with state of the art 2K Digital Projection and full surround sound. The theatre shows Hollywood hits along with award-winning art and independent films. The Liberty is the exclusive Clark County presenter of prestigious stage to screen presentations of National Theatre Live, The Bolshoi Ballet, World-Class Operas, Branagh Theatre, Art and Architecture and more. The theatre snack bar features traditional movie treats including the Liberty signature popcorn popped in Canola oil with Sea Salt, Pepsi products, alternative beverage selections and a wide assortment of candy including some retro-favorites. We serve a selection of Craft Beers including Mill City BrewWerks and Wine from the Pacific Northwest and California. Our concessions prices are lower than most mainstream theatres.

Reviewed By abanner2016 - Camas, Washington

This is an old theater with vintage appeal. Old movies are shown often and many times, they have movies appropriate for children of all ages. This theater has a charm of its own unlike the mega-movie theater venues that abound.

4. Lacamas Lake

Camas, WA
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Lacamas Lake

Reviewed By mercurysqueen - Camas, Washington

Just enjoy the view. It always pleasant to be around the lake, especially just after a rain. We enjoyed our quick visit.

5. Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint

State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060 +1 800-551-6949
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint

Reviewed By Mike L - Longview, Texas

This site is great for pictures. Overlooks the Columbia River and Valley. The road to get to this overlook is beautiful, and goes right by Tad’s Chicken and Dumplings, which is a must stop. The road to. Mulhollan Fall was closed past the overlook on 10/28/17, due to the wildfires.

6. Vista House

40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725 +1 503-695-2230
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4.5 based on 514 reviews

Vista House

It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau" style.

Reviewed By casey w - Johor Bahru, Malaysia

It's located along the historical Columbia River Highway and gives a panoramic,view of the Columbia River Gorge. It's atop Crown Point, a former highway rest stop built in 1917. At night, the lights that illuminates the building gives it a crown-shaped view when it is viewed from afar. That makes it unique and spectacular. A must visit place when one takes a tour of the Columbia River Gorge

7. Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium

26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030-3300 +1 503-491-7297
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Mt. Hood Community College Planetarium

Reviewed By E K - Federal Way

This is a great way to spend an evening, especially during the dark, rainy evenings of winter. We've gone several times. The program is entertaining, you learn a lot, and the price can't be beat. It's especially cool with the new projector.

8. Wahkeena Falls

Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, OR
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Wahkeena Falls

Reviewed By chimayred - New Durham, New Hampshire

about a half mile away, I'd guess, accessible by an easy road side trail, west of Multnomah; worth the visit to tack another nice looking falls onto the list.

9. Captain William Clark Park

Index St, Washougal, WA
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Captain William Clark Park

Reviewed By David H - Seattle, Washington, United States

Right now, it's kind of flooded still, so the connecting trail along the water is pretty flooded out. The trail from the parking lot heading toward the nature reserve is 10-12 feet wide, so cars could potentially drive on the trail. It's mostly dirt and small gravel, so it might be more fun to ride a mountain bike or fat tire bike on if you wanted a long flat trail.

There's a lot of nice birds and ducks and geese down toward the water. We drove 17 miles from Vancouver to get here and well, it's nice, but I wouldn't drive 17 miles to get here ever again. Maybe if we wanted to go trail riding on a bikes and wanted a long flat terrain (like with kids).

On a hot day, there's patches of shade, and long spots along the way that you'll get direct sunlight.

If you wanted to have a picnic by the river, this could be a good spot for that, and a place to have the kids play, the little parks by the river are nice. I think there are a lot nicer places around town to visit.

10. Camas Public Library

625 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607-2109 +1 360-834-4692
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5 based on 15 reviews

Camas Public Library

Reviewed By mercurysqueen - Camas, Washington

We have just relocated to the area and were surprised to find such an awesome library in the middle of beautiful downtown. There's ample room to sit and read, computers for public use, and very friendly and welcoming librarians. Once you get a card here, you can also obtain a card in Portland and access content from both library systems. This should be one your things to do list once you get settled.

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