Road Trip: Parkdale and Odell

Rumor has it that there’s more to the east side of Mt. Hood than awesome downhill skiing. Upon investigation, we can now confirm that it’s true. Here are some fun spots along Highway 35. Pow For an alternative to alpine skiing and boarding, take a Nordic tour through the snowy woods on Mt. Hood. Ski… More


The name Parkdale describes this small community beautifully.

As the terminus for the Mt. Hood Railroad (carrying produce to market since 1906), Parkdale is situated among the fruit orchards of the Columbia River Gorge against the backdrop of majestic Mt. Hood. It’s also home to the romantic Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, whose grounds are designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, as well as a brewery with an unforgettable view.

Trip Ideas

  • Mt. Hood Scenic Byway
    The glacier-caked summit of Oregon’s highest peak creates a dramatic centerpiece for this 100-mile/161-kilometer route that skirts the mountain through fruit valleys and thick fir forest. More
  • Foraging for Fall Fruit
    Under the snowy gaze of Mt. Hood, the orchards of the Hood River Valley burst with fruit in the fall when tree boughs grow heavy with heirloom varieties of apples and pears. Some of these... More
  • Explore the Gorge Beer Trail
    Lewis and Clark explored it by 19th-century canoe, and Sam Hill created the Historic Columbia River Highway for curious 20th-century day-trippers. These days, the Columbia River Gorge is increasingly becoming a destination for hoppy adventure.... More

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