Columbia River

Photo of the Week: Mount Hood Sunrise

This stunning scene is for those that venture out at daybreak along the Columbia River. The sun rises dramatically behind Mt. Hood as you look east from the Portland/Vancouver area. There are many piers on which local wild birds may join you for the show. Atop many perches up and… Read More

Talk about a room with a view! A Best of the Northwest staff member was lucky enough to enjoy a cruise up the Columbia River aboard the brand new American Song. What a stunning way to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Taking all the way from Astoria to Clarkston, Idaho,… Read More

Vancouver’s New Waterfront

Downtown Vancouver, WA is undergoing a renaissance with a new waterfront taking advantage of it’s glorious spot along the Columbia River. Phase one is near completion and is open – bringing new restaurants, new vantage points, and a new park for all to enjoy.

#WednesdayOnTheWater | #ColumbiaRiver | #AmericanEmpress The American Empress has become a welcome site on the Columbia River! The ship docks out of Vancouver, Washington, across the river from Portland, Oregon. In this photo, the ship is docked in Stevenson, WA. You can cruise the American Empress one 8-night journeys from… Read More