Columbia River

Day Cruise to Astoria on the Portland Spirit

Day Cruise to Astoria on the Portland Spirit

The highly anticipated all-day cruise to Astoria is back! The broad waters of the Columbia River will carry you through the forest covered coastal range to the vibrant harbor of Astoria, Oregon’s oldest city.  Join us for an adventure filled day retracing the route of Lewis & Clark.   The… Read More

Photo of the week: Astoria

Photo of the week: Astoria

Astoria can be quite photogenic – the combination of the water, the hills, the fog, the rain, the architecture, the wildlife. There is so much to see and photograph there!  

Find These Hidden Treasures on Vancouver’s Waterfront

Look down, look up, look all around.  There is cool design everywhere when walking along Vancouver’s new waterfront.  This new urban interface along the banks of the Columbia River may look ultra modern from a distance, but pays homage to the historical past and its industrial heritage in the creative… Read More

Steamboat Landing, Washougal

Tucked on the edge of the Columbia River there is a narrow strip of land between SR14 and the river. As you head to or from the Gorge area, dive off the highway as you pass through Washougal and follow the signs to Steamboat Landing. It is a small little… Read More

A Conversation with USA River Cruises

USA River Cruises has been a long-time Northwest travel agency specializing in river cruising. They are based in Vancouver, Washington and know the Columbia River like the back of their hand. They strive to offer the personal, in-person travel agent experience that can help you find just the right cruise… Read More

The Columbia River at Sunrise

Photographer Jeff Hollett gets up early and takes the most amazing photos of the sunrise. Taken from the Vancouver, Washington side of the Columbia River looking east towards Mt. Hood, the view is just spectacular!