Avoid holiday traffic, parking hassles and congestion in the Columbia River Gorge this Memorial Day weekend by taking the Columbia Gorge Express.
Holiday weekends are always busy for travel in the Gorge, especially at Multnomah Falls where parking is very limited. When the parking lot is full, visitors will have to park at Rooster Rock State Park and ride the 15-minute shuttle to the Falls. During peak periods there can be long lines for the shuttle, so visitors that choose to drive should plan ahead. The shuttle is free; daytime parking at Rooster Rock costs $5 per vehicle.
Skip the stress altogether and ride the Columbia Gorge Express to scenic Cascade Locks or Hood River!
- Cascade Locks is a destination itself with the iconic Bridge of the Gods, access to the Pacific Crest Trail, scenic views at Thunder Island Brewing, and the famous Eastwind Drive-In.
- Hood River offers abundant outdoor recreation activities, boasts some of Oregon's best breweries, and has a bustling downtown shopping district.
A Columbia Gorge Express day pass is $12 if purchased online or $15 if purchased when boarding the bus at Gateway Transit Center. The day pass allows passengers to ride the Columbia Gorge Express to multiple destinations and get back to Portland in time for dinner.
Plan your trip today! Check out the schedule and buy tickets at ColumbiaGorgeExpress.com.