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Welcome to the Skamania Lodge Blog. We wanted to give you a place to share your favorite Columbia River Gorge hotel memory or experience. Read, post, and share.

Spring Break in the Columbia River Gorge and Enjoy 48+ Activitiesphoto

Spring is right around the corner (March 20th) so today is the perfect day to begin planning your spring break vacation in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge! 

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Valentine’s Day – Celebrating the Month of Romancephoto

While the origins of this holiday are shrouded in mystery, we do know that February has long been celebrated as the month of romance. Test your knowledge of Valentine’s fun facts…

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A Holiday Gingerbread Tradition at Skamania Lodgephoto

The baking of gingerbread houses has long been a Christmas holiday tradition.  At Skamania Lodge in the heart of Columbia River Gorge – 45 minutes from Portland, Oregon, we have an annual tradition of creating a holiday gingerbread house for our guests, local residents and employees to enjoy.

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Painting the Columbia River Gorge at Skamania Lodgephoto

Recently, Skamania Lodge hosted an event where local meeting planners were able to come to lodge and be artists for the day.  The instructors were from Vine Gogh Artist Bar and Studio, based in Portland, Oregon.

During our outdoor paining session, Vine Gogh’s art teacher provided step by step instruction on painting the spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge as seen from the Lodge's front lawn.  It took each of our participants approximately 2.5 hours to paint our spectacular view and each person left with their painting.

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The Study of Salmon – A Pacific Northwest Favorite Fishphoto

Skamania Lodge, near Portland, Oregon, is thrilled to be part of an exciting new culinary series recently launched by our hotel management company - Destination Hotels & Resorts.  "The Study Of...” culinary series features an in-depth exploration of ingredients with the chefs of the Destination Culinary Collection. Each quarter, a new gastronomic topic is unveiled for our chefs to examine through cooking demonstrations, educational lectures, innovative recipes or sumptuous tastings.

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