The City of The Dalles is located along the I-84, on a crescent bend of the Columbia River, just 80 miles east of Portland.
Situated on the Columbia River, bordered by the Cascade Mountains, The Dalles was once the economic hub of the Pacific Northwest, linking major transportation routes between Oregon and Washington State.
Attractions in the city include The Dalles Old Town featuring Oregon's oldest bookstore and WonderWorks a children's museum and the Fort Dalles Museum.
Area points of interest include the Deschutes River State Park 17 miles east of The Dalles and the Sorosis Park overlooking the Columbia River, the town and the mountains.
Motels and hotels in the area are located along the I-84, on the south bank of the Columbia River, within two miles of the city center and major attractions.