Looking for a spot with spectacular outdoor attractions and peaceful, small town charm? Then a White Salmon vacation rental is sure to please! Just an hour and a half from bustling Portland, this Columbia River bluff town was originally named during the Lewis and Clark expedition for the white salmon they observed spawning in the river. Today, the town of White Salmon has opportunities for windsurfing on the Columbia River, hiking and biking in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and rafting/kayaking on the White Salmon, Little White Salmon, or Klickitat Rivers. Or, take a horseback riding tour with stunning valley, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Adams views, but no matter what you do in this laid back Columbia River Gorge town to work up an appetite, you'll return to your White Salmon vacation cottage ready for a home-cooked meal. Of course, if you don't feel like preparing a meal yourself, visit Henni's Kitchen and Bar for European-influenced, from-scratch cooking or Everybody's Brewing for pints of Hoedown Brown Ale and traditional pub burgers. One thing is sure, a stay at a Columbia River Gorge vacation rental in White Salmon provides lots of options for dining, outdoor excursions, and even nearby road trips. Oregon's Hood River is only across the bridge and five miles away for even more restaurants, galleries, and shops. Surrounded by natural beauty and the basalt cliffs on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge, White Salmon is an outdoor adventurer's paradise. Find your perfect White Salmon vacation home and make plans to explore this magical Pacific Northwest region.