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You’d wouldn’t necessarily expect to find a wind- and kite-surfing mecca in the state of Oregon, in the shadow of snowcapped Mount Hood. But thrill-seekers from all around the world visit the area to take part in water sports that depend on the winds always barreling through Columbia River Gorge. Though an ideal base for exploring all the nearby orchards, vineyards, and hiking trails, this tiny (but not too tiny) historic lumber town offers plenty of its own delights too—Victorian and Craftsman Bungalow architecture, for instance, along with an array of shops, restaurants, and breweries.
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