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Columbia Gorge Express

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

6/19/2019, 11:47 a.m

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Columbia Gorge Express bus has proven a convenient and popular way to visit the Gorge for tourists, local residents without access to a car and transit riders.

Bus service to popular Columbia Gorge locations begins its fourth summer season.

The Oregon Department of Transportation bus now operates year-round, but started its expanded summer schedule this month with eight departures a day from the Gateway Transit Center to Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls. Three of those trips will continue east to Cascade Locks and Hood River.

Gorge visitors can reach the Columbia Gorge Express from anywhere on the TriMet system, making a daylong trip to the most popular Gorge attractions easily within reach. The Park & Ride lot at Gateway Transit Center is less crowded on weekends so catching the Columbia Gorge Express in Portland is convenient and affordable.

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