Mount Hood rises in the Cascade Mountains, providing an awe-inspiring backdrop to nearby Portland, Oregon. The scenic Columbia River cuts beside Mt. Hood, forming the Columbia River Gorge recreational corridor. Quaint Hood River, OR is an ideal launching point for many water-based adventures, and easy access to the upper reaches of Mount Hood, with its year-round ski opportunities. Hiking, biking and mountain fun of every sort are just a short drive from Portland!