Welcome to The Dalles & Around
Located about 85 miles east of Portland, The Dalles features a decidedly different climate – much drier and sunnier. Though steadfastly unglamorous and down to earth (except for a few historic buildings), the city offers good outdoor recreation; there's decent camping and hiking, and fierce winds that are excellent for windsurfing and kiteboarding. The region hosts several good wineries and is the nation's largest producer of sweet cherries. The Dalles has also gone high-tech – Google has built a large server facility here to utilize the area's cheap hydroelectric power.