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Executive Director Welcome

Congratulations! You’ve just found a valuable resource to help you build your local business, or to fully enjoy the wonderful opportunities offered by the West Columbia River Gorge. The Board, staff and membership of the West Columbia Gorge Chamber are proud to be at your service.

With its strategic positioning at the Western mouth of the scenic Columbia River Gorge, our Chamber is ideally situated to make the wonders of the Gorge available to East County and to the Portland metropolitan area, as well as to our many visitors from around the world. Our service area comprises the small “river” communities of Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview and Cascade Locks, as well as the unincorporated areas of Corbett, Springdale, Multnomah Falls, Bridal Veil, and surrounding areas. The cities that we serve share a “small-town America” feel that emphasizes community, caring and sharing. We are proud of the wonderful area we live in, and we look forward to sharing that with our neighbors and visitors.

Much of our Chamber’s emphasis is on tourism; we hold the state-assigned “Destination Marketing Organization” (DMO) designation for the West end of the Gorge. In that capacity, we work with our adjoining sister Chambers and other tourism organizations, from Gresham through the Eastern end of the Gorge. Beyond tourism, we promote regional economic development through our strong activities in helping to promote advanced manufacturing throughout East County, and we work closely with our outstanding local educational institutions, such as Mt. Hood Community College and the Center for Advanced Learning (CAL). We are also active participants in our local governments, where we fill a crucial role in informing and giving a business voice to our local members and citizens.

We’re glad you found us, and we are eager to support you in any way we can. Call or email us to let us know how we can help you, or – better yet – come to our lovely Visitor Center in scenic downtown Troutdale, where you’ll experience the personalized care for which we are well-known. Enjoy! With a warm welcome, Claude Cruz Executive Director West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 107 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy. Troutdale, OR 97060 wcgcced@gmail.com (503) 799-9667 www.westcolumbiagorgechamber.com