Two distinctly different communities located along the Columbia River in the incredible Columbia River Gorge. Hood River is known as one of the world’s most popular windsurfing and kite boarding locations in the summer and a skiers and snowboarders paradise on Mount Hood in the winter. Seventeen miles east, historic The Dalles is the true end of the Oregon Trail and a famous stopping place for the Lewis and Clark expedition. Today, The Dalles is well known as the Oregon home of Google. The fantastic lifestyle of the Gorge has made this area the new focus of high tech in Oregon. Great year round weather and spectacular scenery make this recreation area a great place to live and work.