The Dalles is the largest city and county seat of Wasco County, Oregon US. It is also the largest city on Oregon side of Columbia River outside of Portland Metropolitan area. The city covers a total area of approx 17,12 km2 (6,61 ml2) and has a population of around 13,620 people (2010 census).
- The site of what is today the city of The Dalles was previously a major Indian trading center for more than 10,000 years. The general region is among the most significant archaeological areas on the continent.
- The name Dalles was used for the first time, according to Oregon Geographic Names, in fur trader Gabriel Franchere's Narrative, on 12 April, 1814 in reference to the long series of main rapids in Columbia River. The rapids at The Dalles were the largest and longest of the 4 "great portages", where boats trading fur had to unload and transship cargoes.
- The Northwest Cherry Festival is held in the city in April. Points of interest include the Discovery Center, official interpretive center for Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area; Pulpit Rock, that was used by Methodist missionaries to preach to Indians; Fort Dalles Museum, the oldest history museum in Oregon located in Surgeon's Quarters (built at Fort Dalles in 1856).
- In 2006, the Internet giant Google began building the Project 02 major data center along Columbia River in The Dalles. It used area's underutilized fiber optic capacity and reliable hydroelectric power. The new complex includes a couple of buildings, each nearly the size of a football field, as well as two cooling plants, each 4 stories high. As of 2013 Google employs 150 combined contractors and company employees in The Dalles.
Highlights: End of the Oregon Trail, The Maryhill Museum, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
Port The Dalles cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from The Dalles, Oregon. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|16 April, 2018|
|National Geographic Quest||Snake River, Washington USA|
|22 April, 2018|
|National Geographic Quest||Columbia River, Oregon-Washington USA|
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