The Dalles (Oregon USA) is a Columbia River cruise port and Wasco County's largest town, covering total area approx 17 km2 (7 ml2) and with population around 15,000. The site of what is today The Dalles was a major Indian trading center. The region is among the most significant archaeological areas in North America, with artifacts dating back 10,000 years.
- Town's name was first mentioned in 1814 by a fur trader in reference to the main rapids in Columbia River. River's rapids at The Dalles were the largest and longest of the 4 "great portages", where boats had to unload and transship their furs.
- Northwest Cherry Festival is an annual event held 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, Google Corporation started building its Project 02 (data center) along Columbia River in The Dalles. The location was chosen due to its underutilized fiber optic capacity and hydroelectric power supply. The new complex includes two main buildings plus two cooling plants (each 4 stories high). Google employs here around 150 contractors and employees.
The The Dalles cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near The Dalles, Oregon.
If you lose the The Dalles location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.