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The Dalles Essential Info


The Dalles is in city in Oregon situated in the Columbia Gorge about 85 miles east of Portland.

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Fun Facts

  1. There are only nine cities in the United States, and just one in
    Oregon, that start with the word “The.”
  2. Klindt's Booksellers and Stationers in The Dalles, is the oldest continuously
    running bookstore west of the Mississippi.
  3. There are Class 4 rapids for thrill-seeking river rafters just 45 minutes
    from The Dalles.
  4. The site of what is now the city of The Dalles was a major Indian trading center for at least 10,000 years.
  5. In 1982 a curly-coated kitten was born on a farm in The Dalles owned by Linda and Dick Koehl. The Koehls used this kitten and her offspring to develop a new breed of cat called the LaPerm, which went on to become a popular, established, championship pedigree cat breed around the world.

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