Often overlooked by those zooming through the Gorge, or overshadowed by nearby McMenamins Edgefield, this section of the Historic Columbia River Highway feels like an old-time Main Street, and is a picturesque holiday shopping destination.
Here’s what I found:
1. Troutdale General Store: With its overflowing baskets of taffy, cases of candy, piles of gifts for kids and adults, old-fashioned ice cream counter and seasonal decorations, this place is a destination unto itself.
2. Celebrate Me Home: A beautiful home store with decor, gifts, housewares and a cozy deli serving hot cider, espresso and homemade quiche.
3. Troutdale Antique Mall: 60+ sellers display their wares throughout two floors. From highly collectible glassware to bargain jewelry, there is something here for every treasure hunter.