SATURDAY

Do

Ready for an adrenaline rush? Raft down an eight-mile stretch of the White Salmon River with Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys. In the fall, the White Salmon is Class III—which means it moves fast but "there’s no huge, wipe-me-out waves," says owner Mark Zoller. As you careen down the picturesque canyon, you’ll pass a 14-foot waterfall, western red cedars growing straight out of lava walls, and plenty of wildlife. 1248 Hwy 141, White Salmon, Wash; 800-366-2004; zooraft.com; $55–65 per person

Taste

Wy’East Vineyards is named after the Multnomah Indians’ word for Mount Hood, which dominates the skyline. Here, Christie Reed will lead you through a tasting that begins with pinot gris and ends with the Cloud Cap Select, a port-style dessert wine. Winemaker Peter Rosback also produces a stunning cabernet sauvignon. 3189 Hwy 35, Hood River; 541-386-1277; wyeastvineyards.com; $5 tasting fee

Try local vintages from 35 Columbia Gorge wineries side by side at the Gorge White House. The fruit stand out back sells local Anjou and Bosc pears, cheeses, and pear wine. Fri-Mon 10-6; 2265 Hwy 35, Hood River; 541-386-2828; thegorgewhitehouse.com; $1 tastes; $6 glasses

Eat

At Hood River’s Celilo Restaurant and Bar, chef Ben Stenn relies on a network of farmers, foragers, and fishermen for dishes such as seared sea scallops over spinach cream purée and seared salmon served on a bed of winter greens with fresh thyme and a brandied huckleberry glaze. 16 Oak St, Hood River; 541-386-5710; celilorestaurant.com

SUNDAY

Do

Rent a hybrid at Discover Bikes and take a spin down the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail, a now-car-free nine-mile segment of the original Columbia Gorge Highway with unmarred vistas of the Gorge. 210 State St, Hood River; 541-386-4820; $25 for the day; visit oregonstateparks.org for more info

Taste

Take a deep sip of a full-bodied zinfandel made from the pre-Prohibition-era vineyard at the Pines 1852. Owner Lonnie Wright (or his charming daughter, Sierra) will tell you how he came to buy a vineyard first planted in the 1890s by an Italian stonemason. Wed-Sun; 202 State St, Hood River; 541-993-8301; thepinesvineyard.com