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Rainier USA

Rainier OR is a Columbia River cruise port and small town in Oregon USA (Columbia County) with population around 2,000. The town is located on river's south bank, across from Longview WA. On Columbia River cruises, from Rainier is visited (as shore excursion/bus tour) the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument. Mt Saint Helens Volcano can be alternatively visited fromĀ Kalama WA.

Here are some popular excursions that can be taken from Rainier, Oregon:

  1. Columbia River Gorge: Explore the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge, including waterfalls, scenic drives, and hiking trails.

  2. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Visit the site of the 1980 volcanic eruption, located about an hour and a half from Rainier, for hiking, picnicking, and scenic drives.

  3. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: Visit the former fur-trading post and military fort, located about an hour and a half from Rainier, for tours, exhibits, and living history events.

  4. Mount Hood: Visit the mountain, located about two hours from Rainier, for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities.

  5. Willamette Valley Wine Country: Visit the wine-growing region, located about an hour from Rainier, for wine tasting, vineyard tours, and scenic drives.

  6. Portland: Visit the city, located about an hour from Rainier, for shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, including the International Rose Test Garden and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.


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