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Situated on a hill called La Butte in Champoeg State Park (pronounced "Shampooey"), this winery holds vineyard events throughout the year. Originally planted in 1974, the winery first harvested in 1978. The public was first able to sample the wines in 1990. If the doors are not open, stop by the state park where Oregon first formed its provisional government.
Built on the site of an erstwhile Chinook Indian village, the Cathlapotle Plankhouse is a replica of a Chinook settlement structure. 100 volunteers and 3500 man hours later, the Plankhouse was constructed in 2005, on the 199th Anniversary of Lewis and Clark's visit to the village. This site of the Cathlapotle Plankhouse is one of the few archaeological remains that have stood the ravages of time, thus lending valuable information about the culture and habits of the indigenous people.
This sandy beachfront offers much more than mere goose bumps for the extremely hardy sunbather. Windsurfing, swimming, boating and fishing are all easily accessible, and the scenery is nothing less than spectacular. Rooster Rock State Park offers a wonderfully refreshing day trip during summer's hottest days. For some real fun, try the separate beach (clothing optional) on the east end of the park. Be sure to see the rest of the Columbia Gorge while you are out this way.