Yes, it can be cold, Windy and uncomfortable if you’re not dressed for it, but snow in the Columbia River Gorge is wonderful. The curvy roads are sometimes tough to navigate but if you’re careful you’ll be fine.
Snow is now on the ground starting east of Cascade Locks ( about 20 miles west
of Hood River) For those of you out of the area Interstate 84 runs from Portland East along the Columbia River for about 100+ miles before heading south then eventually east toward Boise.
More snow is coming tonight and we might get some a little close to Portland. Tis’ the season.
This HDR image was made yesterday SE of the Dalles (East of Hood River). The fairly remote area is much like the Palouse, but on a smaller scale.