MBCA PDX Annual Fall Drive

  • Northwest Regional Event
Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Starbucks Hood River
1040 E Marina Dr.
Hood River
Stacy Rollins

Fall is a great time of year.  The nights are cool, and the days have a special smell to the air that is unique to autumn.  The first part of fall is almost always sunny, pleasant days into mid-October.  What better way to enjoy autumn that a drive in the country?  That’s exactly what your Mercedes-Benz Club has planned for Saturday, October 9. The route we plan to drive is the area south of Mt. Adams in Klickitat County, Washington.  It’s a loop trip we last drove in 2016, but with a couple of changes from last time.  We’ll cross the Hood River Bridge, drive west about a mile, then north to Trout Lake, WA.  Then we’ll drive east along the south side of Mt. Adams through the town of Glenwood, WA and east/southeast on a plateau toward the town of Goldendale, WA.  At Goldendale we’ll drive south toward the Columbia River to end up at Maryhill Winery for lunch. This route is lightly traveled and has lots of twist and turns making it a fun drive in a fine handling car like a Mercedes-Benz.  I’ve driven this route many times over the last 30 years and never tire of it. We’ll meet in the parking lot next to the Starbucks at the Hood River Bridge in Hood River, Oregon.  The address is 1040 E. Marina Drive. Departure time is 10:00am Saturday morning, October 9. We’ll cross the Columbia River on the Hood River Bridge to start the loop, which takes about 2 ½ hours to complete. NOTE: the Hood River Bridge is a toll bridge; the toll is $2.00. Those coming from Portland should drive east on I-84 to exit 64.  Turn left onto Button Bridge Road.  Go under I-84 and turn right onto E. Marina Drive. The Starbucks is on the left.  From the Troutdale area to Hood River is about an hour’s drive. Please RSVP with Stacy Rollins if you’re going to attend the drive.  We’ll need to advise the Maryhill Winery how many to expect. Stacy Rollins