The Dalles is the largest city and the county seat of Wasco County, Oregon. The name of the city comes from the French word dalle, meaning either sluice or flagstone, and it refers to the columnar basalt rocks carved by the river. The site of what is now the city of The Dalles was a major Native American trading centre for at least 10.000. The general area is one of the continent's most significant archaeological regions. Along the years, The Dalles developed and turned into an economical centre. In the 2000s, Google began building a major data centre, therefore creating hundreds of jobs in the area.
Columbia Gorge Discovery Centre is one of the places in The Dalles, where you can learn more interesting pieces of information on the culture, history and civilisation of The Dalles. The museum has got interactive exhibits that are well planned and well presented. The museum presents an appreciation of both the natural environment and human history and how the two work together. There is also a souvenir shop, where you can buy all kinds of memorabilia.
Windseeker Restaurant is a family restaurant in The Dalles that offers casual fine dining featuring sea food steaks and pasta. Aside from the mouthwatering dishes you can choose from, the delicious desserts, and the fine selection of wines, this The Dalles Restaurant is perched alongside the Columbia River. It offers a panoramic view of the gorge, hills and the Botanical Gardens, while you eat here.
Romul's is an authentic Italian restaurant in The Dalles, where you can enjoy the most exquisite Italian meals and taste some of the finest wines. Romul's provides an elegant, yet very casual dining experience. The portions are rather consistent and there is also a special menu for children, that comes in smaller portions. The specialities of this charming The Dalles Restaurant are Fettucine Alfredo, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Stuffed Portabello Mushroom. Your taste buds will surely be more than satisfied.