38th Annual Picnic in Paradise

38th Annual Picnic in Paradise
Bring your family and friends to this annual summer picnic. (photo: Mike Drewry)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thunder Island at Marine Park in Cascade Locks, OR
SW Portage Road
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
Family Friendly

Join Friends on Thunder Island for a relaxing summer afternoon in the heart of the Gorge. This free, family-friendly potluck will feature live music by The Cool Whips, an information fair, a collection of youth nature activities and a special guest appearance by Smokey Bear. The picnic will also include a celebration for Friends' recently completed Preserve the Wonder campaign.
Bring a dish to serve 8-12 people and serving ware. If your last name begins with A-M please bring a side dish; N-Z a main dish. We will provide beverages and cake. Please bring your own reusable plate, cup and utensils and a lawn chair or blanket.

Please note: This is a zero waste event. Pack it in. Pack it out. Please do not bring clamshell packaging as it is not recyclable at this event. Thank you.

Optional Carpool/Ride Request

If you are interested in carpooling or need a ride to the picnic, please contact Maegan Jossy: maegan@gorgefriends.org or 971-634-2028.

Ride the Columbia Gorge Express

Consider taking the Columbia Gorge Express to the picnic. Hop on the bus at Gateway Transit Center at 10:10 a.m. and you’ll arrive at Cascade Locks (WaNaPa Street & School Drive) around 11:15 a.m. You can purchase tickets in advanced. www.columbiagorgeexpress.com

Driving Directions

  • From Cascade Locks, continue on WaNaPa Street for .6 miles from the west or .8 miles from the east.
  • Turn onto SW Portage Rd taking you into the Marine Park. 
  • Travel under the railroad bridge and look for "Friends of the Columbia Gorge" signs.
  • Park and follow the signs to the island.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Port of Cascade Locks have partnered together to offer this event at this unique venue. 

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