The Dalles, Hood River, Portland

Hood River County Transportation District's Columbia Area Transit (CAT) service provides fixed route service to Portland on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays except for major holidays and if weather conditions make it unsafe or hazardous to travel between The Dalles - Hood River and Portland.


Note: CAT recently changed their schedule and stops for this service. Please verify the current schedule to plan your trip:

For information on the bus route to Portland, please call Columbia Area Transit at: (541) 386-4202

This is a fixed route service, so it is first-come, first-served. There are no reservations and the bus will leave without you if you are not at the designated stops on time. Designated stop times are when the bus leaves the stop. If you have arrived AFTER the designated stop time you may have missed the bus. Be aware that if you have arrived at the stop BEFORE the designated stop time and you do not see a bus, traffic may have delayed the bus.

Fare: $8.00 each way. Please provide the driver with exact change, as the driver cannot make change. Drivers do not accept credit or debit cards.

Baggage Limitations: Two (2) free pieces of baggage per person. Extra baggage will be a $2.00 charge for each extra piece.

Bike Friendly: CAT's intercity buses are equipped with bike racks.


Days of Service:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Fare: $8.00 each way

Bike Friendly: CAT's intercity buses are equipped with bike racks.