Countless Hood River residents moved here for the wind and found a way to stay. They went on to run restaurants, galleries, farms, and non-profits—they helped to build the town into the modern, influential place it has become.
Those gear manufacturers founded by wind seekers began to make components for the aviation industry, the oil industry, and the defense department. Now engineers from a wide range of fields are bolstering the workforce.
The winds in Columbia River Gorge are too prevalent to be harnessed, but we have found a way to tag along as they shape the towns, counties and communities that make up Hood River.