Lewis and Clark Fountain

The Lewis and Clark Fountain was installed at the Lewis and Clark Festival Park on April 29, 2016.  Jeff Stewart of The Dalles is the artist.  

Many visonaries worked diligently over the years to assure the completion of the fountain.

Columbia River
paddle wheeler makes a comeback

The 223-passenger American Empress, formerly known as Empress of the North, is back on the Pacific Northwest's Columbia River. The four-deck-high, white-on-white confection is returning to seven-night sailings along the river -- something it last offered in 2008.

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The History of
The Dalles, Oregon

The City of The Dalles, Oregon, is situated in the north-central part of the state on the Columbia River, the nation's second largest river. It is the county seat and the largest community in Wasco County.  The Dalles is one of Oregon's most historical cities and was known earlier in its history as the town at the end of the Oregon Trail.  Archeological evidence suggests the area ...

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What’s Happening?



Street Reconstruction Project - West 6th - August 22 
East 2nd Street Lane Closure - August 19
UPDATE Wastewater Treatment Plant Back in Compliance - August 13
UPDATE Wastewater Treatment Plant - August 10
Wastewater Treatment Plant Flooded - August 9
Washington Street Sewer Construction - Sunday August 4
6th Street Street Reconstruction Continues - August 5
6th Street Closure - July 16, 2019
East 9th Street Sanitary Sewer Construction - July 3, 2019
Hydrant Flushing - July
Pavement Preservation Projects - June 19-24, 2019

Pavement Preservation Projects - May 31, 2019  
Street Reconstruction Project Continues - May 30, 2019 

REMINDER (5/20/19)  Road Work - East 19th from Dry Hollow west - May 20-30  
SlipLine Project - May 13 - June
   Map of locations
Road Closure for Tree Trimming - May 4, 2019
New Water Service Installation - May 7 - 9, 2019
Community Clean Up - May 4, 2019  
Pavement Preservation Projects - Week of April 29 
ADA Transition Plan Public Comment Period-4/23/2019
Hydrant Flushing 0 04/23/19 
Police Pursuit  - 4/17/19
Home Sprinkler Safety - 04/12/19
Trim Trees & Shrubs - 04/04/19 
Community Clean Up - May 4, 9 am to 3 pm - 4/1/19  Community Clean Up Spanish  FLYER-English  FLYER - Spanish
Snow and Ice Removal Continues - 02/13/19
Snow & Ice Removal Downtown - 02/12/19
Snow Season - 02/05/19
Hydrant Flushing - 01/24/19
Retroreflective Sign Study - 1/14/19

Prevent Frozen Pipes - 11/5/18
2nd Street Banner Removed - 10/29/18
Fall Leaf Disposal Special 2018 - Begins November 1
Stormwater Catch Basin Cleaning - October 30-31



The Local Government Academy is a free and exciting program for local residents interested in learning more and getting involved with their local government. This is an ideal program to take if you are interested in volunteering to serve on one of the City’s committees or commissions.

It has been a terrific journey going through The Dalles Local Government Academy (LGA). I recommend it to anyone who is interested in our City and how it works. I have learned a great amount about the programs the City is involved in. It is a must for anyone that wants to get involved in our City.” –Robert Kuenzinger 2019 LGA Graduate”

Participants will attend sessions with every City department including; the Police Department, Public Works, City Manager, City Clerk, City Attorney, Human Resource, Library, Finance, Community and Economic Development, and the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.

The first class is scheduled for September 10th and will typically be twice a month, Tuesdays, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Classes will primarily be held in the City Council Chambers at 313 Court St. The Dalles.

One session will be at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport in Klickitat County and one will be held at the City of The Dalles Police Station across the street from City Hall. Attendance at all classes is mandatory

There is no charge for the academy. An online application is available click here or you can come to the City Manager’s office to pick up a paper application.

Applications are due August 30, 2019.

For questions, please contact Matthew Klebes, Assistant to the City Manager at mklebes@ci.the-dalles.or.us


Meeting Notice:

Regular City Council Meeting

The Regular City Council Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  The exceptions are holidays and the month of August.

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