Historic Hood River
Columbia Vista Motor Lodge
I don’t think you could find a more classic view of a 1930’s era motor lodge. This one was on the I-84 right-of-way near Moffett Creek.
Our friends at ODOT did a little research into these buildings. Oregon State Highway Department purchased the motel in 1949 to use as a field office for construction workers on the water-level highway. It was torn down by contractors after the highway segment was complete, though there is some suggestion the state may have moved some of these buildings around.
We believe present-day I-84 might pass in front of the cabins, on the south side of the group. Something to think about next time you’re speeding into Portland!