Clarkston Port Guide

Clarkston Port in the state of Washington is located along the banks of the Snake River, about 469 miles from the Columbia River. The port is the farthest inland port of call in the state. The majority of the activities of a Clarkston Port cruise centers on the town of Clarkston, a 120 acre progressive metropolis. Clarkston is the gateway to the Hells Canyon; the deepest gorge in the US.


The quaint downtown district of Clarkston has numerous shops that cater to different types of shoppers. Antique lovers may proceed to Dan’s Antiques Shop or the Hangar Antiques Emporium; both located in the commercial district of the city. The latter is rich in artifacts and ancient arts, art work collections, vintage clothing, and antique furniture.

For everyday needs, the JC Penney Department Store is open daily and sells clothes, kitchenware to household items to jewelry.

Things to See

Hell’s Canyon, located on the boundary of Idaho and Oregon, is undoubtedly the most popular among tourists embarking on a Clarkston cruise ship. Nestled between the mountains of Wallowa and Seven Devils, this gorge has a length of 125 miles and depth of 7,900 feet making it the deepest gorge in North America. When viewed from afar, the gorge has rich colors ranging from shades of red, yellow and orange. Whitewater rafting trips are popular in this natural attraction, as well as jet boat and helicopter tours offered by local tourist firms. Fishing and hunting are also popular outdoor activities in this area. 
Golfers will also love the Clarkston town since two excellent golf courses are found in the area; Bryden Canyon Golf Course and Clarkston Country Club. The Asotin County Museum offers a glimpse at the history of the northwestern region with its diverse collection of artifacts and other interesting features such as shepherd’s cabin and a primitive log cabin.

Restaurants and Bars

Bamboo Gardens serves excellent Chinese cuisine. There are a lot of Chinese specialties to choose from, and dishes range from pork, beef, seafood, chicken, and vegetables. The Mandarin Pine Restaurant is another ideal dining place with its Chinese cuisine.

Roosters Waterfront Restaurant is a family oriented dining place that serves a wide range of dishes, from salads, burgers, pastas, steaks, chops, and sandwiches. Some of the must-try items in this restaurant include its seafood cocktails; buffalo chicken which features two chicken strips with gull wing sauce and bleu cheese crumbles on a grilled ciabatta bread; and New York steak.

Tourists who happen to be in the Lewiston and Carlston Valley should check out the Sycamore Street Grill. This hole in the wall dining place is very popular among the locals and is considered by many to be the premiere gourmet dining place in the area. The food is pegged at a cheap price, and the desserts are simply mouthwatering. Steak, lamb and seafood selections are praised as special. The restaurant also has the largest wine selection in the valley.

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