Press Room

Below you’ll find contact information, more about the GOrge Pass including press releases,  newsletters, and media assets (branding guidelines, logos, images, etc.). We have also included a social media toolkit for anyone who would like to help spread the word.

Please contact us anytime for information about the GOrge Pass, to set up interviews, or for additional assets you may need for a story.

Cartoon illustration of a caucasian man leaning against a bus stop with a purple bike leaning beside him. He is wearing an orange bike hat, black sunglasses, a white tshirt and black bike shorts.

Kate Drennan, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD)

kate@mcedd.org

541-296-2266, ext. 1002

gorgepass.com

The GOrge Pass offers unlimited fixed route bus travel to and from Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA, and around the Columbia River Gorge. The pass is valid for a calendar year, starting November 1, 2021 and ending on December 31, 2022.

The pass is a collaboration between the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District and four transit providers of the Gorge:

Columbia Area Transit (CAT)
The Link Public Transit (The Link)
Mt. Adams Transportation Service (MATS)
Skamania County Transit


The GOrge Pass unites transit on the Washington and Oregon sides of the Columbia River in the Gorge to offer a seamless traveling experience for bus riders.

Social Media Toolkit

Cartoon illustration of a caucasian man with brown hair, white shirt, purple shorts and green shoes. He is holding the hand of a caucasian boy in a green baseball hat, purple shirt, green shorts and black shoes. We’re thankful you’re willing to share the news about the GOrge Pass on your social media pages. We’ve developed a variety of posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that you can use on your feeds, which promote all the ways this pass is awesome.

Don’t see something? Please reach out to kate@mcedd.org.

Content is provided in the drop down menus below!

General Guidance

Requested dates for posting: These posts are perfect to post anytime between November 1, 2021 and January 30, 2022.

Destination URL: Please direct all posts to our website, gorgepass.com

Social handles:
Facebook: @gogorgepass
Instagram: @gorgepass
Hashtags: #gorgeonthego #GOrgePass

Social Media Posts

  • Get your $40 GOrge Pass and get unlimited bus rides on the Gorge Express between Portland, Multnomah Falls & Cascade Locks! More info at gorgepass.com
  • The Gorge beer scene just got a little more fun (and safe), thanks to the Gorge Express bus from Portland to Cascade Locks. Buy the GOrge Pass and get unlimited rides on the Gorge Express in 2022 for just $40. Head to the breweries after the hike and let someone else take the wheel. gorgepass.com
  • Be on the trails in Cascade Locks in less than an hour with the Columbia Gorge Express. Door to trail service 9 times each day. No traffic or parking headaches and no need for permits or reservations when you take transit.
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  • Go on weekdays to avoid the crowds and use easy transfers to explore Hood River, White Salmon, Stevenson, Bingen, Mosier, The Dalles and Goldendale.  
  • Extend your trip and get further around with a number of car-free options including taxis, rental bikes, electric car sharing and guided shuttles. 
  • Help protect the Gorge you love by visiting car-free. It’s easy and fun to take the Columbia Gorge Express and only $40 for an annual pass with unlimited rides to and from Portland and all around the Gorge. 
  • Your trips to the Gorge just got a little eco-friendlier. When you ride the Gorge Express bus between Portland and Hood River, you reduce your carbon footprint and help get a car off the road. Buy the GOrge Pass and get unlimited rides on the @ColumbiaGorgeExpress and buses all around the Gorge in 2022 for only $40! Find out more at gorgepass.com
  • Take your bike to the Gorge for easy access to so many beautiful rides. Gorge Express offers daily bus service between Portland and the Gorge. Take your bike on the bus with x buses a day each carrying 9 bikes! Buy a 2020 GOrge Pass for $40 at  gorgepass.com

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