AmeriTitle Community Spotlight
 Hood River | The Dalles | White Salmon

Posted on | August 9, 2016

Along the banks of the Columbia River you will find three communities that AmeriTitle is privileged to serve for title and escrow needs. We serve Klickitat, Hood River, Gilliam, Sherman, and Wasco Counties from our branches in Hood River, The Dalles, and White Salmon.

A person could spend a lifetime exploring the year round activities the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has to offer. Hood River is located near the center of this region, with White Salmon just across the river in Washington. The Dalles office is located near the eastern gateway to this recreational playground.

Hood River delivers a culinary odyssey from finely crafted wines, beers, and ciders to the fertile lands that produce an abundance of pears, apples, cherries, and grapes. This bounty is celebrated with many festivals: Hops Fest, Harvest Fest, Hard Pressed Cider Fest, and Blossom Time. These are all a great excuse to plan an excursion to Hood River.

The Dalles is rich in history and drenched in sunshine. One of Oregon’s most historic cities, the area has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. Grab a bucket of their local cherries and immerse yourself in the history of this inviting town by visiting The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, Wasco County Historical Museum, and the Fort Dalles Museum.

White Salmon sits on a bluff overlooking Columbia River Gorge with a bonus view of Hood River and the awe inspiring grandeur of Mt. Hood. The neighboring White Salmon River is the town’s namesake and home to rapids up to class V as well as the nation’s tallest commercially raftable waterfall. A picturesque, small town to get away from the hustle and bustle and to connect with nature.

One of the most notable features of this region aside from the breathtaking beauty, are the kind and welcoming residents. Each of these locations is wonderful to visit and even better to call home.

Some of our AmeriTitle crew who call this area home had these notes to share:

“I was a city girl from Seattle and never in a million years would I have considered living in a small town. But here I am, 24 years later, living in the best place on earth, proud to be working with such a dedicated team at a great company. It is rewarding to help people achieve their dream of homeownership. I’m so glad that I never looked back.” Elaine Vincent, VP & General Manager

“It’s very satisfying to see people go from buying their first home to needing more room and buying up. Then working with them again when they downsize as their kids leave the nest. I feel like I have an intimacy with the community as a whole because of the work that I do, and the trust that people have in our company.” Denise Endow, Branch Manager & Title Officer – Hood River

“In our community there is always someone doing something amazing. This continuously inspires me to have bigger dreams and achieve bigger goals. I enjoy the friendships that are formed through my work as an Escrow Officer. It is a privilege, being part of someone’s life during such an important time.” Shenna Hankin, Escrow Officer – White Salmon

“Sometimes people end up in our office due to difficult circumstances. They place a huge amount of trust in us. I enjoy being able to accurately and kindly get them through the process so they can move forward. It’s rewarding to see the direct impact our service has in the lives of our customers.” Nicole Bennett, Escrow Officer – Hood River

When buying, selling, or refinancing in the area, please ask your real estate or lending professional to choose AmeriTitle.
Columbia Gorge Offices

If you are interested in relocating to the area, here are some sites to explore:

Hood River County Chamber of Commerce    City of Hood River
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce   City of The Dalles
Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce   City of White Salmon
Travel Oregon: The Dalles   Hood River   Mt. Hood / The Gorge
Experience Washington: White Salmon
Top 7 Must Do’s in the Hood River area   Hood River Adventure Guide


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Information provided in this community profile is compiled from various sources. This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. AmeriTitle is not responsible for errors or omissions from outside sources.


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