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Treat your Mother to a special Sunday Brunch Buffet

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Served 11 am to 2 pm at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. It’s free museum admission for the whole family all day and the Columbia River Trading Co. museum store is having a special store-wide sale to help you find that perfect gift that both you and your mom will love.  After brunch, catch the Birds of Prey show, visit your favorite exhibit or just wander the grounds and enjoy the spring greenery.

  • $18 per person,
  • $8 Children 10 and under
  • Children under 5 eat for free
  • No Reservations Needed


  • Fresh Fruit
  • Assorted Quiches
  • Pancakes
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Sausage Gravy & Biscuits
  • Home Fried Potatoes
  • Fresh Fruit Juice
  • Cheesecake
  • Hot and Cold Beverage Included

Wine and Beer Available

Tour the flowering grounds

May Blooming  Flower Guide Every Ten Days of May  but as always Mother Nature has the last say.

Flowers blooming:   May 5, 2018

  • Yellow Bells: (at peak). Behind the big oak, especially.
  • Grass Widows: some full out, some already finished.  Especially on rock outcrops in front of River Gallery window.
  • Desert Parsleys (genus Lomatium) Columbia Desert Parsley: (Purple flowers) in early bloom to almost at peak.  Especially by rocks behind building, and in parking islands by rocks.
  • Pungent Desert Parsley:  (yellow, gets large) in very early bloom in lots of places
  • Biscuit Root: (Yellow, smaller that the Pungent at full growth, foliage is grayer). Early bloom.  Lots of places
  • Cous:  yellow, small, under the big old ponderosa on the freeway side of the eagle cage.   Four plants where I put in seed.  Very important to Native Americans as a root food.  It does not grow in the Gorge normally.
  • Filaree: (also called storks bill). Pink, small five petalled flower.  Non native, but not a problem here.  Everywhere.

(Note:  Miner’s lettuce is not blooming yet, but is at the perfect eating stage.)

Flowers blooming: May 15, 2018

  • Yellow Bells:  Now reddish. (They turn red when old.) about finished.
  • Same Desert Parsleys as above.  Columbia is at peak bloom.  The others are still early, and getting bigger and better.
  • Filaree:  a few blooming
  • Oregon grape:  bush with holly-like leaves and yellow flower clusters, just starting to bloom Golden Currant:  yellow flowers, bush in full bloom by water feature.  Also by pond and in interpretive area.

Flowers blooming: May 25, 2018

  • Desert Parsleys
  • Columbia:  some still at peak, some past peak and color fading, starting to form seed
  • Pungent:  early bloom, still growing
  • Biscuit Root:  early bloom, still growing
  • Cous” at peak
  • Oregon grape: full out
  • Golden Currant:  full out or somewhat past.
  • Popcorn Flowers: small white five petalled flowers, a cluster un bloom on a parking lot island near the building Balsam Root: the petals (ray flowers) are just starting to show yellow.
  • Red Flowering Currant:  the buds are red, but not yet blooming
  • Filaree:  more blooming here and there


May 13
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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