Hood River, Oregon is among 10 finalist cities in the running for the "Best River Town" in the nation.
Richmond, Virginia's capital city is also among the finalists. The others include Milwaukee, Asheville, N.C., Nashville, and Ithaca, N.Y.
The competition is sponsored by American Rivers, a conservation organization, and the publication Outside America.
The competition was launched this week and votes are being collected online through July 10. The winning town will be featured on the October 2012 cover of Outside and will be featured on a segment of Outside Television.