The lookouts and viewpoints dotted along the Columbia River are some of the best places to understand and admire the sheer size, influence, and beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. The first big viewpoint found along the gorge when coming from Portland is the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. The namesake organization helped preserve the beauty of the region and donated to the state of Oregon. In terms of places to see the beauty of the Columbia River, this is the number one spot. Looking up photos of the Columbia River Gorge will result in most photos that were taken from this park, with the iconic Vista House perched on the mountainside to the right, and the river and steep cliffs on the left. Whether it is for photography, a picnic, or simply admiring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, there are few places better than here.
Reservations and Information:
39210 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Corbett, Oregon 97019, United States