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Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint

State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 800-551-6949
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“first stop” (18 reviews)
“great view” (21 reviews)
“vista house” (60 reviews)
State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know all those spectacular photos of the Columbia Gorge with the Vista House commanding a stellar view of the Columbia river? Yeah this is where those photos are taken. There is a lot fewer people here than at the vista house. It's a short...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This view overlooks the Columbia River Gorge from west of Vista house so you have a perfect view of this charming overlook.

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Every visitor to the Columbia Gorge coming in from PDX or Portland should make this their first stop along the Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway. You will get a great view of the Gorge unless you encounter smoke from wildfires like we did. It was...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I say gorgeous in a pun, because it's one of the best views of the gorge. Well worth the time to drive to. It's not far from the vista house.

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful stop on the old highway. Fantastic views, lovely little garden and bench to rest and enjoy the site. No problem parking.

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was our first stop on our tour of the Columbia River Gorge. From here we enjoyed a panoramic view of the Columbia River with the Vista House at Crown Point in the foreground. The view here is similar to the one at Crown Point,...More

Thank Leilehua
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great place to visit if you're from out-of-town, don't have much time, and can't walk trails. You can get there in a half hour from Portland, and the view of the Columbia River and the opening of the gorge is magnificent.

Thank Romeaux
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This park is only about 2 miles from the world famous (and super crowded) Crown Point viepoint. The view is almost as grand and there is no one around. Try it you'll like it!!!

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is the famous picture of Vista House that inspired me to visit the Columbia River Gorge for the first time. Just go and see this amazing view and soak it all in. Aaaamazing. (see my photo)

Thank deanie13
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The view here is nice, bit has become a bit overgrown and the view is one sided. Yes you can get a great view of vista House in the distance, but other than that, the view was nice but not spectacular.

Thank Greg M
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Response from KLsWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
We drove along the historic Scenic Highway 30 and just followed the signs. The tourist information center in Troutdale was very helpful, they told use about the route to use.