House, seen atop the bluff, provides a panoramic vantage
point to see the Columbia Gorge.
Photos courtesy Friends of Vista House
House With a View Above the Columbia Gorge
a bluff along the Columbia Gorge 11 miles east of Troutdale
on Highway 30
Take Interstate 84 east from Portland to exit 17. Take
the exit and travel east of Highway 30 - the Historic
Columbia River Gorge Highway. Follow the signs.
More Information: Call the Oregon State Parks
Information Center at 800-551-6949
from Portland and discover one of Oregon's best locations for pictures
If you're planning
a drive down the Columbia Gorge, a stop at the historic Vista House is a
built in 1916-18, recently re-opened after a four-year closure for renovations.
Anyone with a camera can capture both the House of the bluff or the dramatic
views of the Columbia Gorge from the House itself.
is Located at Crown Point State Scenic Viewpoint along Highway 30 east
of Troutdale. The recent $3.2 million in renovations included repair and
restoration of historic features plus the addition of an inclined walkway
for wheelchair access.
House was built at the same time as Highway 30 (what is now the Historic
Columbia River Gorge Highway, and the only way to reach Crown Point).
The building was designed to be a place of refreshment and enjoyment of
the Columbia Gorge.
building with its copper dome features a museum, gift shop and interpretive
display of historic and geologic points of interest in the Gorge.
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