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Vista House

40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
+1 503-695-2230
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It's an odd structure, a stone octagon in "German art nouveau" style.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725
+1 503-695-2230
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

If in the area you must drive this highway. This stop is a big building. The view is better from the rail than the top of the building.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is such a great place to view the Gorge and surrounding areas. Most of the time, you just stop at an overlook but this is a beautiful respite along the drive. The building itself is a masterpiece with it's marble staircases and even marble...More

Thank Trave2leverywhere
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Go to Corbett and visit the Portland Woman's Forum overlook first. You will see Vista House in the distance about one mile away. Then visit Vista House to see what you saw (as Yogi Berra might have said). Lots of history and natural beauty at...More

Thank TheOranges
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The Vista House, and more importantly, it's view, are fantastic. While Vista House is interesting, it really is the view that makes this so nice. Vista House does have a second level view area, which allows you to be well above the parking lots and...More

Thank JpocJedi
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We happened upon the Vista House on the Columbia River Gorge Road. The view is so good of the river and gorge. You can see for miles. So glad we stopped. Vista House was designed to be a place of refreshment, a public comfort station...More

Thank Traveling4452
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I gave this 4 stars because enjoyment of this location is weather dependent. On a clear day, you have beautiful views of the gorge, up and down the Columbia. The wind can really kick up there though and this can impact one's enjoyment of the...More

Thank Like2pray
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We loved the view here but further down the road is Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint and we loved the view there even better! At Vista House, the viewing area outside by parking lot was next to very stinky garbage cans - we had...More

Thank nowincolorado
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great starting point to tour the Columbia River Gorge. When you go in there is a coffee shop on the lower level as well as bathrooms to use and a gift shop. They do have Maps for you that also tell you...More

Thank jshallow01
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place was incredible. Just the architecture of the Vista house plus the view was well worth the stop. This was the highest point on the historic Columbia River Highway.

Thank julia_fisher
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is an absolute must see when visiting the Portland area. Amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge all around. It's free and located on the historic US Route 30.

Thank Rlath82
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21 July 2016|
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Response from TirelessWorker | Reviewed this property |
This is not a road to be afraid of. It curves gently as it elevates. Go slowly and enjoy the view.