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Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint

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State Highway 30, Troutdale, OR 97060
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All reviews first stop great view vista house crown point columbia river portland women's forum parking lot ample parking chanticleer point great stop great gorge west end bathroom facilities take pictures beautiful vistas scenic highway parking area
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

This was the original location for an inn which is no longer there. From this viewpoint, you can see the Vista House and get pictures of the Columbia River. There is also a monument to historical events in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Great place to view the Columbia River and Gorge. The view point is very well laid out with ample parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Corrib
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I have many photos of the Vista House. My best ones were taken from The Portland Women's Forum. Sunny days or rainy days, morning or evening, you'll get excellent shots. Bring a tripod, and maybe a jacket. Great location!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to pull off and see the Columbia River and up and down the gorge. Plenty of parking and lots of picture opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You have a nice view over a large part of the Columbia river and it's gorge from here. There is a parking lot at the viewpoint.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you are unable to hike but would still like a fantastic view of the gorge then this viewpoint is ideal. Nice thing is that isn't crowded and is on the way to the Vista House. It provides a spectacular backdrop for a wonderful photo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Just pull off Hwy 30 into a nice. Parking area and take a stroll along the walk to the point at North end. This is perfect place to watch a sun rise and some coffee you brought in the thermos. You can look across to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Enjoyed this trip with wonderful scenery. Too bad part of highway 30 was closed due to earlier Spring forest fires.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was our first stop on the Columbia Highway, and one of the best places to get a good photo of the Vista House.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Saluga
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is one of the first lookouts on your way through the gorge, you can see the observatory and a nice view of the gorge and river.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.