Crown Point can be considered the beginning or the end of the Columbia River Gorge, depending on whether you're heading east or west, respectively. Coming from Portland on the Historic Columbia River Highway, Crown Point and the iconic Vista House are the first things you'll see as you enter the gorge area. Crown Point provides fantastic views of the gorge to the east and the Columbia River as it heads towards Portland to the east. The octagonal Vista House, built in 1916, is a museum and gift shop as well as having a balcony on the second floor for more great views of the surrounding gorge. This spot is definitely worth a stop and get a good view of the beautiful area. We were heading through the gorge and stopped to see the waterfalls and finished up with a stop at Crown Point. We had been hiking around in the woods all day finding waterfalls, and Crown Point made a great last stop to see the "big picture" of the entire gorge after spending most of the day deep in the woods.
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