Friends of the Columbia Gorge


To protect the scenic, natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Gorge by ensuring implementation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other protective laws.

Bottom Line for Portland

Friends advocates for the protection of the 293,000 acres in the National Scenic Area that millions of Portlanders enjoy annually. During the past year, it reviewed more than 117 development applications, took 1,367 people out into the Gorge and educated more than 300 middle school students.

“I hiked in the Gorge for years without knowing it’s threatened. The Gorge needs us all. Coal trains, oil trains and development
could damage this place forever. I donate to give back for the miles of trails I’ve enjoyed.”
—Gary Sinnen, Friends member

Business Partners

Several donors will match the first $30,000 in Give!Guide donations.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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