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 159 development applications, took 1,548 people out into the Gorge and educated more than 400 middle-school students.

"Now more than ever, the Gorge needs us all. Because of the Eagle Creek fire, I’m redoubling my gift to Friends. The fire scarred so many special places, and it’s incredibly important to me that the Gorge recovers from this disaster naturally.” —Erin Carver, Friends member


How far does a $10 donation go with your organization?

$10 can bus one volunteer to the state’s capitol to advocate for the Gorge, or buy educational materials for one middle-school student in the outdoor youth education program.

How far does a $50 donation go with your organization?

$50 provides tools and support for one work party to remove weeds, plant trees and create trails in the Columbia Gorge.

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