A Union Pacific unit oil train passes through the Columbia Gorge near Interstate 84 and Starvation Creek State Park. (photographer: Stan Hall)
Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Three years after the Mosier derailment and spill, the Oregon Legislature steps up
The fire-damaged View Point Inn, summer 2017, shortly after its purchase by Heiner and Sheron Fruehauf. (photographer: Michael Lang)
The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Friends and property owners cooperate on a development plan balancing historic preservation and the National Scenic Area.
Damaged by fire but awaiting renovation: The historic View Point Inn in Corbett, OR. (photo: KPTV-TV, Portland)
View Point Inn Restoration Moves Ahead
Friday, June 21, 2019
Friends of the Columbia Gorge and View Point Inn owners reach a settlement agreement to restore and reopen the historic property.
Eastbound traffic backs up on the Historic Columbia River Highway on the approach to Multnomah Falls.
How Much Love Is Too Much for the Gorge?
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
More voices are asking what's causing the congestion and what can we do about it?
Hikers on the Weldon Wagon trail, WA. (Photographer: Micheal Drewry)
Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit with trail recommendations, gear lists, shuttle information and more.
Oil train along WA SR14. (photographer: Michael Drewry)
Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.
Trailhead Ambassadors greet hikers at the busy Dog Mountain trailhead (photo: Friends' archives)
Over Earth Day weekend, Friends had 24 volunteers across 7 trailheads (Latourell, Angel's Rest, Multnomah Falls, Bridge of the Gods, Dog Mountain, Cape Horn and Trillium Lake), interacting with a combined total of 727 visitors.
"We can't allow this act of vandalism to be how people view the Gorge," says Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman.
Friends responds to the vandalism discovered on April 23 along Cape Horn Cliff.
Detail of Colleen Wright's grand prize-winning shot of morning sunlight filtering through the fog along the Nick Eaton Ridge trail.
Winners Announced in Friends' Fourth Annual Photo Contest
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Colleen Wright wins grand prize for evocative shot along Nick Eaton Ridge trail.