Park is open with limited services. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Bring your own water, food and hand sanitizer. Pack out trash. Facilities may close without notice.
The view is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge. Any visit to the Gorge would be nearly perfect with Women's Forum as the starting place to a fun-filled day of adventure and discovery. With the scenic Vista House and the wide expanse of the Columbia Gorge in the background, more photographs of the Columbia Gorge are probably taken from this point than anywhere else (but don't let that stop you ... go ahead and take a few shots of your own).
Women's Forum closes nightly at 9 p.m. and reopens at 6 a.m.
Please secure your valuable when enjoying parks.
Please call 503-695-2261 for park specific rules
No metal detecting is allowed in West Gorge Oregon State Parks
This park requires a Special Use Permit for special events or activities. Please open the Special Use Permit application to see examples of events that need a permit. If you have questions about whether you need a special use permit for your activity and to receive instructions on how to submit the application, please call 503-695-2261.
In 1963, the property was turned over to the State Of Oregon “reserving to the Portland Women’s Forum the right to erect and maintain a memorial on the property”. Members of the Portland Women’s Forum have worked for preservation and beautification of the Columbia River Gorge since 1950. This had been the old Chanticleer Inn property with a magnificent view of the Columbia River Gorge. The additional tract was purchased after litigation in 1970. The Portland Women's Forum was made up of representatives of the principal women's organizations of Portland. For many years under the leadership of Mrs. Gertrude Jensen, the Forum was very active in the preservation of natural beauty along the Columbia River Gorge. The group was responsible for appointment of the first Columbia Gorge Commission in the 1950s.