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Official Interpretive Center of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

See our Current Exhibitions & Events:

Featured Exhibition!

GORGEous Art Quilts

Featuring 39 Gorge-themed art quilts hand-stitched by fifteen local artists, this exhibition unveils the most recent work from members of Beyond the Block: Art Quilters of the Gorge.

With fabric and thread, the artists tell stories and convey their impressions of the Gorge in all its wildness, beauty and majesty. From haunting spirits of native memories and charred remains of wildfires, to spectacular vista and breathtaking sunsets in a landscape teeming with wildflowers and wildlife, this collection delivers a captivating experience of this place. 

This Exhibition can be seen in the Kuck Wing of the Museum, April 5 – June 16, 2024. Included with admission.


“Wildfire: the Art of Ann Ruttan”
June 21-August 18, 2024
Meet the artist June 27,5:30-8:00 pm

“We Believe—Sasquatch in the Columbia River Gorge”
in partnership with the North American Bigfoot Center
August 22 to December 31, 2024

Raptor Programs:

Join our weekly public raptor presentations every Thursday – Sunday at 11 am. Our raptor educators share about these fascinating birds and take you on a visit to see our bald eagles, Liberty and Ferguson, in their enclosure.

Saturday Spinners:

Members of the Northwest Weavers Guild and Northwest Regional Spinners Association will be here most Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm demonstrating traditional weaving and spinning in the River Gallery. Join them to give it a try and discuss the past and current role of sheep ranching, wool production, and fiber arts in the region. 

Riverfront Trail:

Our scenic and historic Riverfront Trail is always open dawn to dusk and we encourage you to enjoy the trails.
Please continue to clean up after your pets.


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