Ensuring the Gorge remains a vibrant, living place—wondrous, wild, and open to all—is at the core of what we do. We are Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only conservation organization entirely dedicated to protecting, preserving, and stewarding the Columbia Gorge for future generations.

Get Involved

Friends’ conservation work is driven by members, volunteers, and activists. There are many ways to join our community of Gorge enthusiasts. Here are some ways to get started:

Eagle Creek Trail Rises From the Ashes

Eagle Creek Trail Rises From the Ashes

Executive Director Kevin Gorman on the trail's comeback and everyone's role in stewarding it.

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

Check out these hikes that offer plenty of scenery and austere appeal during winter.

January 21:

January 21: "A New Oregon" Virtual Concert

Join the Chúush Fund and Black Resilience Fund for songs, stories, and solidarity with Black and Indigenous communities across Oregon.


10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

Features

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.

A New Oregon: Building Solidarity With Black & Indigenous Communities

Events

A New Oregon: Building Solidarity With Black & Indigenous Communities

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Join the Chúush Fund and Black Resilience Fund for a virtual concert of songs and stories.