Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, Bingen is only 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The town site was platted in 1892 by Theodore Suksdorf who named the town after Bingen-on-the-Rhine, Germany. It incorporated in 1924.
Bingen continues to thrive and adapt as it has moved into the 21st century. Three of the area’s largest employers, SDS Lumber Company, Underwood Fruit and Insitu, are located in Bingen. Our new fire hall was dedicated in 2003 and our downtown revitalization project was completed in the summer of 2004. A new community center/civic complex is the next planned update for the City.
Bingen is located on State Route 14 with one of only two Amtrak stops between Vancouver and Pasco. The Columbia River can be accessed through the Port of Klickitat at Bingen Point. Bingen is a gateway for windsurfing, skiing, snowmobiling, kayaking, hiking, horseback trail riding, mountain biking, and fishing and hunting in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.
Stop by and visit our small community and businesses.
City Hall Hours
Tuesday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
News & Information
Bingen Quiet Zone Effort
Add your voice to the quiet zone Committee's application for a railroad quiet zone in Bingen! Click here for more information or submit a letter of support
Bingen YEAR-ROUND Burn Ban
Exceptions are made for charcoal and gas barbecues. Agricultural burns must have a permit from the WA Department of Ecology. Absolutely NO fireworks are allowed within Bingen City Limits.
Click here to find more information.
Klickitat County Emergency Management utilizes a mass notification system designed to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. Click here to register for emergency notifications and connect with the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management.
Council Position on Crude Oil
Bingen City Council signed a resolution in 2015 regarding crude oil transportation through Bingen. Click here to read the resolution.
Declaration of Diversity
Bingen City Council signed a Resolution declaring Diversity and Inclusiveness in an effort to promote tolerance and respect.