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. 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.
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8pm to 11pm at Bingen Point July 4, 2021
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
Use of fireworks is strictly limited to the hours of 8pm to 11pm on July 4 in the designated area (click the link above to see map)
NO Pets, Alcohol, Drugs, or Weapons. Illegal Fireworks are prohibited and will be confiscated.
Reminder: Bingen Municipal Code 8.16.020 prohibits fireworks within City limits.
WAGAP Rent Assistance Program
Information on two million dollars in grant funds available to help prevent evictions of low income households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Skamania and Klickitat Counties.
Information and applications for a new community development block grant that offers rental, utility, and mortgage relief.
Current information on local cases, spread, and response.
Klickitat County Emergency Management notification system designed to keep you informed in the event of an emergency.