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 was 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.
The City of Bingen is revising our Shoreline Master Program.
Public Notice - Click here for information about the periodic review, SEPA information, how to make a public comment, and how to attend the public hearing.
Click the links below to learn more
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.
Sign up for emergency notifications here