Columbia County is bordered on the east by the Columbia River. The southern County line is approximately 30 minutes from Portland and the western County line is approximately 30 minutes from the Pacific coast.
Kayak in Scappoose Bay, a wildlife-laden estuary or hike Warrior Rock Trial, one of the best in Oregon. The storied Columbia River flowing by Old Town St. Helens and marina is a sporting paradise with fishing, boating, and sailing.
Festivals include 13 Nights on the River, featuring outstanding local musical talent or the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo, Maritime Heritage Festival, Fourth of July Celebration and Spirit of Halloweentown.