Columbia City's location on the banks of the Columbia River hints at its history as an important link in the development of transportation along the river. Once home to stern wheelers and shipyards, Columbia City is now a quaint community, home to 1,700 people.
Things To Do
Go Back In Time
Visit the Caples House Museum, the former home of the first physician in Columbia County, Dr. Charles Caples. The old carriage house has been converted into a children's attic with a display of old dolls and toys. There is also a small country store.
Pick a Park for a Picnic
Jim Bundy Memorial Park has a picnic shelter and is a great place to see trillium in the spring. Harvard Park is equipped with a playground. For river viewing, choose Pixie, Datis and Ruth Rose Richardson Memorial Parks.
Sail or Surf from Shore
Sailors and wind surfers can often be seen testing their talents in the wind and waves. Many kayakers use Pixie Park as a launching point for their river adventures.
Get in the Christmas Spirit
Portland's famous Christmas Ships visit Columbia City each year. Hundreds of local residents and visitors greet them at Pixie Park.
Columbia City is located 32 miles north of Portland on Highway 30.