Bingen, Washington is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Only 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon, the town site was platted in 1892 by Theodor Suksdorf who named that town after Bingen-on-the-Rhine, Germany. It incorporated in 1924. Three of the area’s largest employers, SDS Lumber Company, Underwood Fruit and Insitu, are located in Bingen.
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 is accessed in Bingen through the Port of Klickitat at Bingen Point. Bingen is the Washington center 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 the businesses located there.
111 N. Ash St
Bingen, WA 98605
Fax: (509) 493-1391