There are many spots to hit if you want to capture the beauty of Oregon, and in particular the mighty Columbia River. Most visitors head straight for the Vista House, and Crown Point State Park. It's called the Vista House, after all. It must have a killer vista. It does.
However, those who take a step back and veer off of the Historic Columbia River Highway at the Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint are treated to a more dramatic view--one that includes the Vista House.
There is no fee and getting in and out of the parking lot is easy.