Incorporated in 1924, the City of Bingen is a small community of 712 residents in Klickitat County, with economic roots in agriculture, timber, and more recently, aerospace and tourism. The City of Bingen is located on the north shore of the Columbia River Gorge in the heart of a National Scenic Area. Nestled along the Columbia River, the city sits between the two snow-capped volcanoes of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, making it an ideal launch point for outdoor recreation including windsurfing, kiteboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, kayaking, hiking, horseback trail riding, paragliding, mountain biking, fishing, and hunting. Bingen is situated on State Route 14, has one of only two Amtrak stops between Vancouver and Pasco, and is only 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Visitors and residents also will find that the region’s canyons and vistas, evergreen forests, scenic waterfalls, wildflowers, berry fields, ranchlands, sage-covered hillsides, river rapids, rodeos, festivals, and for those who seek it, seclusion, are among the best in the U.S. Being a rural close-knit community, Bingen is a wonderful place to call home, raise a family, and be employed.