Revenue from the gift store and espresso bar are used to support the educational and volunteer programs provided by Friends of Vista House, as well as special Vista House projects that help preserve and maintain the building.

“To provide visitors to the Vista House with items which are interpretive of the Vista House, the Columbia River Gorge, the State of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The items selected for display and sale in the Interpretive Store may include Gorge history, flora, fauna, geology and geography, Northwest Native American culture, and items related to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Vista House is dedicated to Oregon Pioneers, so items relating to pioneer crafts and skills are also appropriate. Exceptional quality is a requirement for sales items.”

Be sure and check out the Espresso Bar for specialty coffee, cold drinks and other refreshments.


While you enjoy the views from the Vista House, stop by our coffee shop for a quick pick-me-up! We serve delicious coffee, ice cream, and snacks to suit every taste. As you experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, enjoy an espresso or sweet treat to make your visit that much more memorable. Let us serve you the dessert or drink of your choice the next time you join us at the Vista House!

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