The Bingen / White Salmon area is ideally located at the east end of the fabled Columbia River Gorge, in the rain-shadow zone east of the Cascades where “The Sun Greets the Rain”.  It is an incredibly diverse area for nature and humans alike, supporting a huge range of scenic and ecological zones, as well as an almost limitless range of human activities.  This diversity has led to repeated recognition as one of the most active, interesting and livable places to live, work and play in the entire world.  Below are a sample of some of the current events and hilites of the area.