Chanticleer Point

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Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint
Chanticleer Point is located in Oregon
Chanticleer Point
TypePublic, state
LocationMultnomah County, Oregon
Nearest cityGresham
Coordinates45°32′16″N 122°15′58″W / 45.5378976°N 122.2662015°W / 45.5378976; -122.2662015Coordinates: 45°32′16″N 122°15′58″W / 45.5378976°N 122.2662015°W / 45.5378976; -122.2662015[1]
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department
Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge, as seen from Chanticleer Point.

Chanticleer Point is a geographical landmark on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It is the first notable overlook encountered traveling east on the Historic Columbia River Highway. It is a typical location from which to take photos of the gorge featuring Crown Point prominently. It overlooks Rooster Rock State Park.

The overlook is part of the Oregon state park system and its official name is the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. A plaque placed at the site describes the Forum's support of this landmark.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chanticleer Point". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-26.

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The Sam Hill Memorial Rock at the entrance from the Historic Columbia River Highway, honoring one of the main promoters of the road.