Back Page Gorge Futures Clashes between nature, culture, and commerce have long shaped the Columbia River Gorge. The path to peace may be in finding synergies. 5/25/2012 at 9:00am This article appeared in the June 2012 issue of Portland Monthly. Filed under Back Page Show Comments Sign up for newsletters! Weekend escapes, travel deals, lodging and dining picks, and more featuring the Northwest and beyond, delivered by the Portland Monthly travel team.