Columbia City is located in Columbia County, just north of St Helens along US Hwy 30 and the Columbia River. Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Jefferson are all visible from Columbia City. Come the first Saturday after Labor Day to the Columbia City Celebration and watch the parade and other entertainment.
There is also a Columbia City, Indiana.
Columbia City is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.
This community was founded in 1867 by Jacob and Joseph Caples. The steamboat navigation was started on the Columbia River by the building of the combination sail and steam sidewheel ship "Beaver", launched in 1834.
The City is dominated, ecologically and visually, by the Columbia River, which is nearly a mile wide here. Fir-clad slopes provide a backdrop west of town; across the River are the foothills of the Cascade Range.
Outdoor Activities are plentyfull throughout the area.