"The Columbia Cottage is a quaint retreat nestled in the woods. A physical escape from the city, within the city. The commitment by the volunteers that care for this historic cottage can be felt as you walk in the building. A fireplace filled with candles created an ambiance that created the perfect environment for our staff retreat. A break from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. I just want to say what a pleasure it has been to work with your organization."
– Human Resources., Trillium Charter School, Portland, Oregon
"We rented Columbia Cottage for my aunt's birthday party in June. Throughout the planning and setup process, the Cottage volunteers were extremely helpful in making arrangements and ensuring that the event went off without a hitch. The kitchen was perfect for serving cake, coffee, and other treats, and we were able to bring our own decorations to really make the place festive. The tables and chairs at the cottage easily accommodated 25-30 guests, the park setting was perfect, and we had a wonderful time. If you're planning a party or reception, I highly recommend the Columbia Cottage."
– Katherine W., California
Family and Friends Get Together
"Columbia Cottage was such a good place for us to hold this gathering. We sat around the fireplace and shared remembrances of many early days from youth and adulthood. Many family members and friends had the bitter sweet moments of recalling so much we had forgotten. This is such a good place to help make this happen. It was a great contribution from the FOCP volunteer who worked to make the resources available for those of us who now live far apart."
– Charles R., Idaho
Junior Club Graduation Party
"One of my favorite memories of Columbia Cottage was when our Camp Fire group used it for our 'Bluebird Fly-up' (graduation from Bluebirds to Camp Fire Girls). I remember the huge fireplace and the fun decorations we made. Even as a kid, I loved the idea that the park where I played and swam also had this great cottage where we could have our Camp Fire meetings, complete with a crackling fire in the huge fireplace. As a bonus, it was within walking distance of our home. Columbia Cottage will always have a special place in my memory.”
– Anonymous Camp Fire Girl