Joe’s Place Farm

Joe’s Place Farm—smack dab in the middle of Vancouver, a couple blocks south of Mill Plain off 112th—has grown its way into the hearts of ‘Couvies for its many autumnal delights, crowned by this these two marvelous facts: it’s free, and it’s open every single day in October. Joe’s Place has developed a reputation for

Dear Mr. Watterson

Remember Calvin & Hobbes? Of course you do—the intensely beloved comic strip about the enduring relationship between a

Think Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, meant to raise awareness and understanding about the disease and what steps

Halloween Haunt at the Scaregrounds

Where’s the spookiest place in Clark County, at least on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights? It’s the Halloween

Eat, Drink, Read

What’s more fun than eating and drinking? Reading! You can support more reading by eating and drinking at Beaches Restaurant on Tuesday, Oct. 13, because 50% of your meal’s cost (including drinks) will be donated directly to the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. Just say “library,” “FVRL Foundation” or “Library Foundation” to your server, and

Mount St. Helens Guided Climbs

Astonishing as it may seem, the Mount St. Helens Institute‘s Guided Climbs for 2016 are already starting to fill up.  You can get up close and personal with Mount St. Helens in four different ways: Summit Climbs, Summit Climbs with a Geologist, Crater Glacier View Climbs, and Into the Crater Hikes. Climbing permits are included

Junk Bonanza Vintage Market

What time is it on the North Bank? It’s time for the Junk Bonanza Vintage Market, happening from Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Clark County Event Center. The bonanza is THE place for antiquers, junkers, and flea market aficionados seeking vintage items, repurposed and handmade goods. The market also features guest

Girlfriends Run for a Cure

Run, girlfriends, run! With decadent sweet treats, beer and cute firefighters waiting at the finish line, what additional incentives could you possibly need to join the Girlfriends’ Run for a Cure? How about helping to cure breast cancer? Here are lots of other reasons to run  in the 13.1-mile half-marathon or the 6.55-mile quarter-marathon: Chocolate,

Backwoods Brewing: The Pizza

When you talk to local brewers, you don’t have to talk long before you hear that Backwoods Brewing

Japanese Maple Tour

WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardeners want to take you for a ride…to see beautiful Japanese maple trees on its upcoming Conifer/Japanese Maple Tour, happening from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. This On the Road Tour is a horticultural adventure in evergreen and maple trees, and will visit three specialty nurseries


You may have seen arepas popping up on menus around town—and that’s because this delicious street food, popular

Mushroom Foraging Field Seminar

Autumn is the time of year for that Delicacy of Delicacies, the wild foraged mushroom. But how do you know which ones are good to eat, and which ones will result in your untimely demise? Find out during the “Foraging for Wild Mushrooms” field seminar, led by trained staff from the Mount St. Helens Institute.

Northwood Oktoberfest

Strap on your lederhosen and dirndl dresses and pump up your appetite for German-style beer, food, music and fun, because that’s exactly what you’ll get this weekend during a two-day Oktoberfest at Northwood Public House and Brewery on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11. Northwood’s Oktoberfest is free, family-friendly, and open from 11 a.m.