Port of Camas Washougal

Riverside Concert in Marina Park: Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts

Saturday is expected to be beautiful, with cooler temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Why not spend Saturday afternoon exploring Washougal? There’s the popular Washougal Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Reflection Plaza, featuring art for sale by almost 30 local artists. Grab a bite and a pint at Amnesia Brewing or a cup of expertly brewed coffee at Washougal Coffee Company, enjoy sushi at The Sushi Joint, pamper yourself with a beauty treatment at Glo Beauty Lounge, and browse the latest fashions at LuLu’s Boutique. (If you’re feeling adventurous, you might even get a tattoo at 3rd Heart Tattoo.)

Later in the evening, head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be a beer garden and food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and plenty of family-friendly fun on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. Washougal’s riverside concerts are extremely popular, so come early to save your spot. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Riverside Concert in Marina Park

Saturday is expected to be beautiful, with cooler temperatures and a bit of a breeze. Why not spend Saturday afternoon exploring Washougal? There’s the popular Washougal Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Reflection Plaza, featuring art for sale by almost 30 local artists. Grab a bite and a pint at Amnesia Brewing or a cup of expertly brewed coffee at Washougal Coffee Company, enjoy sushi at The Sushi Joint, pamper yourself with a beauty treatment at Glo Beauty Lounge, and browse the latest fashions at LuLu’s Boutique. (If you’re feeling adventurous, you might even get a tattoo at 3rd Heart Tattoo.)

Later in the evening, head down to Marina Park, where the Port of Camas-Washougal is hosting a riverside concert. From 6 to 7 p.m., King Louie and LaRhonda Steele will begin a music-filled evening with soul, rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be a beer garden and food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and plenty of family-friendly fun on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River. Washougal’s riverside concerts are extremely popular, so come early to save your spot. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Washougal Waterfront Earth Day Tree Planting

The Port of Camas-Washougal invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting native trees and shrubs in the new Washougal Waterfront Park and along the Washougal Waterfront Trail. The Earth Day Tree Planting will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Washougal Waterfront Park Picnic Shelter. Light refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Some areas that volunteers will be working in might be wet and muddy (this being the end of rainy season in the Northwest and all), so tree-planters should wear waterproof rubber boots and clothing that can get nice and dirty. Tools will be provided for the plantings and clean-up. Bring a pair of work or gardening gloves for yourself if you have them; there’s a small supply of extra gloves, but not quite enough to go around.

Washougal Waterfront Park is located at 56 S. 1st St. in Washougal. To learn more about this park and the vision for future development along this beautiful stretch of the Columbia River, visit www.washougalwaterfront.com. To learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal and its many projects aimed at improving life in those two riverfront communities, visit www.portcw.com.

Earth Day Tree Planting

The Port of Camas-Washougal invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2017 by planting native trees and shrubs in the new Washougal Waterfront Park and along the Washougal Waterfront Trail. The Earth Day Tree Planting will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Washougal Waterfront Park Picnic Shelter. Light refreshments will be provided for volunteers. Some areas that volunteers will be working in might be wet and muddy (this being the end of rainy season in the Northwest and all), so tree-planters should wear waterproof rubber boots and clothing that can get nice and dirty. Tools will be provided for the plantings and clean-up. Bring a pair of work or gardening gloves for yourself if you have them; there’s a small supply of extra gloves, but not quite enough to go around.

Washougal Waterfront Park is located at 56 S. 1st St. in Washougal. To learn more about this park and the vision for future development along this beautiful stretch of the Columbia River, visit www.washougalwaterfront.com. To learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal and its many projects aimed at improving life in those two riverfront communities, visit www.portcw.com.

Christmas Ships Parade

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host a special viewing of the Christmas Ships at the marina at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The beloved Christmas Ships Parade is celebrating 62 years of holiday performances on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers—and you can enjoy this year’s event from the warmth of the port’s riverside meeting room. The port will open its doors at 5 p.m. to welcome in the public. Guests will enjoy Christmas carols from a costumed Washougal High School Choir while nibbling on free cookies and sipping hot cider. And don’t forget to enter the drawing for a goodie-filled tote to take home! The parade will last approximately one hour, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information about the Christmas Ships Parade, visit www.christmasships.org.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the area through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport, and 350-slip pleasure boat marina—the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River with a floating restaurant (Puffin Café), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, and electricity on the breakwater/guest dock. The port is in the planning stages to develop 13.25 acres of waterfront property in Washougal (in addition to its many other holdings and developments in progress). The port also manages William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee, and Parkersville National Historic site. Learn more at www.portcw.com.

Christmas Ships

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host a special viewing of the Christmas Ships at the marina at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The beloved Christmas Ships Parade is celebrating 62 years of holiday performances on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers—and you can enjoy this year’s event from the warmth of the port’s riverside meeting room. The port will open its doors at 5 p.m. to welcome in the public. Guests will enjoy Christmas carols from a costumed Washougal High School Choir while nibbling on free cookies and sipping hot cider. And don’t forget to enter the drawing for a goodie-filled tote to take home! The parade will last approximately one hour, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information about the Christmas Ships Parade, visit www.christmasships.org.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the area through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport, and 350-slip pleasure boat marina—the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River with a floating restaurant (Puffin Café), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, and electricity on the breakwater/guest dock. The port is in the planning stages to develop 13.25 acres of waterfront property in Washougal (in addition to its many other holdings and developments in progress). The port also manages William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee, and Parkersville National Historic site. Learn more at www.portcw.com.

Goats on the River

The Port of Camas-Washougal has gone over to the Goat Side (and invites you to join them). Yoder Goat Rentals will be assisting the Port with removal of invasive species beginning on Monday, Oct. 17. The goats are supported by Salmon Safe Certification because they reduce the amount of pesticides and fertilizers used by naturally taking care of the invasive species while fertilizing with, um…goat poop (watch where you step!). Goats also do well on heavily sloped lands and stay out of water.

The goats will be on site for seven to ten days and will be fully managed by the Yoder Goat Rental company. There will be around 65 goats at the site and community members are welcome to come visit the goats and see their progress any time from Oct. 17 through Oct. 25. Bring the kids to see our furry friends at work, but let the little ones know that no feeding or touching is allowed because the goats will be behind a solar-powered electric fence.

The goats will be stationed at various places around and along the Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail, located at 56 S. 1st St. in Washougal with plenty of free parking.

Washougal Waterfront Park Grand Opening

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the brand-new Washougal Waterfont Park at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Everyone is welcome to help celebrate the stunning transformation of the waterfront property adjacent to the Port offices. What began as a recently retired saw mill on the edge of the river has been given back to the community as an eco-friendly destination spot that connects and complements both Camas and Washougal downtown areas, while supporting the creation of a local and regional identity for the City of Washougal.

The park itself has a large picnic shelter, benches and picnic tables scattered throughout, a giant compass-patterned plaza for community events overlooking the river, solar operated bathrooms, rain gardens and lots of parking with access to the breakwater fishing and moorage dock. The park showcases a magnificent view and adds fun educational signage to teach future generations about the impact each person may have on the environment and what he or she can do.

The meandering 12-foot wide cement trail wraps completely around the park and stretches just under a mile long through scenic landscapes and beautiful nature. Along the trail is a children’s natural play area, viewpoints, interpretive signage and water access trails for those hoping to get closer to our beautiful Columbia River.

Wheels & Wings

Here’s something better than your average car show: cars AND planes. And it’s free! Plus there’s free hot dogs, chips, and soda! It’s the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Wheels & Wings Community Appreciation Day, and it’s happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Grove Field Airport. Bring the entire family to see classic cars, vintage airplanes, trucks, motorcycles, and even old-time tractors…and to feast on juicy, just-grilled hot dogs. It’s just the Port of Camas-Washougal’s way of saying “thank you” to the community for its support.

There will also be live music by the Fabulous Farelanes, food vendors (in case hot dogs aren’t enough), and children’s activities, including a bounce house, face painting, and balloon animals. Dash plaques for car-and-airplane show entries will be available and prizes will be awarded in 15 categories. The event is free, but donations are welcome and will go to support the Camas Washougal Aviation Association‘s scholarship fund. If you’ve got a classic car to show, you can register at the event for $15, or you can register in advance for $10 by calling Angelina at 360-335-3676. For more information, visit portcw.com.

Wheels & Wings

Here’s something better than your average car show: cars AND planes. And it’s free! Plus there’s free hot dogs, chips, and soda! It’s the Port of Camas-Washougal‘s Wheels & Wings Community Appreciation Day, and it’s happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Grove Field Airport. Bring the entire family to see classic cars, vintage airplanes, trucks, motorcycles, and even old-time tractors…and to feast on juicy, just-grilled hot dogs. It’s just the Port of Camas-Washougal’s way of saying “thank you” to the community for its support.

There will also be live music by the Fabulous Farelanes, food vendors (in case hot dogs aren’t enough), and children’s activities, including a bounce house, face painting, and balloon animals. Dash plaques for car-and-airplane show entries will be available and prizes will be awarded in 15 categories. The event is free, but donations are welcome and will go to support the Camas Washougal Aviation Association‘s scholarship fund. If you’ve got a classic car to show, you can register at the event for $15, or you can register in advance for $10 by calling Angelina at 360-335-3676. For more information, visit portcw.com.

4th of July Celebration in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside for a fabulous 4th of July celebration in Marina Park, happening from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4. There will be live music, food, and family-friendly fun on the beautiful banks of the Columbia River.

Arrive early to park on the future site of the Washougal Waterfront Development, or choose the overflow lot on 2nd St., near the Best Western. Grab a hay ride on a tractor-pulled trailers and ride to Marina Park in style. The Children’s Patriotic Bike Parade starts at 4 p.m., with kids’ games and activities continuing until 5:30 p.m. Food available to purchase includes cotton candy, flavored popcorn, snow cones, tacos, elephant ears, sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and milkshakes, teriyaki bowls, hot dogs, gyros, and a beer garden. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with the Country-Rock-and-Blues sounds of the Tracy Fordice Band, followed by 5 Guys Named Moe, an 11-piece horn-driven show band with dynamic vocals. At 10 p.m., the City of Washougal will launch its wow-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

4th of July in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside for a fabulous 4th of July celebration in Marina Park, happening from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4. There will be live music, food, and family-friendly fun on the beautiful banks of the Columbia River.

Arrive early to park on the future site of the Washougal Waterfront Development, or choose the overflow lot on 2nd St., near the Best Western. Grab a hay ride on a tractor-pulled trailers and ride to Marina Park in style. The Children’s Patriotic Bike Parade starts at 4 p.m., with kids’ games and activities continuing until 5:30 p.m. Food available to purchase includes cotton candy, flavored popcorn, snow cones, tacos, elephant ears, sandwiches, burgers, ice cream and milkshakes, teriyaki bowls, hot dogs, gyros, and a beer garden. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with the Country-Rock-and-Blues sounds of the Tracy Fordice Band, followed by 5 Guys Named Moe, an 11-piece horn-driven show band with dynamic vocals. At 10 p.m., the City of Washougal will launch its wow-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Above photograph: two young Washouglians get ready for the Kids’ Patriotic Bike Parade. Photo courtesy of Port of Camas-Washougal.

Earth Day on the River

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host an Earth Day activity on South Marina Way from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Everyone is invited to participate in a litter cleanup between Union and 2nd Street. Participants can park inside the waterfront property access gate located at the south end of 2nd Street. Trash bags, latex gloves and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome, especially families with children; this is a marvelous way to encourage the younger generation to care for the North Bank’s amazing natural resources and outdoor recreational areas.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the North Bank through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating floating restaurant (Puffin Cafe, with smiley-face fries for the kids and super-yummy piña coladas for the adults), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and it’s also the homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach and the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic Site. The port recently acquired 13.25 acres of waterfront property and that’s what will be cleaned up on Wednesday. To learn more about the port, visit www.portcw.com.

 

Earth Day on the River

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host an Earth Day activity on South Marina Way from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Everyone is invited to participate in a litter cleanup between Union and 2nd Street. Participants can park inside the waterfront property access gate located at the south end of 2nd Street. Trash bags, latex gloves and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome, especially families with children; this is a marvelous way to encourage the younger generation to care for the North Bank’s amazing natural resources and outdoor recreational areas.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the North Bank through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating floating restaurant (Puffin Cafe, with smiley-face fries for the kids and super-yummy piña coladas for the adults), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and it’s also the homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach and the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic Site. The port recently acquired 13.25 acres of waterfront property and that’s what will be cleaned up on Wednesday. To learn more about the port, visit www.portcw.com.

Wheels & Wings

Here’s something better than your average car show: cars AND planes. And it’s free! Plus there’s free hot dogs, chips, and soda! It’s the Port of Camas-Washougal‘s Wheels & Wings Community Appreciation Day, and it’s happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Grove Field Airport. Bring the entire family to see classic cars, vintage airplanes, trucks, motorcycles, and even old-time tractors…and to feast on juicy, just-grilled hot dogs. It’s just the Port of Camas-Washougal’s way of saying “thank you” to the community for its support.

There will also be live music by the Fabulous Farelanes, food vendors (in case hot dogs aren’t enough), and children’s activities, including a bounce house, face painting, and balloon animals. Dash plaques for car-and-airplane show entries will be available and prizes will be awarded in 15 categories. The event is free, but donations are welcome and will go to support the Camas Washougal Aviation Association‘s scholarship fund. If you’ve got a classic car to show, you can register at the event for $15, or you can register in advance for $10 by calling Angelina at 360-335-3676. For more information, visit portcw.com.

Wheels & Wings

Here’s something better than your average car show: cars AND planes. And it’s free! Plus there’s free hot dogs, chips, and soda! It’s the Port of Camas-Washougal‘s Wheels & Wings Community Appreciation Day, and it’s happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Grove Field Airport. Bring the entire family to see classic cars, vintage airplanes, trucks, motorcycles, and even old-time tractors…and to feast on juicy, just-grilled hot dogs. It’s just the Port of Camas-Washougal’s way of saying “thank you” to the community for its support.

There will also be live music by the Fabulous Farelanes, food vendors (in case hot dogs aren’t enough), and children’s activities, including a bounce house, face painting, and balloon animals. Dash plaques for car-and-airplane show entries will be available and prizes will be awarded in 15 categories. The event is free, but donations are welcome and will go to support the Camas Washougal Aviation Association‘s scholarship fund. If you’ve got a classic car to show, you can register at the event for $15, or you can register in advance for $10 by calling Angelina at 360-335-3676. For more information, visit portcw.com.

Free Riverside Concert at Marina Park

Washougal’s wonderful Riverside Concert Series concludes this weekend with a family-friendly finale on the beautiful banks of the Columbia River. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, Rocket 88 will begin a music-filled evening with country, swing, and rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert series with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more. Camas Lions Club will serve hamburgers and rice bowls, and the beer garden will be well-stocked with craft brews by Fortside Brewing Company (as well as cold Coors, if that’s your thang. No judgment here.) This late-summer concert on the lush lawns of Marina Park is extremely popular, so come early to save your spot and bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Overflow parking will be available on the Port of Camas-Washougal’s waterfront property. For more details about this concert, or to learn more about event sponsor Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Riverside Concert

Washougal’s wonderful Riverside Concert Series concludes this weekend with a family-friendly finale on the beautiful banks of the Columbia River. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, Rocket 88 will begin a music-filled evening with country, swing, and rhythm & blues. Then, local favorite Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will entertain the audience from 8 to 9:30 p.m., wrapping up the concert series with hits from the 50s and 60s.

There will be food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more. Camas Lions Club will serve hamburgers and rice bowls, and the beer garden will be well-stocked with craft brews by Fortside Brewing Company (as well as cold Coors, if that’s your thang. No judgment here.) This late-summer concert on the lush lawns of Marina Park is extremely popular, so come early to save your spot and bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Overflow parking will be available on the Port of Camas-Washougal’s waterfront property. For more details about this concert, or to learn more about event sponsor Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Earth Day on the Waterfront

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host an Earth Day activity right on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Everyone is invited to participate in a litter cleanup along the waterfront property, at the site of the new park and trail which will be constructed this year. Participants can park inside the waterfront property access gate located at the south end of 2nd Street. Trash bags, latex gloves and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome, especially families with children; this is a marvelous way to encourage the younger generation to care for the North Bank’s amazing natural resources and outdoor recreational areas.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the North Bank through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating floating restaurant (Puffin Cafe, with smiley-face fries for the kids and super-yummy piña coladas for the adults), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and it’s also the homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach and the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic Site. The port recently acquired 13.25 acres of waterfront property and that’s what will be cleaned up on Wednesday. To learn more about the port, visit www.portcw.com.

Earth Day on the Waterfront

The Port of Camas-Washougal will host an Earth Day activity right on the banks of the beautiful Columbia River from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Everyone is invited to participate in a litter cleanup along the waterfront property, at the site of the new park and trail which will be constructed this year. Participants can park inside the waterfront property access gate located at the south end of 2nd Street. Trash bags, latex gloves and light refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome, especially families with children; this is a marvelous way to encourage the younger generation to care for the North Bank’s amazing natural resources and outdoor recreational areas.

The Port of Camas-Washougal brings jobs and recreational opportunities to the North Bank through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating floating restaurant (Puffin Cafe, with smiley-face fries for the kids and super-yummy piña coladas for the adults), launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and it’s also the homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach and the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic Site. The port recently acquired 13.25 acres of waterfront property and that’s what will be cleaned up on Wednesday. To learn more about the port, visit www.portcw.com.