Washougal

Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Sunday, Oct. 29, is going to be a frighteningly good time! It’s a fundraiser (a RUNdraiser?) for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and $5 from every registration fee will help restore the habitat that was destroyed by the summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. Participants—runners and walkers—should plan to come in costume for a little Halloween-themed fun.

The course is spooktacularlarly beautiful course beginning in Washougal and following along the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The course is extremely flat and perfect for a Personal Best. Registered runners and walkers get a finisher’s shirt and participant’s medal—and kids are welcome to join, especially for the 5K and 10K courses, which are along a trail, far away from traffic.

After the race, there will be complimentary Halloween-themed food and free beer. Participants also get free race photos e-mailed to them, which can be posted on social media with the hashtag #ScaryRun, which enters you in a drawing to win prizes. The race is hosted by WHY Racing Events with local sponsors. Same-day registration is available. For more details, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/935/#loaded or send an email to info@whyracingevents.com.

Scary Run

The Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Sunday, Oct. 29, is going to be a frighteningly good time! It’s a fundraiser (a RUNdraiser?) for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and $5 from every registration fee will help restore the habitat that was destroyed by the summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. Participants—runners and walkers—should plan to come in costume for a little Halloween-themed fun.

The course is spooktacularlarly beautiful course beginning in Washougal and following along the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The course is extremely flat and perfect for a Personal Best. Registered runners and walkers get a finisher’s shirt and participant’s medal—and kids are welcome to join, especially for the 5K and 10K courses, which are along a trail, far away from traffic.

After the race, there will be complimentary Halloween-themed food and free beer. Participants also get free race photos e-mailed to them, which can be posted on social media with the hashtag #ScaryRun, which enters you in a drawing to win prizes. The race is hosted by WHY Racing Events with local sponsors. Same-day registration is available. For more details, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/935/#loaded or send an email to info@whyracingevents.com.

SW WA Tamale Festival

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Southwest Washington Tamale Festival is coming to downtown Washougal from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21. Presented by the Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens, the family-friendly event will celebrate the richness of Latino culture and is free and open to the public.

The event will feature tamale contests for two groups: restaurants, caterers, and food trucks (“Professionals”) and individuals with their own family recipes (“Homestyle”). Entries will be judged in three categories; meat, no meat/vegetarian and sweet/dessert. Winners will be determined based on taste, technique, appearance and overall quality. Prizes will be awarded for the winning entries. For contest rules and entry form, go to the event website at www.swwatamalefest.com

Beyond the tamale contest, the event will offer a craft area for kids, tamale making demonstrations from 2 to 3 p.m., food vendors featuring food with a Latino flair, a beer garden, local craft vendors, music and dancing. Entertainment will include Gerardo and Nekla Calderon and their “Leyendas de Mexico” show at 3 p.m., Hudson’s Bay High School Las Bonitas y Los Caballero’s Ballet Folkloric at 4:30 p.m. and Son de Cuba Quartette at 6 p.m.

Proceeds and donations collected from event will support future scholarship stipends for local youth. For more information, contact the festival at swwatamalefest@gmail.com.

Family-friendly Oktoberfest in Washougal

Washougal’s very popular Oktoberfest, now in its fifth year, is returning with family fun on Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. each day. The family- friendly event welcomes children until 8 p.m.—plus, kids under 12 years old are admitted free, and will receive a free hot dog and ice cream bar, courtesy of Columbia Litho.

Located in the city’s downtown Reflection Plaza at 1703 Main St., the festival will feature music, authentic German foods, local brews, and cider. Admission to the family festival and dance area (kids ages 12 to 20 and adults) is just $5 per person. Admission to the beer garden is $13 and includes a commemorative mug and your first beverage. All event profits go to local nonprofits, including Columbia River Gorge relief efforts.

On Friday evening, enjoy some good, Bavarian-style fun with live accordion music alternating with a DJ spinning dance music. Saturday night will be all DJ music.
The beer garden will feature favorite brews from two of Washougal’s own breweries: 54°40′ Brewing and Doomsday Brewing. Cider will be poured by Jester & Judge from nearby Stevenson. In addition to these local breweries, Oktoberfest will also feature beer from Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. (The brewery and other city businesses have been hit hard financially by the Eagle Creek fire. In the spirit of community, the brewery and other merchants will be included in the event. Cascade Locks merchants will have a booth to sell gift cards and T-shirts to help offset some of their losses from the fire.)

Camas Lions Club will provide a taste of Germany, serving up traditional Oktoberfest food for the event. The menu includes German brats, big pretzels, chicken schnitzel, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hot red cabbage salad, and more. Proceeds from the food will support the Lions’ charitable projects.

In conjunction with Oktoberfest, Washougal will host the 15K Superhero Relay on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 5 p.m. Teams of three will compete with each runner completing a fast 5K course along the Dike Trail, starting from the Pendleton parking lot. Prize money will be awarded to the fastest team. New this year is a non-relay 10K and a Superkids 1K Run (12 and under). A costume contest for the best-dressed superhero team will be held at Oktoberfest that evening. The run benefits the Washougal High School Cross Country Team. Registration is at http://www.superherorelay.com/. Proceed benefit the Camas Lions, Washougal Lions, the Downtown Washougal Association, and Columbia Gorge relief efforts.

Superhero Relay

Grab your best superhero friends and join the Superhero Relay, blasting off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting in downtown Washougal and following a course along Washougal’s scenic Waterfront Trail, and then looping back to downtown. It’s a 15K relay course where each member of the relay team will run five kilometers—and when you’re done, you can enjoy music, German food, and local brews at Washougal’s Oktoberfest. (The Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. in Reflection Plaza on Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30.) You can also go solo and run the Superhero 10K—and bring along the kids for the Superkids 1K!

The course will stay open until sunset at 7 p.m., so that runners and volunteers will not be in the dark. The fastest team will win $150 in cash, as will the team with the best superhero (or supervillain) costumes. The favorite costumes will be determined by spectator applause at the Washougal Oktoberfest.

To view the course map, click here. For complete information on this event or to register, go to www.superherorelay.com. Participants can pick up their race packets from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. on the day of the event in the parking lot of Pendleton Woollen Mills, 2 Pendleton Way in Washougal. Same-day registration is also welcome.

Above image: Team America at last year’s Superhero Relay!

Oktoberfest in Washougal

Washougal’s very popular Oktoberfest, now in its fifth year, is returning with family fun on Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. each day. The family- friendly event welcomes children until 8 p.m.—plus, kids under 12 years old are admitted free, and will receive a free hot dog and ice cream bar, courtesy of Columbia Litho.

Located in the city’s downtown Reflection Plaza at 1703 Main St., the festival will feature music, authentic German foods, local brews, and cider. Admission to the family festival and dance area (kids ages 12 to 20 and adults) is just $5 per person. Admission to the beer garden is $13 and includes a commemorative mug and your first beverage. All event profits go to local nonprofits, including Columbia River Gorge relief efforts.

On Friday evening, enjoy some good, Bavarian-style fun with live accordion music alternating with a DJ spinning dance music. Saturday night will be all DJ music. The beer garden will feature favorite brews from two of Washougal’s own breweries: 54°40′ Brewing and Doomsday Brewing. Cider will be poured by Jester & Judge from nearby Stevenson. In addition to these local breweries, Oktoberfest will also feature beer from Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. (The brewery and other city businesses have been hit hard financially by the Eagle Creek fire. In the spirit of community, the brewery and other merchants will be included in the event. Cascade Locks merchants will have a booth to sell gift cards and T-shirts to help offset some of their losses from the fire.)

Camas Lions Club will provide a taste of Germany, serving up traditional Oktoberfest food for the event. The menu includes German brats, big pretzels, chicken schnitzel, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hot red cabbage salad, and more. Proceeds from the food will support the Lions’ charitable projects.

In conjunction with Oktoberfest, Washougal will host the 15K Superhero Relay on Saturday, Sept. 30, starting at 5 p.m. Teams of three will compete with each runner completing a fast 5K course along the Dike Trail, starting from the Pendleton parking lot. Prize money will be awarded to the fastest team. New this year is a non-relay 10K and a Superkids 1K Run (12 and under). A costume contest for the best-dressed superhero team will be held at Oktoberfest that evening. The run benefits the Washougal High School Cross Country Team. Registration is at http://www.superherorelay.com/. Proceed benefit the Camas Lions, Washougal Lions, the Downtown Washougal Association, and Columbia Gorge relief efforts.

Heritage Day in Washougal

Heritage Day features free admission to the museum, historic exhibits and interesting vendors, live music, and a raffle for a Pendleton car blanket. Hot dogs, lemonade, sundaes and root beer floats, plus plants and books will be offered for sale. Demonstrations will include creating rugs on the museum’s antique traveling loom and operating the walking spinning wheel.

A crowd favorite is the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Society, which brings its old engines and equipment to demonstrate. Also taking part in the day are the Clark County Flying Eagle A’s Car Club, representatives of the USO, Navy Mothers, and volunteers from the Camas/Washougal Fire Department. Guests will also hear live music from Another Shade of Bluegrass.

Regular museum hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students, and free for children under five—as well as all CWHS members.  Group tours are available any day of the week by appointment.  Call 360-835-8742 for scheduling.  The museum is open March through October.

Heritage Day in Washougal

The Camas-Washougal Historical Society invites history buffs and those with a healthy sense of curiostiy to the annual Heritage Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, located at 1 Durgan St. in Washougal.

Heritage Day features free admission to the museum, historic exhibits and interesting vendors, live music, and a raffle for a Pendleton car blanket. Hot dogs, lemonade, sundaes and root beer floats, plus plants and books will be offered for sale. Demonstrations will include creating rugs on the museum’s antique traveling loom and operating the walking spinning wheel.

A crowd favorite is the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Society, which brings its old engines and equipment to demonstrate. Also taking part in the day are the Clark County Flying Eagle A’s Car Club, representatives of the USO, Navy Mothers, and volunteers from the Camas/Washougal Fire Department. Guests will also hear live music from Another Shade of Bluegrass.

Regular museum hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students, and free for children under five—as well as all CWHS members.  Group tours are available any day of the week by appointment.  Call 360-835-8742 for scheduling.  The museum is open March through October.

4th of July in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside this summer with its Fourth of July Celebration and Riverside Summer Concert Series in Marina Park, which blasts off with a bang on Tuesday, July 4.

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 hosted by the local Lions Club. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with We Three followed by 5 Guys Named Moe. At 10 p.m., the City of Washougal will launch its wow-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, come back to Marina Park for live music from 6 to 7 p.m. with King Louie and LaRhonda Steele, Edwin Colman III, and Renato Caranto. 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 food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more at both events. The concerts are extremely popular—especially the Fourth of July celebration—so come early to save your spot. There’s free parking and no entry fee for either event. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Fourth of July in Washougal

The Port of Camas-Washougal is bringing the community to the riverside this summer with its Fourth of July Celebration and Riverside Summer Concert Series in Marina Park, which blasts off with a bang on Tuesday, July 4.

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 hosted by the local Lions Club. At 6 p.m., an evening of music begins with We Three followed by 5 Guys Named Moe. At 10 p.m., the City of Washougal will launch its wow-inducing fireworks show, which grows more spectacular every year.

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, come back to Marina Park for live music from 6 to 7 p.m. with King Louie and LaRhonda Steele, Edwin Colman III, and Renato Caranto. 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 food vendors, face painting, balloon animals, games, and more at both events. The concerts are extremely popular—especially the Fourth of July celebration—so come early to save your spot. There’s free parking and no entry fee for either event. For more details, or to learn more about the Port of Camas-Washougal, visit www.portcw.com.

Photo courtesy of the Port of Camas-Washougal. To see more cute photos of last year’s Fourth of July celebration, visit the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Facebook page.

Run to Remember

The Run to Remember 5K and 10K running and walking event will be held on Saturday, May 27, in Washougal. The Memorial Day Weekend date was chosen to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and a special Memorial Day Mile will be held before the long-distance runs. The event is a fundraiser for Northwest Battle Buddies, a local nonprofit organization that helps provide trained service dogs for returned combat veterans. Northwest Battle Buddies enables struggling veterans to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge.

The race is being held in Washougal to showcase its growing downtown area and its flat, scenic trail along the Columbia River.  After the races, there will be a party with food and drink as well as a chance to meet and thank local veterans and those now serving in the Armed Forces. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners as well as the top runners in each age group.

The start and end of the 5K and 10K races will be at Washougal’s Reflection Plaza, located at 2 Pendleton Way. The Memorial Day Mile begins at 8 a.m. and the 5- and 10K races start at 9 a.m. The cost to register is $25 to $65 for adults—depending on the race length you choose—and $15 to $35 for kids ages 16 and under. The fee includes a technical runner’s t-shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race food, drink, and festivities. For more information, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/925/#loaded. To register, go to http://regtorace.com/event/208.

Easter Egg Hunt in Downtown Washougal

Families with kids in fifth grade and younger are invited to hop over to downtown Washougal on Wednesday, April 12, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. for a an EGGstravaganza! at Reflection Plaza. Hosted by the City of Washougal and the Downtown Washougal Association, this family-friendly egg hunt event is in its second year. The event will feature an egg hunt with plastic eggs hidden among straw bales.  Eggs will be filled with treats and toys. Some lucky egg hunters will find coupons for a free plant from Washougal Hardware.

To help manage the chaos of most egg hunts, kids will enter the hunt area in small groups and will be challenged to find eggs of different colors before they exit. This method helps spread the event over the whole afternoon so families won’t miss out on any fun if they arrive after it begins. Approximately 5,000 eggs will be on hand, used to replenish the supply to keep the hunting going.

The event will also include cotton candy, photos with the Easter Bunny and other costumed characters, treats, music, and activities for youngsters. Children should be accompanied by an adult.  Volunteers are needed and can contact organizers at dwavolunteer@gmail.com. Event sponsors also include River Talk Weekly, IQ Credit Union, Washougal Hardware, and New Seasons Market.

Public Art Dedication in Washougal

Washougal just keeps getting better and more beautiful! Case in point: local residents will welcome yet another piece of public art, “Golden Back Heron,” created by Portland metal artist Tom Jackson. The Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance will host a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, near the main parking lot at Washougal City Hall, 1701 C Street.

The three-foot tall metal sculpture, which was created from recycled metals, will be placed in the city hall rain garden, which was created three years ago by the Washougal Parks Department with design help from the Clark County Watershed Stewards program. The rain garden is part of the city’s storm water management program, which has a role in protecting the wildlife at nearby Steigerwald Natural Wildlife Refuge, where herons flourish.

Proceeds from the successful WACA-sponsored Washougal Art Festival in August 2016 raised the funds for the heron. Sculptor Jackson was a participating artist at the Washougal event and “Golden Back Heron” caught the eye of WACA members. Jackson creates computer-aided designs that are cut from metal and then hand formed, shaped and colored to create each of his extremely detailed pieces. For more information about WACA and their efforts to bring public art to Washougal, visit www.washougalarts.org.

Fire in Washougal

Washougal is getting a red-hot piece of public art—“Fire,” created by the husband-and-wife artist team Jennifer Corio and Dave Frei of Cobalt Designworks. The large piece of metal work will be unveiled at a public reception at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Steamboat Landing (located off Hwy. 14 where Washougal River Road ends). The reception, which is free and open to the community, is hosted by Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance.

The metal sculpture was inspired by smoke stacks of old steam ships like those that docked at that very location at Washougal’s Steamboat Landing Park in years past. It’s also a nod to the volcanic activity that has shaped much of the landscape of the Columbia River Gorge. “Fire” was made possible through a generous donation by Washougal resident Molly Coston as a tribute to her late husband, Phil Harris, former executive director of the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, in recognition of his love of the local area’s rich history.

“Fire” is the third installment of Washougal’s four-part Elements series. “Earth” was installed in Sept. 2013 at the entrance to the pedestrian tunnel under Hwy. 14. “Wind” was installed in Beaver Park in April 2015.  The final piece, “Water,” will be set at the corner of Main St. and Pendleton Way in 2017. For more information about WACA and their efforts to bring public art to Washougal, visit www.washougalarts.org.

Above image: “Fire” as it was being constructed.

15K Superhero Relay

Grab your three best superhero friends and join the Washougal’s 15K Superhero Relay, blasting off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting in downtown Washougal and following a course along Washougal’s scenic Waterfront Trail, and then looping back to downtown. Each member of the relay team will run five kilometers—and when you’re done, you can enjoy music, German food, and local brews at Washougal’s Oktoberfest. (The Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. in Reflection Plaza on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1.)

The course will stay open until sunset at 6:30 p.m., so that runners and volunteers will not be in the dark. The fastest team will win $150 in cash, as will the team with the best superhero (or supervillain) costumes. The favorite costumes will be determined by spectator applause at the Oktoberfest, which is being held at Amnesia Brewing, 1834 Main St. in downtown Washougal.

To view the course map, click here. For complete information on this event or to register, go to www.superherorelay.com. Participants can pick up their race packets from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Bold Training, 1908 N.W. 1st Way in Battle Ground, or from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. on the day of the event in the parking lot of Pendleton Woollen Mills, 2 Pendleton Way in Washougal. Same-day registration is also welcome.

Oktoberfest in Washougal

The City of Washougal and local ‘Shoug brewers are teaming up to offer their fourth annual Oktoberfest from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. The festivities will take place at Reflection Plaza on the corner of Pendleton Way and Main Street. General admission is $3 and kids under 13 are free, and get a free hot dog, root beer, and ice cream bar. The general admission area is open to kids and teens under the age of 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entry into the Beer Garden (21 and over only, naturally) is $13 and includes a Washougal Oktoberfest beer stein plus one beer. The Beer Garden features craft brews from Amnesia Brewing, Doomsday Brewing, and 54°40′ Brewing.

Just down the street from Reflection Plaza, Amnesia Brewing’s Oktoberfest is a four-day affair, starting on Thursday, Sept. 29, and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 2. Beer will be flowing from Amnesia’s taps at special Oktoberfest prices, and Chef Alex will be smoking prime rib for his famous prime rib dip paired with German potato salad. A special Reuben sandwich will be on the menu all weekend long, with lots of corned beef and sauerkraut.

Oktoberfest at Amnesia Brewing is family-friendly until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., call up the babysitter, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy some late-night party time. Local band Molly Brown will be playing on Friday at 8:30 p.m., and The Evergreen Way will be preforming on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Last but not least, bring in any Amnesia Oktoberfest mug from a prior year, and receive $4 refills of Amnesia beer. Prost!

15K Superhero Relay

Grab your three best superhero friends and join the Washougal’s 15K Superhero Relay, blasting off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting in downtown Washougal and following a course along Washougal’s scenic Waterfront Trail, and then looping back to downtown. Each member of the relay team will run five kilometers—and when you’re done, you can enjoy music, German food, and local brews at Washougal’s Oktoberfest. (The Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. in Reflection Plaza on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1.)

The course will stay open until sunset at 6:30 p.m., so that runners and volunteers will not be in the dark. The fastest team will win $150 in cash, as will the team with the best superhero (or supervillain) costumes. The favorite costumes will be determined by spectator applause at the Washougal Oktoberfest, hosted by the City of Washougal and Amnesia Brewing, 1834 Main St. in downtown Washougal.

To view the course map, click here. For complete information on this event or to register, go to www.superherorelay.com. Participants can pick up their race packets from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at Bold Training, 1908 N.W. 1st Way in Battle Ground, or from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. on the day of the event in the parking lot of Pendleton Woollen Mills, 2 Pendleton Way in Washougal. Same-day registration is also welcome.

Oktoberfest in Washougal

The City of Washougal and local ‘Shoug brewers are teaming up to offer their fourth annual Oktoberfest from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. The festivities will take place at Reflection Plaza on the corner of Pendleton Way and Main Street. General admission is $3 and kids under 13 are free, and get a free hot dog, root beer, and ice cream bar. The general admission area is open to kids and teens under the age of 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entry into the Beer Garden (21 and over only, naturally) is $13 and includes a Washougal Oktoberfest beer stein plus one beer. The Beer Garden features craft brews from Amnesia Brewing, Doomsday Brewing, and 54°40′ Brewing.

Just down the street from Reflection Plaza, Amnesia Brewing’s Oktoberfest is a four-day affair, starting on Thursday, Sept. 29, and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 2. Beer will be flowing from Amnesia’s taps at special Oktoberfest prices, and Chef Alex will be smoking prime rib for his famous prime rib dip paired with German potato salad. A special Reuben sandwich will be on the menu all weekend long, with lots of corned beef and sauerkraut.

Oktoberfest at Amnesia Brewing is family-friendly until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., call up the babysitter, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy some late-night party time. Local band Molly Brown will be playing on Friday at 8:30 p.m., and The Evergreen Way will be preforming on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Last but not least, bring in any Amnesia Oktoberfest mug from a prior year, and receive $4 refills of Amnesia beer. Prost!

Oktoberfest at Amnesia Brewing

After working up a tremendous thirst participating in (or watching) the 15K Superhero Relay, head on over to the welcoming environs of Amnesia Brewing, centrally located on downtown Washougal’s Main Street, for the annual Oktoberfest in Washougal.

Actually, Amnesia Brewing’s Oktoberfest is a four-day affair, starting on Thursday, Sept. 29, and lasting through Sunday, Oct. 2. Beer will be flowing from Amnesia’s taps at special Oktoberfest prices, and Chef Alex will be smoking prime rib for his famous prime rib dip paired with German potato salad. A special Reuben sandwich will be on the menu all weekend long, with lots of corned beef and sauerkraut.

Oktoberfest at Amnesia Brewing is family-friendly (that is, minors need to be accompanied by an adult age 21 and over) until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., call up the babysitter, put on your dancing shoes and enjoy some late-night party time. Local band Molly Brown will be playing on Friday at 8:30 p.m., and The Evergreen Way will be preforming on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Last but not least, bring in any Amnesia Oktoberfest mug from a prior year, and receive $4 refills of Amnesia beer. Prost!

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.