The Adventures of Tom Sawyer TYA is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America, based on the classic novel. Filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs by Don Schlitz (“The Gambler”) and a book by Ken Ludwig, this musical adventure is a tale of thrilling escapes, comedy and inspiration for the whole family.

Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer TYA is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the neverending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part; whether it’s matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, and his love interest, Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage.

Performances are February 15-24, 2019 at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98661.   Tickets are on sale now at journeytheater.org or by calling 360.750.8550.  Pre-sale adult tickets are $12.  Youth and senior tickets are $10. Tickets for all performances will be $4 more at the door.  Saturday, February 16 is family day with all tickets at $10.

Public Performances

Friday, Feb 15 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb 16 – 7:00 pm

Friday, Feb 22 – 7:00 pm

Saturday, Feb 23 – 7:00 pm

Sunday, Feb 24 – 2:00 pm

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About Journey Theater Arts Group

Our mission: “Growing youth in character, confidence and creativity, in a Christ centered community.”  Throughout the Portland/Vancouver area, Journey offers dozens of classes for ages 6-18, in drama, dance, voice and more.   In addition, we produce 12 Broadway style shows in four locations during the school year, improv competitions, multiple summer camps and professional-level community theater musicals for all ages in summer.  Journey is a nonprofit educational organization, with offices located at 1400 NE 136th Ave, Suite 201, Vancouver WA, 98684.  Contact at 360.750.8550 or www.journeytheater.org.

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar is accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day Weekend! Much of the bookings for Valentine’s Day are already filled, but you may want to make a weekend out of the special holiday.

For the special time, The Hammond is offering Lobster tail. Featured in the cover photo are: roasted brown sugar winter vegetables, skillet cheddar mac + cheese, house salad with roasted tomato, green beans, sunflower seeds, vinaigrette, blue cheese, egg and crouton.

The baby gem grilled Caesar features house croutons, pickled watermelon radish, and garlic dressing. The filet steak is aged 28 days, with red wine redux, bleu crust, skillet Mac, and winter vegetables.

Located at 4857 NW Lake Road, #200, Camas, WA 98607.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-9 pm; Friday, 11:00 am-10 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10:30-10 pm; Social Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, plus Saturday + Sunday, 3-6 pm

Phone: 360-954-5620

Visit: www.TheHammondKitchenandCraftBar.com

Dining
Book your Valentine’s Day Weekend dinner at The Hammond.

Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining
Bul-Go-Gi at Hana.

For those who know and appreciate Korean food, Hana is the real deal. Hana offers Korean, teriyaki, noodles, combinations, and sides at reasonable prices. A customer favorite is the Bi Bim Bop, as well as the Bul-Go-Gi, which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried vegetables, and steamed rice. Portion sizes are generous. Located in the heart of Downtown Camas at 412 NE 4th Ave.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8:30 pm

Phone: 360-833-9111

Feast at 316 — Downtown Camas

Dining
Hush puppies at Feast at 316.

Have you tried the Hush puppies starter at Feast at 316?

Also delicious is the “Ploughmans Feast,” which has chorizo & cornflake scotch egg, frisée, grapes, caper berries, canbozola cheese, rye crouton, branson pickle, and radish.

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Camas, Washington, Feast @316 offers one of the best dining experiences in the Northwest with Fresh Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Craft Cocktails, and Signature Wines. Located in Downtown Camas at 316 NE Dallas St.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 4-9 pm; Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-7498

Visit: www.CamasFeast316.com

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining
Nuestra Mesa’s salmon entree is prepared using Ora King Salmon.

The Nuestra Mesa salmon entree is prepared using Ora King Salmon. Ora King Salmon is sustainably raised in New Zealand in the purest waters of the world, utilizing the Salmons natural habits, the Salmon is raised the closest to their wild habitat. Because of the purity of the water and the algea present, it allows the salmon to have the beautiful rich pink color that we look for when ordering a salmon. It also means that the salmon has an incredibly low mercury content allowing it to be safe for everyone to enjoy!

A few months ago, Nuestra Mesa decided to revamp their menu to focus more on farm to table, fresh ingredients from local farmers and staying true to that small business mentality. As you may have known, a few months ago we acquired a new head chef and he has been doing some incredible things for Mesa.

The result is 14 amazing new menu options, which includes three new platillos pequenos (starters), three new enseladas (salads), a new sopa (soup), one new taco, and six stunning new platillos fuertes (entrees).

We sampled the Ceviche, with wild shrimp and calamari cured in a lime tomatillo vinaigrette, derived with grilled tomatillo and tomato, pickled red onion, jalapeño, chile oil, and micro cilantro.

We also tried the Macienda Blue Corn Huraches, with rewrites, foraged mushrooms, arugula, avocado, guajillo salsa, topped with micro cilantro, and it’s served on a house made macienda blue corn cake! It’s so delicious!

And, our final sample was the Crisp Bruselas (Brussel Sprouts),which is served with chorizo, poached egg, house made chic harmonies, and topped with tajin. This is a complete change from their previous brussel sprouts recipe.

Located at 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas, Mesa offers gourmet Mexican cuisine. It’s a family friendly location.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Closed Sundays.

Phone: 360-210-5311

Visit: www.NuestraMesaCamas.com

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas

Dining
SF Mocha at Caffe Piccolo.

The SF Mocha with an almond biscotti is a nice way to spend time with a friend.

Each day, you can come try a new soup for lunch, along with one of our great espressos, lattes and speciality coffee drinks — featuring Caffe Umbria. For breakfast or brunch, we have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet her socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you. 400 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA, at the corner of Fourth & Cedar

Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Phone: 360-834-7044

Visit: www.caffe-piccolo.com

2 Rivers Bar and Grill

Dining
Valentine’s Day menu at 2 Rivers Bar and Grill.

On top of their new menu items, 2 Rivers Bar and Grill offers a delicious brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Their brunch includes French Toast Sticks, Belgian Waffles, Chicken And Waffle, Biscuits and Gravy, Monte Crisco, The Skillet Scrambler, Breakfast Hash, Brunch Salad, Brunch Flatbread, 2 Rivers Salmon Cake Benedict, and more!

New Menu items

Homemade Pretzel with beer cheese fondue — made with Gouda, Breakside Pilsner, and a little Dijon. Served all day. $8.

Baked Brie served with apple slices stuffed with dried fruit and brown sugar. Served all day. $8

Dining
Brunch at 2 Rivers Bar and Grill.

Calamari Plate — lightly fried and served with raspberry sweet chili sauce. Seasoned with salt, pepper, ancho chili, paprika. Served all day. $10

2 Rivers Chicken Sandwich — grilled chicken breast with bacon, guacamole with chipotle aioli. Served all day. $14

Fettuccine Alfredo $12, with chicken, add $4.

2 Rivers Bar and Grill is located at 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.

Phone360-210-7987

Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6

Visit: https://www.restaurantji.com/wa/washougal/2-rivers-bar-and-grill-/

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining
The Octagon, James Westfall, and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater are being released February 5 at 6 pm.

Grains of Wrath just released three cans on the same days at the same time. The big one is called the Octagon, but they also named the other two. One is James Westfall and the other is Dr. Kenneth Noisewater. You play your cards right, you just might get to meet the whole gang.

The Octagon is a double IPA canned exclusively in crawlers. James Westfall and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater are good ‘ok West Coast IPAs, and they’ll be coming out in 16 ounce cans. You can only buy them as a set, and they’ll include a T-shirt and some other surprises.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. They are located at 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

VANCOUVER, WA – Community Home Health & Hospice is hosting an open house to celebrate the grand opening of their new grief center in Salmon Creek. The open house will take place on March 6, 2019, from 4 pm – 6:30pm at the Seasons of Hope Grief Center, 3102 NE 134th Street, Vancouver. The ribbon cutting with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will take place at 4:30 pm. Attendees will enjoy refreshments hosted by Glenwood Place Senior Living, The Quarry and The Hampton Salmon Creek, games, live entertainment and prizes.

“We are excited about this project and humbled by the support we received. We could not have done this without the Clark County community,” said Greg Pang, CEO Community Home Health & Hospice. “We know there is a need for grief services in our community and we look forward to being a great community resource.”

The Seasons of Hope Grief Center offers free grief support for adults and children ages 5 and up in Clark County. For more information, contact 360.703.0300 or griefsupport@chhh.org

About Community Home Health & Hospice

Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based non-profit healthcare agency serving the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Their services include home care personal services, home health, home hospice, in-patient hospice care and bereavement services. Every day, they care for 775 patients throughout Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon. Community Home Health & Hospice’s mission is to bring peace of mind to patients and their families by providing compassionate, dignified, collaborative, and patient-focused home healthcare and hospice. They have received recognition for nine years as a HomeCare Elite top agency. For more information, visit www.chhh.org

Grief

The grounds at the grief center.

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide!

Last Thursday, Hey Jack tested several new pizza options during a special happy hour — and it was a big hit with customers! So, they are brining in their new pizzas this coming Wednesday. Stay tuned for updates here and on our social media sites.

Reservations call: 360-954-5053

Email: don@heyjackkitchen.com

Visit: www.HeyJackKitchen.com

 

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining

The Octagon, James Westfall, and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater are being released February 5 at 6 pm.

Grains of Wrath is releasing three cans on the same days at the same time. The big one is called the Octagon, but they also named the other two. One is James Westfall and the other is Dr. Kenneth Noisewater. You play your cards right, you just might get to meet the whole gang.

The Octagon is a double IPA canned exclusively in crawlers. James Westfall and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater are good ‘ok West Coast IPAs, and they’ll be coming out in 16 ounce cans. You can only buy them as a set, and they’ll include a T-shirt and some other surprises.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. They are located at 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

 

Feast at 316 — Downtown Camas

Dining

Chicken Fried Pork Belly, which is made of Panko crusted pork belly, blue cheese cream, and date compote.

Come try the Chicken Fried Pork Belly, which is made of Panko crusted pork belly, blue cheese cream, and date compote, as well as a new French Onion Soup served with a sliced baguette lightly covered in cheese.

Also delicious is the “Ploughmans Feast,” which has chorizo & cornflake scotch egg, frisée, grapes, caper berries, canbozola cheese, rye crouton, branson pickle, and radish.

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Camas, Washington, Feast @316 offers one of the best dining experiences in the Northwest with Fresh Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Craft Cocktails, and Signature Wines. Located in Downtown Camas at 316 NE Dallas St.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 4-9 pm; Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-7498

Visit: www.CamasFeast316.com

 

2 Rivers Bar & Grill — Downtown Washougal 

Dining

Brunch at 2 Rivers Bar and Grill.

On top of their new menu items, 2 Rivers Bar and Grill offers a delicious brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Their brunch includes French Toast Sticks, Belgian Waffles, Chicken And Waffle, Biscuits and Gravy, Monte Crisco, The Skillet Scrambler, Breakfast Hash, Brunch Salad, Brunch Flatbread, 2 Rivers Salmon Cake Benedict, and more!

New Menu items

Homemade Pretzel with beer cheese fondue — made with Gouda, Breakside Pilsner, and a little Dijon. Served all day. $8.

Baked Brie served with apple slices stuffed with dried fruit and brown sugar. Served all day. $8

Calamari Plate — lightly fried and served with raspberry sweet chili sauce. Seasoned with salt, pepper, ancho chili, paprika. Served all day. $10

2 Rivers Chicken Sandwich — grilled chicken breast with bacon, guacamole with chipotle aioli. Served all day. $14

Fettuccine Alfredo $12, with chicken, add $4.

2 Rivers Bar and Grill is located at 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.

Phone: 360-210-7987

Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6

Visit: https://www.restaurantji.com/wa/washougal/2-rivers-bar-and-grill-/

 

Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining

Bul-Go-Gi at Hana.

For those who know and appreciate Korean food, Hana is the real deal. Hana offers Korean, teriyaki, noodles, combinations, and sides at reasonable prices. A customer favorite is the Bi Bim Bop, as well as the Bul-Go-Gi, which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried vegetables, and steamed rice. Portion sizes are generous. Located in the heart of Downtown Camas at 412 NE 4th Ave.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8:30 pm

Phone: 360-833-9111

 

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar — Camas

Dining

Mushroom toast, fresh grilled focaccia, roasted garlic, house ricotta, mushroom ragou, pecorino cheese.

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar is showcasing their new Social Hour Menu, which happens Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 pm. We’re highlighting the Crispy Sesame Pork Strips with ginger soy aioli and sweet chili sauce.

Located at 4857 NW Lake Road, #200, Camas, WA 98607.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-9 pm; Friday, 11:00 am-10 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10:30-10 pm; Social Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, plus Saturday + Sunday, 3-6 pm.

Phone: 360-954-5620

Visit: www.TheHammondKitchenandCraftBar.com

 

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining

Pollo Asado entree made with Mary’s Chicken grilled and placed on top of rajas con crema and served with an assortment of salsas and housemade corn tortillas.

A few months ago, Nuestra Mesa decided to revamp their menu to focus more on farm to table, fresh ingredients from local farmers and staying true to that small business mentality. As you may have known, a few months ago we acquired a new head chef and he has been doing some incredible things for Mesa.

The result is 14 amazing new menu options, which includes three new platillos pequenos (starters), three new enseladas (salads), a new sopa (soup), one new taco, and six stunning new platillos fuertes (entrees).

We sampled the Ceviche, with wild shrimp and calamari cured in a lime tomatillo vinaigrette, derived with grilled tomatillo and tomato, pickled red onion, jalapeño, chile oil, and micro cilantro.

We also tried the Macienda Blue Corn Huraches, with rewrites, foraged mushrooms, arugula, avocado, guajillo salsa, topped with micro cilantro, and it’s served on a house made macienda blue corn cake! It’s so delicious!

And, our final sample was the Crisp Bruselas (Brussel Sprouts),which is served with chorizo, poached egg, house made chic harmonies, and topped with tajin. This is a complete change from their previous brussel sprouts recipe.

Located at 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas, Mesa offers gourmet Mexican cuisine. It’s a family friendly location.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Closed Sundays.

Phone: 360-210-5311

Visit: www.NuestraMesaCamas.com

 

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas

Dining

Gluten free muffins at Caffe Piccolo with apricot and blueberries. Sweetened with applesauce.

Each day, you can come try a new soup for lunch, along with one of our great espressos, lattes and speciality coffee drinks — featuring Caffe Umbria. For breakfast or brunch, we have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet her socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you. 400 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA, at the corner of Fourth & Cedar

Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Phone: 360-834-7044

Visit: www.caffe-piccolo.com

 

Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

Dining

Winter warmer pairings at Navidi’s.

We’ve got some Special Deals for the New Year! From now until Valentine’s Day, our Cayenne Chili and Limonato Fused Olive Oils and our California Koroneiki and Spanish Picual EVOOs are 50% off! Cayenne Chili is great for Latin/Caribbean and South/Southeast Asian dishes where you want a healthy kick of spice! Limonato is a green Eureka Lemon from Tunisia. Use it in recipes like salads, roast veggies, chicken, and seafood where you want a bright citrus flavor, but something a little mellower than your old fave Meyer Lemon Fused Olive Oil.

Navidi’s has a long tradition of providing the best olive oils, vinegars, speciality salts and seasonings to make your meals extraordinary. Visit us today to sample our fabulous oils and vinegars, which also make great gifts. 322 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-5921

Visit: www.navidioiols.net

Camas, WA — Alert to all chocolate lovers! Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars, which is located in Downtown Camas, is now featuring handmade chocolate truffles.

The handmade chocolate truffles are made by Blissful Wunders Chocolats, and created with all natural, preservative-free ingredients, and love, says Navidi’s. And they use only the finest ingredients, including organic butter, organic heavy cream, and 65 percent cocoa mass chocolate from Cordiliera (www.foodlinks.biz) which is a fare-trade chocolate, grown with organic practices.

The fruit purées are made using organic fruit, and the ganache is made from organic cream or organic coconut cream. All the syrups, extracts, and nuts used to make the truffles are organic, as well. These truffles are never made using corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, GMOs or refined sugar.

They’re also offered in a vegan variety for most of the truffle’s flavors. They contain organic coconut cream, Earth Balance organic coconut spread, and chocolate and fruit purées.

They also offer a diabetic friendly dark chocolate truffle that’s made with all-natural, organic ingredients and only plant-based sweeteners.

Navidi’s said the truffles are made with loving care and are individually hand wrapped, hand dipped, designed, packaged and labeled with “your enjoyment in mind.”

Blissful Wunders come in a variety of flavors, divided into three categories: Diabetic Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Contain Dairy.

Navidi’s has a long tradition of providing the best olive oils, vinegars, speciality salts and seasonings to make your meals extraordinary. Visit today at 322 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607.

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-5921

Visit: www.navidioiols.net

Truffles

Truffle lovers have a new place to visit: Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars in Downtown Camas.

 

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide!

This week, we’re featuring Feast at 316, which has a few new menu items!

On the cover is “Ploughmans Feast,” which has chorizo & cornflake scotch egg, frisée, grapes, caper berries, canbozola cheese, rye crouton, branson pickle, and radish.

They’re also offering Chicken Fried Pork Belly, which is made of Panko crusted pork belly, blue cheese cream, and date compote, as well as a new French Onion Soup served with a sliced baguette lightly covered in cheese.

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Camas, Washington, Feast @316 offers one of the best dining experiences in the Northwest with Fresh Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Craft Cocktails, and Signature Wines. Located in Downtown Camas at 316 NE Dallas St.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 4-9 pm; Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-7498

Visit: www.CamasFeast316.com

 

2 Rivers Bar & Grill — Downtown Washougal 

Dining

Brunch at 2 Rivers Bar and Grill.

On top of their new menu items, 2 Rivers Bar and Grill offers a delicious brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Their brunch includes French Toast Sticks, Belgian Waffles, Chicken And Waffle, Biscuits and Gravy, Monte Crisco, The Skillet Scrambler, Breakfast Hash, Brunch Salad, Brunch Flatbread, 2 Rivers Salmon Cake Benedict, and more!

New Menu items

Homemade Pretzel with beer cheese fondue — made with Gouda, Breakside Pilsner, and a little Dijon. Served all day. $8.

Baked Brie served with apple slices stuffed with dried fruit and brown sugar. Served all day. $8

Calamari Plate — lightly fried and served with raspberry sweet chili sauce. Seasoned with salt, pepper, ancho chili, paprika. Served all day. $10

2 Rivers Chicken Sandwich — grilled chicken breast with bacon, guacamole with chipotle aioli. Served all day. $14

Fettuccine Alfredo $12, with chicken, add $4.

2 Rivers Bar and Grill is located at 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.

Phone: 360-210-7987

Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6

Visit: https://www.restaurantji.com/wa/washougal/2-rivers-bar-and-grill-/

 

Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining

Udon Noodles with Chicken at Hana. Photo by Nest and Love Photography.

For those who know and appreciate Korean food, Hana is the real deal. Hana offers Korean, teriyaki, noodles, combinations, and sides at reasonable prices. A customer favorite is the Bi Bim Bop, as well as the Bul-Go-Gi, which is thinly sliced marinated beef, stir-fried vegetables, and steamed rice. Portion sizes are generous. Located in the heart of Downtown Camas at 412 NE 4th Ave.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-8:30 pm

Phone: 360-833-9111

 

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar — Camas

Dining

Crispy Sesame Pork Strips, with ginger soy aioli, and sweet chili sauce.

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar is showcasing their new Social Hour Menu, which happens Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 pm. We’re highlighting the Crispy Sesame Pork Strips with ginger soy aioli and sweet chili sauce.

Located at 4857 NW Lake Road, #200, Camas, WA 98607.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-9 pm; Friday, 11:00 am-10 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10:30-10 pm; Social Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, plus Saturday + Sunday, 3-6 pm.

Phone: 360-954-5620

Visit: www.TheHammondKitchenandCraftBar.com

 

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining

GOW’s German Chocolate Cake Stout.

Come to Grains of Wrath for this year’s Superbowl Party!

We will have happy hour beers during the game and double punches on Crowler Punch cards all weekend leading up to the game in addition to food specials:

  • Deviled Egg Appetizer
  • All Beef Game Day hot dogs
  • Pizza by the slice
  • Nachos & Wings

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. They are located at 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

 

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining

Our Crispy Bruselas Appetizer, made with house made chorizo, tajin spices, poached egg and micro cilantro on top.

A few months ago, Nuestra Mesa decided to revamp their menu to focus more on farm to table, fresh ingredients from local farmers and staying true to that small business mentality. As you may have known, a few months ago we acquired a new head chef and he has been doing some incredible things for Mesa.

The result is 14 amazing new menu options, which includes three new platillos pequenos (starters), three new enseladas (salads), a new sopa (soup), one new taco, and six stunning new platillos fuertes (entrees).

We sampled the Ceviche, with wild shrimp and calamari cured in a lime tomatillo vinaigrette, derived with grilled tomatillo and tomato, pickled red onion, jalapeño, chile oil, and micro cilantro.

We also tried the Macienda Blue Corn Huraches, with rewrites, foraged mushrooms, arugula, avocado, guajillo salsa, topped with micro cilantro, and it’s served on a house made macienda blue corn cake! It’s so delicious!

And, our final sample was the Crisp Bruselas (Brussel Sprouts),which is served with chorizo, poached egg, house made chic harmonies, and topped with tajin. This is a complete change from their previous brussel sprouts recipe.

Located at 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas, Mesa offers gourmet Mexican cuisine. It’s a family friendly location.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Closed Sundays.

Phone: 360-210-5311

Visit: www.NuestraMesaCamas.com

 

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas

Dining

Brewing coffee at Caffe Piccolo.

Each day, you can come try a new soup for lunch, along with one of our great espressos, lattes and speciality coffee drinks — featuring Caffe Umbria. For breakfast or brunch, we have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet her socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you. 400 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA, at the corner of Fourth & Cedar

Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Phone: 360-834-7044

Visit: www.caffe-piccolo.com

 

Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

Dining

Winter warmer pairings at Navidi’s.

 

We’ve got some Special Deals for the New Year! From now until Valentine’s Day, our Cayenne Chili and Limonato Fused Olive Oils and our California Koroneiki and Spanish Picual EVOOs are 50% off! Cayenne Chili is great for Latin/Caribbean and South/Southeast Asian dishes where you want a healthy kick of spice! Limonato is a green Eureka Lemon from Tunisia. Use it in recipes like salads, roast veggies, chicken, and seafood where you want a bright citrus flavor, but something a little mellower than your old fave Meyer Lemon Fused Olive Oil.

Navidi’s has a long tradition of providing the best olive oils, vinegars, speciality salts and seasonings to make your meals extraordinary. Visit us today to sample our fabulous oils and vinegars, which also make great gifts. 322 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-5921

Visit: www.navidioiols.net

 

Hey Jack, — Downtown Camas

Hey Jack regularly changes their menu, but the next week is going to bring BIG menu changes, with new winter hours.

Have you heard? Hey Jack, has a kid’s menu.

There will be much more to offer, but we will always stay true to our scratch kitchen.

Stay tuned!

Reservations call: 360-954-5053

Email: don@heyjackkitchen.com

Visit: www.HeyJackKitchen.com

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Hey Jack has new things coming!

 

 

 

 

 

Washougal, WA — Hathaway Elementary students took steps to understand healthy living at the Sodexo Student Well-Being Fair held Tuesday, January 22.

“The purpose of the event was to promote good nutrition, get the students to stop and think about the path that food takes from the field to the table, and to have FUN along the way,” said Mark Jasper, Sodexo Nutrition Services Director at Washougal School District.  “This was an interactive wellness fair concept, which fully supports our mission of inspiring lifelong healthy habits in the children we serve.”

The all-day event featured grade level groups spending an hour moving through four presentations targeted at expanding their knowledge of various aspects of a healthy life and well-being.  Topics covered were related to Nutrition, Achievement, Environment, Community and Activity. “Each station presented meaningful information that captivated the students,” said Jasper. “And, as an added bonus, as the students left the event, they were given a bag to remind them of what they learned.”

“I was happy to bring this event back this year for all of our students,” said Hathaway Principal Sarika Mosley. It was so engaging for students and Mark Jasper is so organized in bringing in his presenters. I had a second grader tell me afterwards that coconuts have juice in them! Watching our students create balanced meal plans for breakfast, lunch and dinner is important for their long-term health and well-being.”

Assisting in the event by leading presentations were Shelby Stanford, Dietitian Intern; Stacie Reiter, Sodexo’s Regional RD; Ellen Ives, Educator for Sustainability and Waste Reduction from Waste Connections; and Laycee Hyde, Sodexo Operations Manager form Forest Grove SD and Rochelle Mellendorf, Sodexo Area Marketing Manager.

“The students enjoyed the fair and came away with some useful new knowledge about wellness and healthy habits,” Jasper said.

Washougal

Teaching students.

This week, we feature Portland’s Farm Spirit. Modernist plant-based restaurant Farm Spirit is now open for dinner at the new 1403 SE Belmont Street location with owner Aaron Adams as head chef. The set multi-course menu features vegetable cookery of the Cascadia region, all sourced from within 105 miles of the restaurant.

While Farm Spirit is often categorized as vegan fine dining, Adams insists that the restaurant not to be taken too seriously. No preaching, no pretension here. Only eclectic and inventive vegan cuisine now served in a full-sized, 30-seat restaurant, expanded from the former 14-seat chef counter.

“Coming back as chef, I put a lot of my personality in the space. My cuisine style and mission are still firmly intact – I just want to connect people to this incredible region in a way that they may not have experienced before, whether they are vegan or not,” says Adams. Case in point: a life-sized framed photograph of Adams’ dog, Dash, bedecked in a bow tie, greets visitors to the bathroom.

Farm Spirit gained recognition after its opening in 2015 by playing with the expected norms of modernist dining, sometimes coloring in the lines, sometimes scribbling over them. In the new space, servers begin the meal with table-side snacks served from a gueridon, reminding guests they are always welcome to lick their plates. “Butter” for bread may be served in a small the cover of a small cloche terrarium, with smoke released once the cover is lifted. A course of squash fritters may be served in child-size cast iron frying pans. Guests enjoy the strums of folksy acoustic guitar music during one part of the meal, a ‘60s Motown hit the next.

Adams constantly tinkers with the ever-changing menu according to the produce sourced from local farms and farmer’s markets. Once ingredients are brought in-house, Adams and his team experiment with textures and flavors with the help of the new freeze drier, pasta extruder, centrifuge, dehydrators, and temperature-controlled fermentation cabinets. The opening winter menu includes:

Wild rice sourdough bread
First press rapeseed spread

Snacks (served tableside)
Carrot jerky
Winter roll with borage butter
Seeded cracker, cultured filbert, smoked beet
Kale chips, ferments
Nixtamalized barley, abalone mushroom, green tomato preserve

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Carrot Jerky. Nikki Unger-Fink

Courses
Potato Salad – roast fingerlings, mustards, onion cream
Brussels – wilted leaves, winter squash and filbert dressing, black garlic, pepitas, fermented sunflower
Ravioli – mushrooms, roast carrot and parsley root, nourishing broth, bay laurel oil
Celeriac – grilled over charcoal with huckleberry glaze, char sauce, savoy, vegetable cream
Malted Potato – puree, salted ice cream, black Oregon truffles

Dessert
Apple – roast apple and apple cake, frozen vanilla yogurt mousse, chamomile “honey”
Tea Snacks – bon bon, cookie, candy

The 1,000-square-foot restaurant’s aesthetic honors the Cascadia region with an “outside-in” décor and design elements from local craftspeople. The fog-colored walls serve as a tranquil backdrop for the hanging natural artifacts by Metal and Moss. The custom bar, tabletops, and wood paneling are all fashioned from white oak from Neu Wave. Hand-made ceramic dinnerware is from Kelly Pottery and Alexandria Cummings.

Farm Spirit is open Wednesday to Saturday, with dining room seating starting at 5:30 p.m. and chef’s counter seating at 7 pm. Dinner service includes 6 or more courses, plus snacks and surprises for $89. The Chef’s Counter Cascadian Tasting Menu experience is $109 and features several additional courses for the more adventurous diner. Dinners are reserved and pre-paid online exclusively via TOCK. Farm Spirit is a gratuity-free restaurant.

About Farm Spirit
Located in Portland, OR, Farm Spirit serves plant-based, locally-sourced modernist cuisine from the Cascadia region. Farm Spirit has been named “Best Farm to Table Restaurant” by Travel + Leisure, and one of Tasting Table’s “8 Best Vegan Restaurants in America.” Find Farm Spirit on Facebook.com/FarmSpirit, and @FarmSpirit on Instagram.

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Aaron in the kitchen. Photo by Nikki Unger-Fink.

 

 

 

 

 

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar

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Mushroom toast, fresh grilled focaccia, roasted garlic, house ricotta, mushroom ragou, pecorino cheese.

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar is showcasing their new Social Hour Menu, which happens Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 pm. We’re highlighting the Crispy Sesame Pork Strips with ginger soy aioli and sweet chili sauce.

Located at 4857 NW Lake Road, #200, Camas, WA 98607.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 am-9 pm; Friday, 11:00 am-10 pm; Saturday, 10:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10:30-10 pm; Social Hour, Monday-Friday 3-6 pm, plus Saturday + Sunday, 3-6 pm.

Phone: 360-954-5620

Visit: www.TheHammondKitchenandCraftBar.com

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining

A Tale as Old as Time: Tequila, juiced jicama, lime juice, lavender syrup, jamaica hibisuc bitters, burnt aromatics, topped with an organic rose petal

A few months ago, Nuestra Mesa decided to revamp their menu to focus more on farm to table, fresh ingredients from local farmers and staying true to that small business mentality. As you may have known, a few months ago we acquired a new head chef and he has been doing some incredible things for Mesa.

The result is 14 amazing new menu options, which includes three new platillos pequenos (starters), three new enseladas (salads), a new sopa (soup), one new taco, and six stunning new platillos fuertes (entrees).

We sampled the Ceviche, with wild shrimp and calamari cured in a lime tomatillo vinaigrette, derived with grilled tomatillo and tomato, pickled red onion, jalapeño, chile oil, and micro cilantro.

We also tried the Macienda Blue Corn Huraches, with rewrites, foraged mushrooms, arugula, avocado, guajillo salsa, topped with micro cilantro, and it’s served on a house made macienda blue corn cake! It’s so delicious!

And, our final sample was the Crisp Bruselas (Brussel Sprouts),which is served with chorizo, poached egg, house made chic harmonies, and topped with tajin. This is a complete change from their previous brussel sprouts recipe.

Located at 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas, Mesa offers gourmet Mexican cuisine. It’s a family friendly location.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Closed Sundays.

Phone: 360-210-5311

Visit: www.NuestraMesaCamas.com

Feast @316 — Downtown Camas

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Fine wines at Feast @316.

Celebrate your special occasion with their finest selection of wines!

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Camas, Washington, Feast @316 offers one of the best dining experiences in the Northwest with Fresh Seafood, Certified Angus Beef, Craft Cocktails, and Signature Wines. Located in Downtown Camas at 316 NE Dallas St.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9 pm; Friday + Saturday, 11:30 am-10 pm; Sunday, 4-9 pm; Happy Hour, Monday-Friday 3-5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-7498

Visit: www.CamasFeast316.com

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas

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Gourmet oatmeal at Caffe Piccolo.

Caffe Piccolo offers three flavors of gourmet oatmeal, by Straw Propellers G0urmet Foods. It’s a great complement to your morning beverage.
Each day, you can come try a new soup for lunch, along with one of our great espressos, lattes and speciality coffee drinks — featuring Caffe Umbria. For breakfast or brunch, we have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet her socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you. 400 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Camas, WA, at the corner of Fourth & Cedar

Hours: Open Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 9 am – 3 pm

Phone: 360-834-7044

Visit: www.caffe-piccolo.com

Hey Jack, — Downtown Camas

Dining

Hey Jack has new things coming!

Hey Jack regularly changes their menu, but the next week is going to bring BIG menu changes, with new winter hours.

Have you heard? Hey Jack, has a kid’s menu.

There will be much more to offer, but we will always stay true to our scratch kitchen.

Stay tuned!

Reservations call: 360-954-5053

Email: don@heyjackkitchen.com

Visit: www.HeyJackKitchen.com

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining

GOW’s German Chocolate Cake Stout.

Come to Grains of Wrath for this year’s Superbowl Party!

We will have happy hour beers during the game and double punches on Crowler Punch cards all weekend leading up to the game in addition to food specials:

Deviled Egg Appetizer

All Beef Game Day hot dogs

Pizza by the slice

Nachos & Wings

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. They are located at 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

2 Rivers Bar and Grill — Downtown Washougal

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Calamari Plate

Homemade Pretzel with beer cheese fondue — made with Gouda, Breakside Pilsner, and a little Dijon. Served all day. $8.

Baked Brie served with apple slices stuffed with dried fruit and brown sugar. Served all day. $8

Calamari Plate — lightly fried and served with raspberry sweet chili sauce. Seasoned with salt, pepper, ancho chili, paprika. Served all day. $10

2 Rivers Chicken Sandwich — gilled chicken breast with bacon, guacamole with chipotle aioli. Served all day. $14

Fettuccine Alfredo $12, with chicken, add $4.

2 Rivers Bar and Grill is located at 1700 Main Street, Suite 110, Washougal, WA 98671.

Phone: 360-210-7987

Hours: 11-9 Monday-Thursday; 11-midnight Friday and Saturday; Sundays: 11-6

Visit: https://www.restaurantji.com/wa/washougal/2-rivers-bar-and-grill-/

Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

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Winter warmer pairings at Navidi’s.

We’ve got some Special Deals for the New Year! From now until Valentine’s Day, our Cayenne Chili and Limonato Fused Olive Oils and our California Koroneiki and Spanish Picual EVOOs are 50% off! Cayenne Chili is great for Latin/Caribbean and South/Southeast Asian dishes where you want a healthy kick of spice! Limonato is a green Eureka Lemon from Tunisia. Use it in recipes like salads, roast veggies, chicken, and seafood where you want a bright citrus flavor, but something a little mellower than your old fave Meyer Lemon Fused Olive Oil.

Navidi’s has a long tradition of providing the best olive oils, vinegars, speciality salts and seasonings to make your meals extraordinary. Visit us today to sample our fabulous oils and vinegars, which also make great gifts. 322 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 5 pm.

Phone: 360-210-5921

Visit: www.navidioiols.net

The Camas Public Library has some fun upcoming events!

TEEN OVERNIGHT MOVIE LOCK-IN!

Teens, spend the night in the library! Vote for and watch movies all night long. More information and permission slip. Deadline for turning in the permission slip is Tuesday, January 29th.

We are still looking for adult chaperones! Email emiles@cityofcamas.us if you are interested and want more information.

BOOK TO ART, JR.

A new book group for students in grades 6-8 and their adult. Pick up your free copy of the book at the Library. Read the book, make some art, meet at the Library to discuss both, and then you get to keep the book for free!

We will be discussing The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett on Thursday, February 28th at 6:30pm. Sign up required, and space is limited.

Call the Library at 360.834.4692 to sign up.

NEEDLE FELTED BIRDS

A workshop for teens and adults. Led by visual artist LeBrie Rich. Supplies provided; sign-up required. Saturday, January 26th at 1:00 

 

OREO COOKIE CHALLENGE

Can you guess the flavor? For 6th through 12th grade. Friday, February 15th at 4pm.

MAKE ME!

A fun drop-in craft opportunity for teens! Every month we will make something different. Middle and High School students welcome. Tuesday, March 27th 4-5:30pm.

 

TEEN ZINE CLUB

Are you the creative type? Come to our Teen Zine Club! Work alone or in groups on zines, comics, artist books, or other paper projects. The first Wednesday of every month 4-5:30pm. For 6th-12th grades.

CROCHET CLUB

All ages and skill welcome! Instruction and yarn provided, and loaner hooks available. Thursdays at 3:30-5pm. Led by Laurinda Reddig from ReCrochetions.

 

ALL AGES BOOK SWAP

Trade your used books with others, and take home as many as you bring. Saturday, February 23rd at 3-5pm. Come any time!

 

JAPANESE ANIME AND CULTURE

Teens! Take a look at Japanese anime and learn the connections it has to modern Japanese culture. Come if you love anime or want to learn about Japan! Japanese snacks provided. Tuesday, March 5th at 4:30pm.

Presented by Camas High School Senior Megan Shellman.

 

Camas, WA — Chocolate treats, fun themed activities, art shows, crafts, games,  prizes, and more will all be a part of this 12th annual “A Chocolate Affair to Remember” First Friday event in Downtown Camas on February 1.

Downtown businesses will be serving and selling chocolate goodies and other romantic gifts with wine tastings and specials at select locations, as well. The event, from 5-8pm, is hosted by the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) and downtown merchants.

In addition to the fun that is traditionally had at this First Friday event, this year there will also be a celebration of the First Anniversary of the First Friday Wedding of Nick & Tami Calais. The wedding was held on February First Friday 2018 in Downtown Camas and was themed “A Wedding Affair to Remember.” The community was invited and it was a strong example of people supporting each other, loving our town and coming together in community.

The evening’s activities include:

  • Guess the candy jar amounts in each participating location and be entered to win the candy and other great Valentine’s themed prizes!
  • Find “Nick & Tami” and get your picture taken with them and be entered to win a romance prize basket.
  • Art receptions with refreshments and live music: Attic Gallery; featuring Camas artist Mike Smith and a jewelry trunk show with Leslie McMillan who will be showcasing hearts in silver leaf and contrasting metals for Valentine’s Day; Camas Gallery featuring painter Gary Watson and complimentary sangria and champagne; and Second Story Gallery upstairs at the Camas library featuring 24 artists in the show “From the Heart”.
  • FREE ballroom dance lessons with certified ballroom dance instructor Daniel Martinez in Lisa Le Properties, 418 NE 4th.
  • Kid’s Valentine’s crafts and games at the DCA tables in Journey
  • Take the Candy Bar Challenge. Guess the candy bar types and win one
  • FREE hair glitter strands & sparkles at The Wild Hair, 418 NE Cedar
  • Kissing Themed Photo Booth at The Artful Attic, 217 NE 3rd, as well as FREE Valentine grab bags with every purchase
  • FREE chair massages by Therapeutic Associates-Camas at Arktana Shoes, 415 NE 4th
  • Special Sales and chocolate treats throughout downtown shops and restaurants
  • Earn tickets to win for every $10 you spend in downtown!

“We’re of course excited to taste delicious chocolate around town,” says Carrie Schulstad, Executive Director for the DCA, “but also be able to wish a Happy 1st Anniversary to the darling wedding couple Nick & Tami Calais from the February First Friday wedding last year! They still come to every First Friday and this time they’re bringing all their friends to join in again! We’ll have some new games and activities as well as the beloved candy guessing game in the businesses and truly spectacular art shows in the galleries. Come enjoy with us in Downtown Camas!”

Passport & Activity lists are available at the DCA tables in Journey.

First Fridays are Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping themed family friendly events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to support downtown and develop community. For more information, visit https://downtowncamas.com/event/chocolate-affair-remember or the Downtown Camas First Friday Facebook page