A dual show in May brings two artists to Second Story Gallery to present “Big Skies and Small Wonders.”  Mary Chant paints landscapes with clouds dominating the horizon lines.  Marilyn Slaby has taught herself to shape blossoms from polymer clay, then paint them to equal anything found in nature.

The two artists, strangers until this show, share a love of the natural world and both say they draw from it for their inspiration.  Painter Chant calls her Big Sky series “a joyful exercise in searching for an earthbound way to interpret the ethereal.”

Sculptor Slaby says she began her flower creations using sugar but learned they were too fragile for permanent exhibition.  She has discovered polymers of several types to sculpt petal by petal, leaf by leaf.  She says it’s “fiddly” work and time consuming, but the results are amazingly lifelike arrangements of lilies, roses, peonies, even daffodils.

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Mary Chant paints landscapes with clouds dominating the horizon lines.

This breath of spring will arrive at Second Story Gallery May 3, part of the Downtown Camas First Friday activities from 5 to 8 p.m.  Both artists will be on hand to meet patrons and explain their techniques.  The public reception will also feature music by Rob Lewis.  “Big Skies and Small Wonders” will remain on display through May 25 during regular library hours.

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“Big Skies and Small Wonders” May 3 through May 25, Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library.  This dual show features expansive landscapes that form a background for three-dimensional floral stems made of polymer clay.  Mary Chant is the painter of clouds piling up on her horizons; Marilyn Slaby is the sculptor of lifelike blooms.  Free and open to the public, the reception on First Friday will include live music by Rob Lewis.  The exhibit will be on display through May 25 during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  Inside the Camas Public Library,625 NE 4th Ave., Camas.  360-834-4532 www.secondstorygallery.net

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week, our cover story is Alex Smokehouse, which is located in downtown Washougal.

Sharing space with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales in downtown Washougal, Alex Smokehouse specializes in smoked meats — wings, ribs, brisket, as well as salmon.

“We’re very proud of what we do here,” says owner, Alex Ramirez. “We love preparing the smoked meats and salmon. The menu is diverse because we listen to our customers and serve what they like. Every weekend I put out a special, and if they become really popular we put them on the menu.”

“They come here for the smoked meats — the wings, ribs, brisket, and salmon is very popular. These are very heavy meals, and I’ve worked trying to find balance to have something for everyone, so I came up with the salads.”

Alex Smokehouse offers eight salads, which can be enhanced with smoked chicken or salmon. People love them! Their sandwiches include pulled pork, smoked chicken, pulled beef brisket, and smoked turkey — that come with your side choice of cornbread, kettle chips, roasted potatoes, slaw, seasonal veggies or mashed potatoes.

Starters include smoked hot wings, ceviche, guacamole and chips, bar snacks, empanadas, smoked house nachos, pizza, sliders, truffle mac, and chipotle chicken Mac. And, they have have daily specials.

“My background is I started cooking in 1997 in NW Portland at Sammy’s Restaurant and Bar, then I moved to Milo City Café at Broadway and I worked there for about seven years,” said Ramirez. “Then, I found my passion with cooking and smoking, and moved to Clay’s Smokehouse, where I was the head chef for eight years, then I decided to work in fine dining at Oyster Bar and Grill on Alberta. Then I moved to Por que No, which is a taqueria in Portland at 48 and Hawthorne and worked there for two years.”

Eventually, he ventured on his own, started with two food carts in Portland, moved from Portland to Washougal and decided he could rent the space where he’s at today. Alex Smokehouse was born in 2014. Stop by and see what they’re all about.

Location: 1834 Main Street, Washougal, WA 98671

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 am – 9 pm; Sunday 11 am – 8 pm.

Phone: 360.335.1008

Visit: www.Alexsmokehouse.com

Dining
Smoked Brisket

Los Potrillos — Camas

Dining
Tacos al Carbon at Los Potrillos.

We welcome Los Potrillos Family Mexican Restaurant & Bar to our guide! They’re a favorite destination for families and lovers of quality Mexican cuisine. We’re featuring this week their Tacos al Carbon plate with skirt steak flame broiled — sliced and folded into soft corn tortillas with special sauce, onion and fresh cilantro. Served with rice and beans, and their yummy chips and house made salsa.

Location: 1735 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 101, Camas, WA 98607

Hours: Sunday-Monday 11am-10pm; Tuesday-Saturday 11am-11pm

Phone: 360.838.2431

Visit: www.LosPotrillosWeb.com

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar — Camas

Dining
New Brunch plates at The Hammond.

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar just released some fantastic new Brunch plates, which include:

  • Chicken + Waffle: Made with buttermilk, served with fried chicken, rosemary butter, and maple syrup.
  • Salmon Omelet: A rich meal served with house smoked salmon, brie, crispy potatoes and hollandaise.
  • Healthy Breakfast Bowl: Crispy potatoes, spinach, kale, tomato, onion, bell pepper, scrambled egg whites, mozzarella, pico, and avocado.
  • Yam Cake Eggs Benedict: Grated yams, quinoa, vegan cheese, herbs, spinach, English muffin, hollandaise, soft poached egg.

Location: 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

Feast @316 — Downtown Camas

Dining
Seared Salmon, couscous salad and asparagus with crawfish vebute.

For this week, Feast @316 is offering some specials this week, including the Seared Salmon, served with couscous salad, asparagus, and crawfish vebute.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at Feast@316, which is 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. 

Location: 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

Dining

Caffe Piccolo is now offering the Caffe Umbria Nitro Cold Brew! Made with Caffe Umbria’s Gusto Crema Blend and filtered water, this premium cold brew has the classic notes of caramel and milk chocolate with subtle fruit and brightness. Best served cold.

For breakfast or brunch, they have delicious breakfast sandwiches and panini’s. Come to relax, unwind, or open your laptop and have a remote office. People love to meet here socially or for casual business meetings. We’d love to see you. 

Location: 400 NE 4th 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

A Beer At A Time — Downtown Camas

Dining
The Fuego Margarita is made from scratch with our house infused tequila.

The Fuego Margarita is made from scratch with our house infused tequila — Fresh pineapple, strawberry and Serrano peppers. This delicious drink packs a nice punch and flavor!  

Live music by Wayne Havrelly April 27th and The Funky Fox Band April 27th, 7 pm-10 pm both nights. We are family friendly and there is no cover!

A Beer At A Time has 51 beers on tap plus 4 wines and 5 hard ciders. And now serving Spirts.

Location: 216 NE 3rd Ave, Camas WA 98607

Phone: 360.835.5200

Hours: Sunday-Monday 11:30 – 9:00; Tuesday thru Thursday 11:30 – 10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 11:30

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining
Strawberry Basil Margarita.

Come enjoy a taco made with homemade blue corn tortillas, and order a Strawberry Basil Margarita! Mesa has a great menu for lunch or dinner!

You can now make dining reservations online through our website nuestramesacamas.com as well as through open table! As always, walk ins are welcome. Join us this weekend for amazing tacos and don’t forget to make a reservation to guarantee a table!

Location: 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas

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

Natalia’s Cafe — Downtown Camas

Dining
Easter Sunday Lamburger patty with bacon on a bed of wilted spinach. It’s smothered with grilled onion and mushrooms, covered in mint dijon sauce, and topped with an egg!

For Easter Sunday, Natalia’s Cafe is serving a Lamburger Parry with bacon on a bed of wilted spinach. It’s smothered with grilled onion and mushrooms, covered in mint dion sauce, and topped with an egg.

Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place for an all-American dining experience!

One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.

Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!

Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-844-5968

Two Rivers Bar & Grill — Downtown WashoUgal

Dining
Loaded Fries

2 Rivers Bar and Grill has released a fantastic new Spring menu! See what new plates they have to offer for a unique dining experience!

  • Loaded Fries: Added beer cheese and BBQ sauce.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: With homemade cocktail sauce.
  • Seared Ahi Salad: Sesame crusted ahi tuna with cucumber, mango and tomato on a bed of mixed greens with wasabi vinaigrette. 
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad: Candied walnuts, chopped bacon, onions, strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, and tomatoes on a bed of spinach with raspberry vinaigrette.

New Burgers

  • Farmer’s Burger: Egg, bacon, ham, with cheddar cheese on a beef patty.
  • Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger: Teriyaki, pineapple, ham, and guacamole on a beef patty.
  • Serrano Steak Wrap: Grilled steak, sriracha aioli, with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and mixed greens wrapped in a tortilla.

Location: 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
NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA.

Closed Easter Sunday! See the NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA. When two breweries can’t decide whether to collaborate on a hazy IPA or a clear IPA, there’s only one solution. Brew both. Grains of Wrath and Trap Door Brewing are excited to team up with ZZoom Media to offer two collaboration IPAs following a very similar recipe in the grains and hops. This release features a unique pair of newspaper-wrapped cans – grab both the TD and GOW can to get the full story. One hazy. One clear.

Also come see what’s happening for lunch or dinner. Grains of Wrath has some great dining options.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. 

Location: 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining
Bul-Go-Gi at Hana. Photo by Nest and Love Food Photography.

Hana Korean wants to get the word out that they’re expanding their catering service. Have an event or company meeting? Call Hana and they’ll take special care of you. Or just come in and have a special dining experience.

“We cook our food with a lot of love,” said Eric Park, owner of Hana Korean. 

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. 

Location: 412 NE 4th Ave. Downtown Camas

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

Phone:360-833-9111

Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

Dining
Navidi’s Citrus Bowl.

Navidi’s version of The Citrus Bowl contains Greek yogurt and a supreme assortment of pink grapefruit, mandarins, and navel and blood oranges. It’s topped off with a generous serving of our Key Lime White Balsamic.

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. 

Location: 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

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week we feature Hello Waffle Cart, which serves sweet and savory waffles at a drive-thru in Camas, and is a favorite at Farmer’s Markets and events throughout the area.

Waffle plates are growing in popularity and new options are being created to tempt your taste buds. Like the Caprese Waffle, in the cover photo. It’s a savory waffle with fresh mozzarella, pesto aioli, tomato, arugula, balsamic drippings, and makes for a fantastic meal!

“We have turkey sandwiches and people are impressed,” says co-owner, Linda Cameron, who purchased Hello Waffle last October with her husband, Will. “We cook the savory ones with bacon. Most product we have is 100 percent fresh, and the other things like bacon are pre-cooked.”

Hello Waffle recently introduced a ham and cheese waffle, which are both cooked inside the waffle and served with a side of tomato soup. They also just added a chicken waffle. Delicious!

On Saturday, their busiest day of the week, they run two drive-thru’s so you can get your waffle pretty quickly, and if you add a drink it’s just a 5-7 minute wait. You can order up to five waffles at the same time.

And you have 11 waffle plates from which to choose. Their best sellers are the fresh fruit (strawberry), Nutella banana and on savory side, the turkey sandwich and caprese. They also offer gluten free.

It’s all made from scratch.

They are currently at Vancouver Farmer’s Market, and will be back at Camas Farmer’s Market soon. They do school events, and will be at Prune Hill Elementary School, the Ilahee Elementary School carnival, at Grass Valley Elementary, and also at Shahala Middle School on May 15.

“I’ve been in the business for almost 30 years working in restaurants and I always wanted to open a restaurant,” said Cameron. “We got it going. I love food. I love serving customers. When customers see the final product they’re amazed. People get excited to see what we make.”

Hours: Open 7 days from 7 am – 2 pm.

Location: 3151 NE 2nd Avenue (next to Round Table Pizza), Camas, WA 98607


A Beer At a Time — Downtown Camas

Dining
Wings at A Beer at a Time!

Our wings are definitely a crowd favorite! They are made in our air fryers and you can choose any sauce you want or break up a dozen and try two different flavors. Never greasy, always hot and crispy!

Live music by Tony Smiley April 19th and Faisal & Mitch April 20th, 7 pm-10 pm both nights. We are family friendly and there is no cover charge. Come have some wings and enjoy some great tunes!

A Beer At A Time has 51 BEERS ON TAP + 4 WINES/5 HARD CIDERS. And now serving Spirts.

Location: 216 NE 3rd Ave, Camas WA 98607

Phone: 360.835.5200

Hours: Sunday-Monday 11:30 – 9:00; Tuesday thru Thursday 11:30 – 10:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30 – 11:30

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown CAMAS

Dining
Savory rolls!

Come try our new savory rolls, which are available in three flavors: Garden, Pesto Tomato, and Pine Nut Spinach!

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. 

Location: 400 NE 4th 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

Natalia’s Cafe — Downtown Camas

Dining
Eggs Florentine with hash browns.

Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place for an all-American dining experience!

One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.

Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!

Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-844-5968

The Hammond Kitchen & Craft Bar — Camas

Dining
King Salmon.

The Hammond recently released a lighter Spring menu, filled with rich color and flavor, which includes the following:

  • The Fresh King Salmon Filet: Wood grilled with tri citrus dill butter, five grain blend, and seared Brussel sprouts.
  • Two New Pizzas: Spring Vegetables with EVOO, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and gruyere cheese. And, Prosciutto with EVOO, spinach, chevre, mozzarella, Parmesan, shallot gastrique.
  • Mary’s Roasted Chicken Half: With Peruvian marinade, pan sauce, mashed potatoes, spring asparagus.
  • Seared Brussel Sprouts: With olive oil, white balsamic reduction, lemon aioli, spicy mama lil’s peppers, and roasted almonds.
  • Greek Lamb Kabobs: With aegean marinade, wood grilled, bell pepper, onion, tabouli salad, tzatziki sauce.
  • Sesame Ginger Chicken: Rotisserie chicken, mint, cilantro, yakisoba noodles, seasonal veggies, toasted almond, wonton crisps, orange, sesame, ginger dressing.
  • Key Lime Pie: With graham/walnut crust, and lime whipped cream.
  • Rocky Road Pot Au Creme: With marshmallows, salted almonds, and whipped cream.
Dining
Spring vegetables pizza with EVOO.

Location: 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
Strawberry Basil Margarita.

Come enjoy a taco made with homemade blue corn tortillas, and order a Strawberry Basil Margarita! Mesa has a great menu for lunch or dinner!

You can now make dining reservations online through our website nuestramesacamas.com as well as through open table! As always, walk ins are welcome. Join us this weekend for amazing tacos and don’t forget to make a reservation to guarantee a table!

Location: 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas

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

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining
NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA.

Grains of Wrath will be closed on Easter Sunday and as a result they are doing beer specials Friday and Saturday. 20% off all cans, Crowlers and Growlers!

Also, see the NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA. When two breweries can’t decide whether to collaborate on a hazy IPA or a clear IPA, there’s only one solution. Brew both. Grains of Wrath and Trap Door Brewing are excited to team up with ZZoom Media to offer two collaboration IPAs following a very similar recipe in the grains and hops. This release features a unique pair of newspaper-wrapped cans – grab both the TD and GOW can to get the full story. One hazy. One clear. Tip a few with us on April 6th at either brewery and pick up a 4-pack of the limited cans.

Also come see what’s happening for lunch or dinner. Grains of Wrath has some great dining options.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays. 

Location: 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

2 Rivers Bar and Grill — Downtown Washougal

Dining
Baby back ribs.

2 Rivers Bar and Grill has released a fantastic new Spring menu! See what new plates they have to offer for a unique dining experience!

  • Loaded Fries: Added beer cheese and BBQ sauce.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: With homemade cocktail sauce.
  • Seared Ahi Salad: Sesame crusted ahi tuna with cucumber, mango and tomato on a bed of mixed greens with wasabi vinaigrette. 
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad: Candied walnuts, chopped bacon, onions, strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, and tomatoes on a bed of spinach with raspberry vinaigrette.

New Burgers

  • Farmer’s Burger: Egg, bacon, ham, with cheddar cheese on a beef patty.
  • Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger: Teriyaki, pineapple, ham, and guacamole on a beef patty.
  • Serrano Steak Wrap: Grilled steak, sriracha aioli, with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and mixed greens wrapped in a tortilla.

Location: 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-/

Feast @316 — Downtown Camas

Dining
All types of whiskey at Feast at 316.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at Feast! 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. 

Location: 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

Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining
Bul-Go-Gi at Hana. Photo by Nest and Love Food Photography.

Hana Korean wants to get the word out that they’re expanding their catering service. Have an event or company meeting? Call Hana and they’ll take special care of you. Or just come in and have a special dining experience.

“We cook our food with a lot of love,” said Eric Park, owner of Hana Korean. 

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. 

Location: 412 NE 4th Ave. Downtown Camas

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

Phone: 360-833-9111

Washougal, WA — The former Heller’s, long a staple of Washougal, is now Washougal Times.

The new owner, Ben Jackson, took ownership on January 2, and he and his team have spent considerable time and money renovating the space.

Their grand opening is this weekend, April 12-14. Friday and Saturday nights will be filled live music, by Train River Blue Grass, which is a 4-piece band from 7:30-10 pm. They’ll have a customized menu for a large volume of people with over a dozen choices.

“We’re an ode to the community and the history of the community,” said Jackson. “After spending time in the 2 Rivers Heritage Museum we have gone back to 1890 to 50 years ago, and we’re showing the rich history. We’ve had a lot of people come in and identify people — there’s my mom and there’s my dad, and they’ve given me more photos of the history.”

“There is plenty of room on the walls for more times to come. The business is about something for everyone in the community. Something for kids, for families. Heller’s legacy is strong. Their 40-plus years of business they did was something else. Also, trying to make sure we offer up new things, but maintain some of that old feel of what Heller’s was because it was great. That’s why we do Prime Rib on Friday’s and Saturday’s, that’s why we have the Heller’s sign up.”

Washougal Times
Enjoy a delicious burger with onion rings.

Food wise, Washougal Times is simply American done well. It’s splashed in with Pacific NW ingredients with burgers, BLT’s, meatloaf specials, Copper River Salmon, fresher ingredients that are all around us. It’s about looking at what the community needs, so they’ve create menus around that. Then as the community changes the menu will change, as well.

“We want to make sure we’re paying attention,” said Jackson. “We offer comment cards with each guest and chat with them about their experience. We don’t want people walking out the door unhappy. What can we do to make that right?”

The symbol that’s above the restaurant represents rushing water, which is why it’s in blue. Washougal Times is all about the community and the history and the times of this area.

“On the marquee we have the slogan drink, eat, repeat,” said Jackson. “Come visit.”

Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. Open until 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Monday.

Located at 1826 E Street, Washougal, WA 98671

Visit www.WashougalTimes.com

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide!

2 Rivers Bar and Grill has released a fantastic new Spring menu! See what new plates they have to offer for a unique dining experience!

  • Loaded Fries: Added beer cheese and BBQ sauce.
  • Shrimp Cocktail: With homemade cocktail sauce.
  • Seared Ahi Salad: Sesame crusted ahi tuna with cucumber, mango and tomato on a bed of mixed greens with wasabi vinaigrette.
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad: Candied walnuts, chopped bacon, onions, strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, and tomatoes on a bed of spinach with raspberry vinaigrette.

New Burgers

  • Farmer’s Burger: Egg, bacon, ham, with cheddar cheese on a beef patty.
  • Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger: Teriyaki, pineapple, ham, and guacamole on a beef patty.
  • Serrano Steak Wrap: Grilled steak, sriracha aioli, with cucumber, tomato, avocado, and mixed greens wrapped in a tortilla.

Tuna Melt: Albacore tuna salad with white cheddar, butter leaf lettuce on sourdough. Comes with fries or salad.

New Entrees

  • Jerk Chicken: Half a chicken with jerk seasoning, with brussel sprouts and red beans and rice.
  • Baby Back Ribs: Half a rack with apple cabbage slaw and fries. House seasoned and barbecue sauce.
  • Grilled Halibut with Fruit Salsa: With asparagus and rice, salsa has mangos, strawberry, jalepeno, lime juice and cilantro.
  • Horse Radish Crusted Salmon: fresh salmon with panko horseradish crust served with Brussels sprouts and fingerling potatoes.
  • USDA Prime New York Steak: With corn salsa, asparagus, and fingerling potatoes.

Desserts

  • Leslie’s Chocolate Torte: Flourless Belgian chocolate cake. Very rich, like fudge.
  • Housemade Cheesecake: with orange zest.

Location: 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-/

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining
Tacos at Mesa.

Come enjoy a taco made with homemade blue corn tortillas!

You can now make dining reservations online through our website nuestramesacamas.com as well as through open table! As always, walk ins are welcome. Join us this weekend for amazing tacos and don’t forget to make a reservation to guarantee a table!

Location: 228 NE 4th Avenue, in Downtown Camas

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

The Hammond Kitchen & Craft Bar — Camas

Dining
Mary’s Roasted Chicken Half: with Peruvian marinade, pan sauce, mashed potatoes, spring asparagus.

The Hammond recently released a lighter Spring menu, filled with rich color and flavor, which includes the following:

  • The Fresh King Salmon Filet: Wood grilled with tri citrus dill butter, five grain blend, and seared Brussel sprouts.
  • Two New Pizzas: Spring Vegetables with EVOO, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and gruyere cheese. And, Prosciutto with EVOO, spinach, chevre, mozzarella, Parmesan, shallot gastrique.
  • Mary’s Roasted Chicken Half: With Peruvian marinade, pan sauce, mashed potatoes, spring asparagus.
  • Seared Brussel Sprouts: With olive oil, white balsamic reduction, lemon aioli, spicy mama lil’s peppers, and roasted almonds.
  • Greek Lamb Kabobs: With aegean marinade, wood grilled, bell pepper, onion, tabouli salad, tzatziki sauce.
  • Sesame Ginger Chicken: Rotisserie chicken, mint, cilantro, yakisoba noodles, seasonal veggies, toasted almond, wonton crisps, orange, sesame, ginger dressing.
  • Key Lime Pie: With graham/walnut crust, and lime whipped cream.
  • Rocky Road Pot Au Creme: With marshmallows, salted almonds, and whipped cream.

Location: 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

Caffe piccolo — Downtown Camas

Dining
Fluffy Bunny Mocha.

Come try a Fluffy Bunny Mocha this week at Caffe Piccolo!

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.

Location: 400 NE 4th 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

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Dining
NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA.

NW-Style IPA vs. NE-Style IPA

When two breweries can’t decide whether to collaborate on a hazy IPA or a clear IPA, there’s only one solution. Brew both. Grains of Wrath and Trap Door Brewing are excited to team up with ZZoom Media to offer two collaboration IPAs following a very similar recipe in the grains and hops. This release features a unique pair of newspaper-wrapped cans – grab both the TD and GOW can to get the full story. One hazy. One clear. Tip a few with us on April 6th at either brewery and pick up a 4-pack of the limited cans.

Also come see what’s happening for lunch or dinner. Grains of Wrath has some great dining options.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm; Friday-Saturday, 11 am-12 am; Sunday, 11 am-9 pm; Happy hour is 3-6 weekdays.

Location: 230 NE 5th Ave. Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-5717

Visit: www.gowbeer.com

A BEER at a Time — Downtown Camas

Dining
Herbivore veggie pizza on a gluten free crust!

We are featuring a delicious Herbivore veggie pizza on a gluten free crust! This pie is loaded with all the vegetable favorites and will not disappoint. Come in see what other fun plates and drinks we have to offer for nice evening or dining time.

Live music by Tony Smiley April 12th and Wayne Havrelly April 13th, 7pm-10pm both nights. We are family friendly and there is no cover charge. Come have some fun with us!

51 BEERS ON TAP + 4 WINES/5 HARD CIDERS — And now serving Spirts.

Location: 216 NE 3rd Ave,Camas Washington 98607

Phone: 360.835.5200

Hours: Sunday-Monday 11:30 am – 9 pm; Tuesday – Thursday 11:30 am – 10 pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm.

Natalia’s Cafe — Downtown Camas

Dining
“Stuff” at Natalia’s Cafe.

Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place for an all-American dining experience!

One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.

Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!

Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-844-5968

Feast @316 — Downtown Camas

Dining
All types of whiskey at Feast at 316.

Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at Feast! 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.

Location: 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

Navidi’s Olive oils & Vinegars

Dining
Season your popcorn with Butter EVOO and white truffle sea salt!

How do you enjoy your popcorn? Lots of you are already fans of our Butter EVOO and White Truffle Sea Salt on your popcorn. Have you tried Navidi’s Persian Lime EVOO and Jalapeno Sea Salt together? What about drizzling some of our Dill EVOO and Toasted Onion Sea Salt on top? At Navidi’s we’ve got dozens of tasty possibilities to dress up this quick and easy snack. What are you going to try next? 🍿🧂😋

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. 

Location: 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

HAnA Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining
Bul-Go-Gi at Hana. Photo by Nest and Love Food Photography.

Hana Korean wants to get the word out that they’re expanding their catering service. Have an event or company meeting? Call Hana and they’ll take special care of you. Or just come in and have a special dining experience.

“We cook our food with a lot of love,” said Eric Park, owner of Hana Korean. 

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. 

Location: 412 NE 4th Ave. Downtown Camas

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

Phone: 360-833-9111

Join us for a celebration of our Camas history and Spring! We will make our history come alive! First Friday, April 5th, 5-8 pm.

The fun includes:

  • Play the “Guess About Camas” history game around town, learn about why Camas is so great, and be entered to win prizes!
  • Play the Legacy Square Game for raffle tickets!
  • Mill historians will show us why our mill is cool–make paper with them at the Mill Interpretive Center! Just confirmed…one of our local, favorite Camas historians, Virginia Warren will be there between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to talk about about beloved town. Stop in and listen to her wonderful stories!
  • Two Rivers Historical Museum will be in Journey with cool artifacts about our town – come with questions, they will have answers. 
  • S’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union! –NOTE: We’ll be moving this to May so weather will be better! 
First Friday
Downtown Camas in the mid-1960s.
  • Art Shows and receptions at all our art galleries
  • Ribbon Cuttings:
    5pm: Dr. Jennifer Stebbing, DO, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, 602 NE 3rd, Suite
    5:30pm: Petal and Thorn, Naturopathic Wellness Center & Apothecary, 233 NE 6th, owner Dr. Avery Colby, ND
  • Natalia’s Cafe will be going retro with hamburger and fries for $4.99, hot dog and fries for $3.99 and milkshakes and malts for $2.99! YUM!
  • Do the History “Course” and earn tickets to win! GP Toilet paper Toss, Camas Cornhole, Camas History Plinko, Prune Drop and the Camas Chalk Board Challenge. Win each of the games in the history “course”and get a roll of GP toilet paper.  10 rolls that night will have a golden egg in them which wins you a paper prize package! Everyone who does the “course” is entered to win a mega paper prize package!
  • Guess the “Spring Eggs” jar to win.
  • Come taste the candy that was created in 1967, the year our beautiful, large trees were planted along 4th Ave.  Also, you can taste a bite of something from our town’s history, hmmm – wonder what it will be?
  • Kids’ crafts–make a paper Millie dog and Spring Newspaper Snails
  • Plus all the great shopping and dining in Downtown Camas!
  • For every $10 spent on food, wine, merchandise – anything, get a FREE raffle ticket to win items!

Pick up your participation and activity list at Journey, 304 NE 4th. Come find out all about the town we love!

With world-class fruit blossom displays and wildflower hikes, Hood River always welcomes spring with open arms. Here are the top three ways for visitors to fully immerse themselves in the splendor:

1. Explore the Hood River County Fruit Loop, the epicenter of Hood River’s blossom bonanza. Just driving along this 35-mile self-guided route, past acres upon acres of cherry and apple blossoms, is a feast for the eyes. Starting in early April, the cherry, apple and pear trees in the Hood River Valley welcome spring’s return by releasing vibrant pink and white flowers. They start in the lower elevations and, like a domino effect, move up the valley creating a patchwork of color.

The Fruit Loop experience is enhanced exponentially by stopping at one or more of the many orchards for cider, jam, fresh-baked goods and other farm-made goodies, or visiting the cideries, where you can sample hard ciders made with local fruit. During Blossom Time, which takes place throughout April, various Fruit Loop stops hold special events, from family-friendly farm events and craft shows to wine tastings and culinary specials. The centerpiece for Blossom Time is the Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest (April 20, 2019), which brings together 29 local and regional cideries and more than 50 hard ciders on tap for one spectacular, cider-infused afternoon. (See below for more information on this year’s festival.)
Photo credit: Bear Boot Productions

Hood River
Photo credit: Bear Boot Productions

2. Hike among the wildflowers. The Columbia River Gorge Natural Scenic Area is known for its amazing wildflower displays. The Mosier Plateau Trail, located just five miles east of Hood River in the town of Mosier, offers more than 30 different flower species. This 3.5-mile loop follows Mosier Creek through Pocket Park and ends on Mosier Plateau, which is owned by Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust. More wildflower hike ideas are here.

Hood River
Enjoying spring weather. Photo credit: Peter Marbach.

3. Pair blossom viewing with wine tasting. Hood River’s numerous wineries are the perfect place to relax and take in the blossomy views during the spring. Stave & Stone’s new tasting room, tucked high up in the Hood River Valley, is one such perfect place to do so.
Photo credit: MountNbarreL

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Enjoying a Spring day. Photo credit: MountNbarreL

Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

On April 20, 2019, Hood River will again be the epicenter for the region’s hard cider scene, thanks to the sixth annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest. The 2019 festival – which appropriately takes place at a fruit-packing house in the heart of Hood River Valley, surrounded by fruit orchards in bloom – features 29 local and regional cideries, including five that are new to the festival. The 2019 cidery lineup is at hoodriver.org/cider-fest/.

The participating cideries will be sampling more than 50 original ciders that showcase the wide variety of styles coming out of the Pacific Northwest’s cider scene. To add to the festivities, there’s live music all day, plus local food carts.

Families and those with ‘fur babies’ should take note: New for 2019 is an expanded interactive kids’ zone, hosted by Our Children’s Place Academy, with games, crafts and cider-centered projects, plus a new “dog parking” service, thanks to Kind Animal Services. The latter is by reservation only; space is limited, and there is an hourly fee. For reservations, email contact@kindanimalservices.com. (Note that dogs are not allowed within the event area.)

For online tickets, go to hoodriver.org/cider-fest/.

Washougal, WA — Washougal area artists are once again opening their studio doors to offer a fascinating and art-filled family outing for Mother’s Day weekend.  The 2019 Washougal Studio Artists Tour, to be held May 11-12 from 10 am to 5 pm, will include 11 stops and features 19 local artists representing a vast array of creative works and mediums.

“We were delighted with the success of our first tour last year,” said Angela Ridgway, mixed media metal artist and event coordinator. “We received great interest and support from the local community and welcomed many visitors from the Portland area and beyond.  Some on the tour were discovering Washougal for the first time.”

The Washougal area has long been a hidden wealth of high-quality professional artists.

“I was thrilled last year that so many artists wanted to participate in the tour,” Ridgway said.  “Being invited into an artist’s studio is a wonderful way for the public to see where the magic of creating art happens and learn about both the art and the artists.”

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The tour route, which winds along the scenic Washougal River and through the Washougal foothills, is nearly as beautiful as the art found in the studios. 

“We heard many compliments from visitors last year on how scenic the tour drive was,” said Ridgway.  “Washougal is such a beautiful place that it is no wonder it attracts and inspires so many talented artists.” 

Adding to the tour experience, many artists will be conducting demonstrations of their artistic process.  A list of participants and a schedule is located on the event website at www.WashougalStudioArtists.org

Featured tour artists are: Angela Ridgway, mixed media metal; Anna Norris, oils and acrylics; Anna Wiancko-Chasman, clay/mixed media; Anni Furniss, acrylic painting; Char McHugh, ceramics; Charlene Hale, glass, ceramic, pen  and ink; Chris Brodigan, functional ceramic art; Cyndee Starr, mixed media; Deborah Roberts, watercolor, colored pencils, pastels; John Furniss, woodworking; Kathy Beckman, acrylic and multimedia on canvas; Kathy Marty, handwoven eco-friendly rugs; Katy Fenley, sterling silver, glass, and gemstone jewelry; Sharon L Ballard, acrylic paintings; Shirley Bishop, fused glass; Suzanne Grover, pastels, watercolor, mixed media; Tamara Dinius, mixed media; Toni McCarthy, original beaded jewelry; Tracy Simpson, encaustic, oil, jewelry.

Preview their work and see the tour map on the Washougal Studio Artists website.   You may also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.  Participating artists will also have copies of the map available, as well as many local businesses.

Washougal Studio Artists Tour is sponsored in part by the City of Washougal hotel/motel tourism tax fund.

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Artist Shirley Bishop.
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Artist Ani Furniss.

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide! This week, our cover story is The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar, which just released their Spring menu! You’re going to love it!

It’s a lighter menu, filled with rich color and flavor:

  • The Fresh King Salmon Filet: Wood grilled with tri citrus dill butter, five grain blend, and seared Brussel sprouts.
  • Two New Pizzas: Spring Vegetables with EVOO, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and gruyere cheese. And, Prosciutto with EVOO, spinach, chevre, mozzarella, Parmesan, shallot gastrique.
  • Mary’s Roasted Chicken Half: with Peruvian marinade, pan sauce, mashed potatoes, spring asparagus.
  • Seared Brussel Sprouts: with olive oil, white balsamic reduction, lemon aioli, spicy mama lil’s peppers, and roasted almonds.
  • Greek Lamb Kabobs: with aegean marinade, wood grilled, bell pepper, onion, tabouli salad, tzatziki sauce.
  • Sesame Ginger Chicken: rotisserie chicken, mint, cilantro, yakisoba noodles, seasonal veggies, toasted almond, wonton crisps, orange, sesame, ginger dressing.
  • Key Lime Pie: with graham/walnut crust, and lime whipped cream.
  • Rocky Road Pot Au Creme: with marshmallows, salted almonds, and whipped cream.

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


Hana Korean — Downtown Camas

Dining
Bul-Go-Gi at Hana. Photo by Nest and Love Food Photography.

Hana Korean wants to get the word out that they’re expanding their catering service. Have an event or company meeting? Call Hana and they’ll take special care of you.

“We cook our food with a lot of love,” said Eric Park, owner of Hana Korean. 

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

Hey Jack, — Downtown Camas

Dining
Steelhead and Crab

Located in the heart of Downtown Camas, on 4th Avenue, Hey Jack has just started serving their new menu. 

From their land and sea menu, they offer:

  • Hanger Steak — with red creamer potatoes, charred Vidalia onion, and chermoula sauce, $25. 
  • Steelhead & Crab — with wild rice, radicchio, and salsa verde, $27.
  • Chicken Arabbiata — with spicy tomato, polenta, and broccoli rabe, $22.
  • Pork Osso Buco — with stewed white beans, speck gremolata, $24.

Pastas include:

  • Carbonara — with tagliatelle, pork belly, Granda Padana, $17.
  • Bolognese — with Casareccia, house-made meat sauce, $16.
  • Lasagna — with house-made Bolognese sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, $17.
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi — with Arugula pesto, kale, roasted mushrooms, $18.

They also have an abundance of starters, which include Harvest Salad, Citrus and Fennel, Caesar Salad, Steamer Clams, and Zuppa Di Giorno.

The Sunday Supper, which includes soup, salad, pasta, and an entree — coming soon!

They also book special events! Call today!

Reservations call: 360-954-5053

Emaildon@heyjackkitchen.com

Visit: www.HeyJackKitchen.com

Space is available for special events, wedding showers, birthday parties, and more!

2 Rivers Bar and Grill — Downtown Washougal

Dining
2 Rivers Bar and Grill has a great outside patio!

2 Rivers always has specials, like Taco Tuesdays! Stop on by and see what’s happening!

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

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

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
Halibut Fish and Chips.

Grains of Wrath offers a new Halibut Fish and Chips plate! Come give it a try!

It’s hard to believe, but Grains of Wrath just recently turned ONE, and they celebrated with a new release of a Triple IPA called “Spoils of War.” They also just launched their new Mug Club. Go check it out!

“We’re also releasing our first wild beer, which is a sour beer, using a wild yeast,” said co-owner Mike Hunsaker. It’s a barrel-aged Belgian style quad, aged in a Pinot Noir barrel with Cape Blanco cranberries. We also have an Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels, and we’re releasing a new shirt.”

In the 12 months since their launch, Grains has released 50 beers, won some distinguished awards, and is increasing their own brand distribution.

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

Navidi’s oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

Dining
Medjool Magic Organic Date Syrup.

Introducing our newest product from an ultra-local company, Vancouver’s Happy Girl Creations! Date syrup is a great natural alternative to other sweeteners. It has a low glycemic index and is chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. We carry Happy Girl’s original organic date syrup as well as Cinnamon and Cocoa flavors.

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

Natalia’s Cafe — Downtown Camas

Dining
Corned Beef Hash.

Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place!

One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.

Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!

Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-844-5968

Caffe Piccolo — Downtown Camas

Dinin
Spring cookies are on at Caffe Piccolo!

Our feature this week are these fantastic spring cookies!

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

Nuestra Mesa — Downtown Camas

Dining
Our new addition to our lunch menu, the Chorizo Torta! House made chorizo, arugula, potatoes, crema, and a cage free egg, served on locally made torta bread.

Mesa’s new addition to their lunch menu is the Chorizo Torta! Made with house-made chorizo, arugula, potatoes, crema, and a cage free egg, served on locally made torta bread.

You can now make reservations online through our website nuestramesacamas.com as well as through open table! As always, walk ins are welcome. Join us this weekend for amazing tacos and don’t forget to make a reservation to guarantee a table!

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

Dining
Whiskey flights at Feast @316.

For a limited time, Feast @316 is offering an Irish Whiskey Flight: The Pogues Whiskey, Writers Tears, Green Sport Single Pot Still, and choose from Bushmill’s Original and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

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

Welcome to our Weekly Food + Dining Guide!

Natalia’s Cafe is the corner cafe that serves American comfort food for breakfast and lunch in the heart of historic Downtown Camas. Looking for a traditional pancake breakfast with eggs, bacon and sausage? Craving French toast, waffles, or crepes? Want your bacon fix? Or a large, fill-your-tummy club sandwich? Then Natalia’s Cafe is the place!

One of their signature dishes is the Corned Beef Hash, which is prepared in-house, with lots of love, atop hash browns and served with gravy and eggs. Natalia’s has long been an anchor in Downtown Camas since the early 2000s, and it’s a place where people gather, dine, and enjoy each other’s company.

Opening at 7 am daily, it’s a place where travelers come from afar to enjoy a good, hearty American meal with happy staff who keep it real!

Location: 437 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-844-5968

Navidi’s Oils & Vinegars — Downtown Camas

Dining
Southwestern Quinoa Bowl (gluten-free).

Featured this week is the Southwestern Quinoa Bowl (Gluten-Free): Red Quinoa, Roast Chicken Pieces, Black Beans, Corn, Tomato, Bell Pepper, Avocado, Navidi’s Californian Manzanillo Olive Oil, Fresh Lime Juice, Cilantro, Scallions, Garlic, Navidi’s Chipotle Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cumin, Powdered Chipotle Pepper, and Powdered Cayenne Pepper (Chef Ana).

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

Grains of Wrath — Downtown Camas

Grains
Irish Curse – this is our 4.2% ABV Irish Dry Stout on nitro right now. Sláinte!

Featured now is Irish Curse – this is their 4.2% ABV Irish Dry Stout on nitro right now. Sláinte!

It’s hard to believe, but Grains of Wrath just turned ONE last week, and they celebrated with a new release of a Triple IPA called “Spoils of War.” They also just launched their new Mug Club. Go check it out!

“We’re also releasing our first wild beer, which is a sour beer, using a wild yeast,” said co-owner Mike Hunsaker. It’s a barrel-aged Belgian style quad, aged in a Pinot Noir barrel with Cape Blanco cranberries. We also have an Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels, and we’re releasing a new shirt.”

In the 12 months since their launch, Grains has released 50 beers, won some distinguished awards, and is increasing their own brand distribution.

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
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. It’s a fantastic dining experience!

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

Dining
Whiskey flights at Feast @316.

For a limited time, Feast is offering an Irish Whiskey Flight: The Pogues Whiskey, Writers Tears, Green Sport Single Pot Still, and choose from Bushmill’s Original and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

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

Dining
Pot of Gold Latte: Irish Cream with Spiced Brown Sugar.

Our feature this week is the Irish Cream with Spiced Brown Sugar!

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

The Hammond Kitchen and Craft Bar — Camas

Dining
Lobster tail with wood grilled 28-day aged filet steak.

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

2 Rivers Bar and Grill — Downtown Washougal

Dining
Shrimp and Scallop Scampi Dinner at 2 Rivers Bar & Grill.

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

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

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-/

Hey Jack, — Downtown Camas

Dining
Steelhead and Crab

Located in the heart of Downtown Camas, on 4th Avenue, Hey Jack has just started serving their new menu. 

From their land and sea menu, they offer:

  • Hanger Steak — with red creamer potatoes, charred Vidalia onion, and chermoula sauce, $25. 
  • Steelhead & Crab — with wild rice, radicchio, and salsa verde, $27.
  • Chicken Arabbiata — with spicy tomato, polenta, and broccoli rabe, $22.
  • Pork Osso Buco — with stewed white beans, speck gremolata, $24.

Pastas include:

  • Carbonara — with tagliatelle, pork belly, Granda Padana, $17.
  • Bolognese — with Casareccia, house-made meat sauce, $16.
  • Lasagna — with house-made Bolognese sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, $17.
  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi — with Arugula pesto, kale, roasted mushrooms, $18.

They also have an abundance of starters, which include Harvest Salad, Citrus and Fennel, Caesar Salad, Steamer Clams, and Zuppa Di Giorno.

The Sunday Supper, which includes soup, salad, pasta, and an entree — coming soon!

They also book special events! Call today!

Reservations call: 360-954-5053

Emaildon@heyjackkitchen.com

Visit: www.HeyJackKitchen.com

Space is available for special events, wedding showers, birthday parties, and more!