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Camas, WA — Camas Days, an annual event since 1974, is a two-day festival focusing on family fun, arts and crafts, as well as a wine and beer garden with live music by “The Caddies” and “The Beth Willis Band”. This event draws nearly 15,000 people and will take place on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th in downtown Camas. The festival starts with the opening of vendor booths, both days, from 10 am to 8 pm. The wine and beer garden will be open from 5 pm until 11 pm.

On Friday, the Kid’s Parade will march down 4th Avenue at 11:30 am and on Saturday, the Main Parade “America the Beautiful” will start at 11 am.  There will be bands, dignitaries, drill teams, floats, animals, toilet paper tossing hosted by Georgia Pacific, and more. The parade will kick off with our Grand Marshall, Brent Erickson, in honor of his 20 years of service in organizing Camas Days. Brent is a lifelong resident of Camas and has served his community in many ways.  He served on the Camas Parks Board for 24 years, was a volunteer firefighter for 14 years, and was the Executive Director of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce for 20 years prior to his retirement in 2020. He also served on the Hotel Lodging Tax Committee, Shoreline Committee, and the Committee for a Community Center and Pool.  

Immediately following the grand parade is our iconic Bathtub Race located between the Camas Library and City Hall. Firefighters are on hand cooling the crowd down with water hoses!   

Kids and kids-at-heart will be entertained on our Kids Street. This area is equipped with a giant inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, games and other kid activities.  

The Camas Days Festival is a two-day block party of fun, craft vendors, informational vendors, food, drinks, and entertainment for everyone. There are have over 100 craft and commercial vendors, 16 food vendors, and a new section for young entrepreneurs.   

Parade applications and Bathtub Race applications are available at: www.cwchamber.com

The Columbian’s Best of Clark County rated Camas Days the 2nd best festival in Clark County, second only behind the Clark County Fair. 

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Camas, WA — The 17th annual Camas Car Show, hosted by the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) will return on Saturday, June 29th from 2 pm-7 pm. The show will feature a mix of classic and specialty vehicles including cars, trucks and motorcycles lining the historic streets of Downtown Camas. The event offers family friendly entertainment including live music from local band The Stingrays, a special dance performance by Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio and balloon art from Joe Mishkin. Visitors will also find multiple hot food vendors, fun raffles, as well as shopping and dining specials throughout downtown. Admission is free for spectators.

For participating vehicles: $20 cash entry, open event, no preregistration necessary, though it is recommended to fill out the registration form ahead of time to save time at the registration booth. Cars can start entering the car show area at 12:00pm. See information online here for more staging details. Goodie bags to the first 100 cars and dash plaques to the first 250 cars.

Trophies include Best in Show, People’s Choice, and a variety of categories with winners chosen by our 2024 Camas Car Show Sponsors. In addition to the classic categories, Best Supercar and Best GM-Other have been added for 2024. Best in Show will be chosen and presented by Camas Mayor pro tem Bonnie Carter, and the car will be featured on the 2025 Camas Car Show poster and promotions. The 2023 Best in Show winners were Randy and Charlene Crum, with their beautiful 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. The 6:30pm awards ceremony, located on the corner of 4th Ave and Cedar St, will be photographed by in-kind sponsor Jon Lanzieri.

Kids can enter to win a car themed coloring contest with prizes in 3 different age categories. Each participant will take home a free Hot Wheels car for participating. The contest will take place at the DCA tables on the corner of 4th Ave and Birch St. Kids can also race hot wheels and play fun yard games, hosted by the staff from event sponsor Lacamas Financial Group.

“Downtown Camas is eagerly anticipating the Camas Car Show!” says Jan Carter, Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator for the DCA. “This event showcases an incredible array of cars, trucks and other custom vehicles, making it a must-see for automotive enthusiasts. It’s wonderful to see the community come together over their shared passion. Kids will have a blast participating in the coloring contest, and everyone will enjoy live music, delicious food from various vendors, and beautiful dance performances by Virtuosity. We’re deeply grateful to the City of Camas and our generous sponsors for their unwavering support of this cherished downtown event.”

This event benefits the Camas Washougal Treasure House Food Bank. Bring two cans of soup, mac & cheese, canned tuna, peanut butter, or jam and get a free raffle ticket. The event is sponsored by Signature Sponsor Team 360 Country Financial; Carla Edwards, Realtor; Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s Real Estate; Grains of Wrath; Lacamas Financial Group; Papermaker Pride; Salud Wine Bar; State Farm–Julia Lo; William & Son Jewelers; Ziply Fiber; Dr. Jared Bowyer, DDS; Edward Jones—Robert Barber; Georgia Pacific and the City of Camas. The DCA is grateful for community support.

The DCA is a nonprofit community development organization that works year-round to strengthen and promote Downtown Camas through partnerships, events, beautification and historic preservation projects, economic development, advocacy and tourism functions. For information about the DCA and other downtown events, visit www.downtowncamas.com, email [email protected], or call 360-953-1326. Get the latest information about what’s happening in Downtown Camas by receiving the weekly DCA newsletter. Click here to sign up.

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Camas, WA — The Camas Washougal Fire Department (CWFD) is developing plans to replace the existing Fire Station 41 to ensure adequate fire and emergency medical services for the local community as population continues to grow.

A new station will serve as the headquarters for CWFD and will be located in downtown Camas, in the core of the department’s response area. Currently, the downtown Camas emergency response personnel, the Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) and the administrative staff are decentralized; operating out of separate buildings and remote to each other. As the headquarters facility, a downtown Camas station will house response personnel, apparatuses, administrative staff and the FMO.

Why is CWFD Requesting a new Fire Station 41?

The current Fire Station 41 facility has outlived its useful life and cannot be increased in size to accommodate the needs required of a modern fire station, including:

  • Ability to withstand a significant earthquake
  • Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Space for additional firefighters/EMS personnel to meet growing demands
  • Crucial, up-to-date decontamination facilities and separation to limit firefighters’ carcinogen exposure
  • Elimination of apparatus exhaust from entering City Hall’s interior office spaces
  • Space for fire apparatus
  • Mandated safety clearances around equipment
  • Facilities for a diverse workforce (male/female changing rooms) to be consistent with diversity, equity and inclusion guidelines
  • Providing public access to emergency service crews
  • Providing parking for emergency medical drive-ins
  • Providing private medical screening and treatment area for walk-ins and drive-ins

Where will a new station be located?

After conducting a process which involved considering multiple site options that could accommodate a downtown fire station, several options dropped off the list for a variety of reasons, such as traffic impacts, topography and size, environmental impacts, and cost. This left CWFD with one preferred site to consider as a potential location: a city-owned site adjacent to City Hall and currently occupied by the City as the City Hall Annex, located at 528 NE Fourth Avenue. To maximize the available space for the fire station, City Council is considering vacating (closing) the north half of Everett Street between Third and Fourth avenues to vehicle traffic. This would provide an opportunity to use current street space for the station and create a small plaza or “pocket park” along NE Fourth Avenue that can be used for community events.

Where will the funding come from for a new station?

Funding for a new fire station will come from the sale of voter-approved bonds. Bonds are a funding mechanism for replacing capital facilities and equipment like the fire station and fire engine.

During the August Primary Election, voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to fund the new fire station through a bond-approval. This approval would fund design and construction costs for the new facility. If the bond passes, construction could begin as soon as 2025.

How much will the new station cost Camas homeowners?

The bond amount is $26.3 million based upon preliminary design and cost estimation to cover the full station replacement costs as well as a new fire engine to replace the aging fire engine currently operating out of the existing station.

The monthly cost for most homeowners in Camas will be approximately $9.33 (based upon median assessed home value of $862,000).

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Camas, WA — Officials with the City of Camas are encouraging residents to join their friends and neighbors for the Our Camas 2045 Community Summit #1.

The first Our Camas 2045 Community Summit will take place June 12, from 4:30-6:30 pm, at the Lacamas Lake Lodge (227 NE Lake Rd, Camas, WA 98607).

The Community Summit is part of the Our Camas 2045 and Our Downtown Camas 2045 project, which is a city-wide process to update the current Comprehensive Plan and create a Downtown Subarea Plan. Over the past four months, City leaders reached out to the community to help create a new Community Vision Statement that describes how Camas wants to grow over the next 20 years. The Visioning process provides a foundation for updating the City’s 2045 Comprehensive Plan and developing a new Downtown Subarea Plan.

At the first Community Summit, the City will report back on the outreach that took place this past spring, and they’ll unveil the draft Our Camas 2045 Vision Statement. Participants will have an opportunity to vet and refine the draft Vision Statement and identify priorities and opportunities for achieving the vision.

Please join City of Camas officials for a fun and informative evening to discuss the future of Camas! For more information, visit Engagecamas.com or contact Alan Peters, Community Development Director at 360-817-7254 or email [email protected]

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It’s time to get to work on revamping your yard for warmer months. Whether you like your current layout or are hoping to change things up completely, it’s a good idea to shake things up at least a little. There’s a whole range of things you can do to sustainably refresh your yard, and luckily, some of them are very simple to carry out.

Add Container Plants

Adding container plants is probably the easiest way to change your garden. If you already have container plants, add more, and make them colorful. Containers are perfect for bright annuals that require no overwintering care, and smaller pots are very portable; you can place them anywhere you want. Consider using containers for smaller edible plants like strawberries and cherry tomatoes as well.

Build Arbors and Trellises

You can increase the greenery in your garden by adding a trellis for vines. You can either buy one or make one; just be sure that whatever you plant will be within the weight limit of the trellis. Be sure to get a strong one because heavy plants such as melon, squash, and other vining vegetables do very well on trellises. You want the structure to be able to hold everything up.

Of course, you’ll want to sit and enjoy all that new greenery, too. What better way to do so than by lounging under a leafy arbor? Place some comfortable chairs and a table there, and you’ve got yourself a lovely spring and summer outdoor dining area.

Hang Feeders and Install Pollinator Plants

If there are sections of the garden you want to redo entirely, look into making them pollinator gardens. You can attract birds, bees, and butterflies, depending on your chosen plants. Consider adding a hummingbird feeder and a bird bath, along with feeders for other birds in the area. Remember that the sugar solution in the hummingbird feeder should not contain dyes.

Increase Privacy With a Shrubbery Privacy Screen

If you’ve got gaps in plantings between your yard and your neighbor’s, fill those in with fast-growing shrubs. If you prefer to block your neighbor’s view of your yard, look for varieties that grow tall and grow out. These can also muffle sounds somewhat. Some shrubs are perfect for screens between your property and busy roads. You won’t be able to block out all traffic sounds, but the shrubs may take the edge off the constant noise.

Make at Least Part of Your Garden Edible

Along with planting strawberries and tomatoes in those containers mentioned before, consider transforming part of your garden into a mini orchard, vineyard, or even a vegetable patch. It can take a few years for fruit trees to produce fruit, but it’s worth it in the end. Imagine being able to go into your backyard to pick the apples you need for a pie or crumble instead of having to drive to a store, or being able to harvest a bunch of peaches or cherries; the taste of freshly picked fruit can be amazing.

By: Katherine Robinson, a writer for Gabion Supply

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If you do not have a budget, now is the time to create one. Doing so may sound like a boring task, but it will make a significant difference in your life. Imagine having enough money each month to meet all of your expenses without having to worry. And a budget isn’t only for rent, utilities, and food. A good budget helps you put aside money for entertainment and even savings. So while making a budget doesn’t sound like much fun, it will boost your quality of life.

Determine Your Net Income

Before you start listing expenses, you need to know your exact monthly income. That means subtracting the taxes you owe from your gross income to arrive at your net income. Your employer lists that amount on your paystubs, but if you are an independent contractor or freelancer, you will need to estimate your yearly income and subtract your expected taxes, including the self-employment tax. You can also roughly figure out how many deductions you will have at year’s end.

List Your Fixed Expenses

Your fixed expenses are those bills you have to pay each month. Utilities, rent/mortgage, food, childcare, loan payments, and insurance are some common fixed expenses. Like it or not, you have to cover them in order to survive. Many gas and electric companies let you pay on budget billing, which means they average your costs for a year. That way you can better plan this expense and not be stunned by your January or July bills.

An average budget might call for 30% of net income to go for housing, 15% on food, and 10% on utilities. Some geographical areas have much higher housing costs than others, so this division may need to be adjusted.

List Your Variable Expenses

These expenses are those you may feel are necessary, such as a gym membership, but could be left out of your budget if you need to. Gifts, clothing, and dining out are other variable expenses. You may consider them covered by your disposable income or income spent on items that you want but do not strictly need. You should also put aside some money in savings each month for an emergency.

Reconcile Your Income with Your Budget

When you add up your fixed and variable expenses, you may find that they exceed your monthly income. That means you have to put the excess expenses on credit cards or otherwise go into debt each month to meet your obligations. The hardest part of making a budget is setting your limits and sticking to them.

If you need to make cuts, go through your variable expenses and decide where you can economize. Maybe you can spend less on clothing, cut some of your streaming services, or limit eating out to twice a month.

You can also look at your fixed expenses and see if you can economize on heating and cooling (setting the thermostat differently) and lower your grocery bill by buying in bulk. When you are finished with your budget it needs to be one you can stick to.

Budgets are Best

Some people avoid budgets because they do not want to face the reality of their financial situation. That’s a common and understandable reaction. But putting together a reasonable budget should leave you money to pay for everything you must have and some of what you want.

By: Katherine Robinson, a writer for Laser Printer Checks

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Camas artist Elida Field is hosting several art events this summer. Here’s a list of what is coming:

Paint Night at Confluence Winery

Spring Highland Cow

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 -9:00 pm

Instructor: Elida Field

Location: Confluence Winery, 19111 NW 67th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642

Cost: $85 includes a glass of wine, small cheese board, painting materials & instruction. Additional wine will be available for purchase.

Link to register: https://www.elidaart.com/product-page/paint-night-at-confluence-2

Paint Night at Caffe Umbria

Pretty Blue Hydrangea

Date: Friday, June 21st, 6:30 -9:00 pm

Instructor: Elida Field, owner of Elida Studio & Art Gallery

Location: Caffè Umbria, 303 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Cost: $85 includes Prosecco, painting materials & instruction. Food and drinks will be available for purchase prior to the event.

Link to register: https://www.elidaart.com/product-page/paint-night-at-caffè-umbria-nw-12th-3

Paint Night at Valo Cellars

Beautiful Butterfly 

Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 6:00 -8:30 pm

Instructor: Elida Field

Location: Valo Cellars, 671 W Columbia Way Vancouver, WA 98660

Cost: $85 includes painting materials & instruction, glass of wine and cheese board. Additional wine will be available for purchase. 

Link to Register: https://www.elidaart.com/product-page/paint-night-at-valo-cellars-3

Camas, WA — The 17th season of the Camas Farmer’s Market begins on Wednesday, June 5th in Downtown Camas. All are invited to celebrate at the official ribbon cutting with Camas Mayor Steve Hogan and founding Board President Shannon Van Horn at 3pm. The 2024 season will bring back fan favorite farmers, artisan food producers, and prepared food vendors, as well as offer free activities for kids, live music, and abundant opportunities for community connection and healthy living education. Opening day will also feature many health and wellness businesses at the Ripple Wellness Health Fair. The market runs each Wednesday, 3 pm-7 pm, from June 5th through October 2nd. Shoppers can find the market at 625 NE 4th Ave, in front of the Camas Public Library.

The market will feature over 50 unique vendors over the course of the 18-week season and highlights the wide variety of foods being grown and produced within the community. Shoppers will find sustainably harvested farm-to-table produce, flowers, berries, and honey, in addition to hand crafted foods including artisanal breads and treats, locally made wines and vinegars, hot sauces, beef jerky, and probiotic beverages. The selection of prepared food available at the market offers something for every taste, including Greek, Hawaiian, new American, Mexican, Italian, and Columbian. Vendors accept cash and credit cards at their booths and participating farms also accept WIC/Senior benefits cards. SNAP beneficiaries can start their shopping trip at the Information booth at the corner of 4th and Everett, to take advantage of the SNAP Market Match Program, where they can receive up to $25 additional match dollars for fresh market produce.

The market will host two new events in 2024. The community is invited to connect with local aid organizations on June 26th from 3 pm-7 pm at the Community Food & Resource Fair within the market. Anyone interested in finding new and interesting local volunteer opportunities will enjoy the Volunteer Fair on August 21st from 3 pm-7 pm. These events are in addition to the longtime favorite market events including Berry Days on July 10th, Veggie Fest & Veggie Derby on August 7th, and the Harvest Festival on October 2nd. For details about all the events at the Camas Farmer’s Market, visit the market Event Calendar.

Many beloved Camas Farmer’s Market vendors will return. Yacolt Farm and Nursery will be back for their eleventh year, with their fruits and vegetables produced with the aid of draft horsepower, in lieu of modern farming equipment.  Grass fed beef and pork ranchers Windy River Livestock will once again offer cuts by the pound, and in special package pricing. Family-run Melted Crumbs will return with their popular menu of handmade Columbian empanadas and lemonades made with local fruit.

This season will also bring many new vendors to the market. Mark Simpson from Wind Acres will share his love of superfoods, and selling his curated selection of microgreens, mushrooms, and heirloom tomatoes. Artisan bread lovers can take home a handmade loaf from Bakehouse Sourdough, owned by small batch baker Kendra Hofseth. Dining options in the market continue to expand, with the addition of Husubis’ Poke Shop. Founder Kim Ngyuen is looking forward to bringing a taste of Hawaii with a touch of PNW to Camas Farmer’s Market Shoppers.

Visitors are encouraged to shop, dine, and connect with their community in the market.  Live music performed by local talent is scheduled each week from 5 pm-7 pm. Kids ages 3-11 can complete a fun educational activity at the Kids Connection Booth and receive a free $2 token good for fruits and veggies from their choice of farm vendors. Community partners will offer different engagement opportunities each week including health screenings, community garden tours, and chef demos.

“We are incredibly excited to be opening our 17th season of the Camas Farmer’s Market!” says Camas Farmer’s Market President Shannon Van Horn. “Each year it continues to get better and better and this year will continue with that trend.  We will be welcoming back many long-time favorites and sure to be new favorites.  We look forward to seeing everyone again and feel lucky to be able to provide local, healthy, sustainable food directly from the farmers, as well as hot dinner options, baked goods, fresh flowers, music, kid’s activities, and our SNAP match program will be back again.  See you on June 5th!”

The Camas Farmer’s Market is generously supported by a grant from the Camas Washougal Community Chest and sponsorships by Title Sponsor Providence Health and Services, Kids Connection Sponsor IQ Credit Union, Partner Sponsors Leaf Guard, Premium Websites, Riverview Bank, the City of Camas, the Downtown Camas Association, Tranquil Tabby Mobil Vet and Washougal Times, and Community Sponsors Blossom Natural Health and Wellness, Fuel Medical, My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, Ripple Wellness, and Washougal Sport and Spine.

The Camas Farmer’s Market is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides local and sustainable foods to the community of Camas and beyond. For more information, visit camasfarmersmarket.org and follow the market on Facebook or Instagram. Get up to date information about events and vendors from the Camas Farmer’s Market newsletter, click here to sign up.

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Camas & Washougal, WA — The third annual Parkersville Day, Saturday, June 1, from noon to 3 pm, offers something for everyone. This free family-friendly event is held at Parker’s Landing Historical Park located at 24 A Street, Washougal, adjacent to and on the west side of the Camas-Washougal Port Marina. This year’s event features the local history of Columbia River travel.

Parkersville Day will start with an opening ceremony that honors Chinook history and features a 31-foot Chinook canoe on site.  There are fun family games that were played at the park in 1880 with historic candy and event souvenir prizes. Storytellers will bring local history alive with tales of the people and activities that were a part of the rich past of Parkersville. Visitors can join WSU park tours identifying plants and trees, enjoy a display of winners from the Washougal Schools art contest and listen to a performance of the Washougal High School band.

A square dance demonstration is new to the event. The group, Happy Hoppers, was founded in 1959 and is one of the larger clubs in Washington State. Square dancing became vital for generations of Americans up to the late 1800s before falling out of favor. After World War II, square dancing enjoyed participants numbering in the millions and continues to today, boosting fun with health and social benefits.

Also new this year is a Good Humor ice cream pushcart complete with umbrella. 

“The event always has ice cream to honor the Parker’s Landing Dairy that was there until 1942 around the time of pasteurization,” explained Susan Tripp, event organizer. 

While the Parker’s Landing Dairy was operating in the early 1920s, confectioner Harry Burt of Youngstown, Ohio created a chocolate coating compatible with ice cream. His daughter told him it tasted great but was too messy to eat. Burt’s son suggested freezing the sticks used for their Jolly Boy Suckers, Burt’s earlier invention, to make a handle for the ice cream treat. Things took off from there.

The Good Humor name reflected the founder’s belief that a person’s humor or temperament was related to the humor of the palate (a.k.a., your sense of taste). Soon after the Good Humor bar was created, Burt outfitted a fleet of twelve street vending trucks with freezers and bells from which to sell his creation. The first set of bells came from his son’s bobsled. Good Humor bars have been sold since then out of everything from tricycles to push carts to trucks. In the early years around 1936, Good Humor men were required to tip their hats to ladies and salute gentlemen. It took three days of training and orientation to become a Good Humor Man. Good Humor started an ice cream revolution with the first ice cream on a stick, and the very first ice cream truck. 

Today, one can find Good Humor ice cream at stores locally such as Fred Meyer and Safeway. The ice cream cart at Parkersville Day will offer the Good Humor Chocolate Éclair bar, Creamsicle, and Strawberry Shortcake bars as well as a non-dairy ice cream sandwich, and orange juice bars.

There will be interesting displays at the event staffed by community organizations who have an interest in the park at Parkers Landing. Community Garden Club of Camas/Washougal who tend to the park’s gardens, Soroptimist International of Camas-Washougal who beautify the historic silo planter each year, WSU Master Gardeners who run the Clark County Heritage Trees program, Chinook Indian Nation, Clark County Historical Museum, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Daughters of the Pioneers of Washington, and the Parkersville National Historic Site Advisory Committee to the Port. Camas Scout Troop 562 will run the family games along with volunteers from the Rotary Club of Camas-Washougal and the Camas Lions Club. 

Learn about local history at this fun, educational event in the park.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/ParkersLandingHistoricalPark/ or contact Susan Tripp at [email protected].

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Camas, WA – Camas business owners are excited to announce the launch of the Explore Camas Passport, a program designed to reward consumers for shopping and dining local. The official launch date for the Summer 2024 Explore Camas passport is June 1, 2024. This unincorporated group of business owners met in January 2024 to brainstorm ways to collaborate and promote the vast array of businesses and services throughout Downtown Camas. 

The Explore Camas Passport is a fun way to engage and reward the community for supporting local. Passport holders collect stamps from participating locations through making a purchase, taking a class, or joining in on an activity. After accumulating at least 20 stamps, the passport holder is then eligible for a special discount or offer from each of those locations. Completed passports are submitted to the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce by September 30th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing valued at over $1500.

The Launch Party for the Summer Passport is Saturday, June 1. Look for Red Balloons throughout Downtown Camas identifying participating locations.

“Our group of 29 businesses have worked hard to develop this robust campaign to show our appreciation for everyone who shops and supports local small businesses. Camas has a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, and services set in a charming atmosphere. We are excited to introduce the Explore Camas Passport program and to give consumers another fun way to experience Camas,” said Suzanne Ferguson, owner of Juxtaposition.

Participating Businesses

  • 4Ever Growing Kids 
  • Allure Boutique 
  • Arktana
  • Autumn Leaf Books 
  • Caffe Piccolo 
  • Camas Antiques
  • Camas Boutique Hotel 
  • Camas Cellars 
  • Camas Plant & Gift
  • Feast 316 
  • Grains of Wrath 
  • Hidden River Roasters
  • Its Bookish 
  • Jazzercise Camas 
  • Juxtaposition
  • Keller Med Spa 
  • Lane Cellars 
  • Lily Boutique
  • Livewell Camas 
  • Natalia’s Café 
  • Nuestra Mesa
  • Papermaker Pride 
  • Periwinkles Toy Shop 
  • Poppy & Hawk
  • Red Door Gallery 
  • Runyan’s Jewelers 
  • Salud/Giatti’s
  • Sweet Intention Gift 
  • Tommy O’s

Sponsors: Edward Jones and Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce

The businesses are also planning to release a Holiday version of the Explore Camas Passport, November 1, 2024. The passport development, design, printing, distribution, and marketing funded and developed solely by this unincorporated group of business owners, working together to promote Downtown Camas and increase community engagement.

More information will be available on the merchant Facebook page Explore Camas Passport beginning May 28, 2024. This page will feature the VIP discounts available to participants once they have achieved 20 stamps and will announce the Grand Prize Winner.