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Downtown Camas restaurants have some fun Car Show specials today.

Starting with Feast @316, they have their Car Show Special giving you a choice of James Oliver American or Rye Whiskey and a Rainier “Tall Boy.”

Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at [email protected], 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


Natalia’s Cafe has four Car Show specials today!

They’re open from 7 am-7:30 pm, with these specials:

  • Hamburger $7, add cheese 50 cents
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich, $8
  • Chicken Curry Croissant, $8
  • Macaroni and Cheese, $8, add bacon, green onion and panko, $1

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


Car Show Specials
Grains is releasing Dive Bar today.

Grains of Wrath is releasing the Dive Bar Lager today — in time for the Car Show festivities. You can also still enjoy their Burger of the Week — a Jalepeno Burger with Cream Cheese!

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

Car Show
The Jalepeno Burger with Cream Cheese is ending its run as Burger of the Week.


Strawberry Basil Margarita.

Mesa is there right in the thick of the Car Show action this weekend!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

A BEER AT A TIME — Live Music

The space at A Beer at a Time is available for private parties and events! Call today and reserve your dates.

Live music tonight with Robby Mayer June 29th, 7pm-10pm., No Cover.

A Beer At A Time has 51 beers on tap plus 4 wines, 5 hard ciders, pizza, wings and other delicious options. And now serving Spirts.

216 NE 3rd Ave, Camas Washington 98607


Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Happy Hour Monday – Friday 2 pm – 6 pm Downtown Camas Association

Learn more about local restaurants: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/04/weekly-food-dining-guide-los-potrillos-serving-mexican-comfort-food.html

The highly successful Arktana Shoes is opening its second store in Felida (by Vancouver Lake) on Monday, July 1, with a special grand opening celebration set for July 23.

“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and we found the perfect spot here in Felida,” said owner Ann Matthews. “We’re so excited to make this happen. It’s a fun expansion, although there is risk involved. We have a good following in Camas and the surrounding areas, so feel it was time to grow.”

Matthews has been working with contractors for months building out the brand-new space to fit their needs. And, although it’s a new build out, the interior reflects the Camas store and overall Arktana Shoes brand with a red brick wall, clean lines, and quality products.

Photographer Lara Blair sat down with Matthews, and asked her several questions.

Question: Why another Arktana Shoes? Why open another store?

Answer: I started looking for a new location a year ago, and I looked all over the place. When I found this place there were already Camas-based businesses over here. Camas Star Cycle is out here, Grapes and Growlers, so is Los Potrillos, and we love them! It’s like a little hub of Camas that moved to Felida. I love this community and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

Arktana Shoes
Lara Blair interviewed Ann Matthews at her new Arktana Felida store.

Question: Is it risky?

Answer: It feels very scary. Are people going to find us? Will they support retail out here? It’s new here, there’s not a lot of retail out here. My gut drew me to this, and I have complete faith. We have such loyal clients.

Question: Who’s your client?

Answer: My client is anybody from mom’s to business people to those who travel. We cater to a lot of travelers. We have every day wear, but we also cater to the dressier side. One thing unique to Arktana is that we do extra extra small to 3X, we have the plus sizes and the little tiny sizes. Our shoes are sizes 5 to 11 and that is also a very important component. We buy the comfort lines that are a little wider, and we can accommodate the narrow foot, as well.

Question: How does the Arktana Felida differ from the Camas store?

Answer: The Felida store will have more clothing than the Camas store, but you will still see lots of shoes, although there will be different color options in Felida. You may see navy shoe in Camas, and red shoe in Felida. Or we might throw a red in Camas and a navy in Felida. And, if you want a red and we only have blue in Felida, we can bring over a red shoe from our Camas store. We’ll take care of you.

Question: Will Ann be at both stores? There’s concern that Camas will no longer see you.

Answer: That has been so funny to me. I have gotten the sweetest emails and texts. We are not going to close Camas. This is a second location. We are absolutely not leaving Camas. I will be at both stores. I’ll be honest, in ]uly I’ll be at Felida a lot more as we get this store up and running. I do intend to be at both stores in the same day. If somebody wants to be ahold of me personally, I will be accessible. I will be there for you — at both stores. I’m not going away.

The new store is located at 10706 NW Lakeshore Avenue, Suite 108, Vancouver, WA. Their special grand opening is scheduled for July 23. Learn more at www.Arktana.com

You can also view a past Arktana article: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2016/03/truly-scrumptious-sweets-visits-arktana.html


Love for the Linton’s took on a new meaning earlier this week.

The Jeff and Erin Linton Camas home was turned upside down recently when their four-year-old son, Camden, was diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). There is no known cure for DIPG.

The devastating news is still very hard for Camden’s parents to discuss. Camden undergoes radiation treatment several times a week, which is taxing on the entire family — both emotionally, and financially. Each day is a battle.

“We’re all very emotional right now,” said Erin. “But, we’re so grateful for this incredible love we feel from the community.”

The Linton’s are buoyed by their religious faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and the daily support system it brings. Fellow church goer, Kristen Gardiner, who’s been instrumental in supporting the Linton’s, said she’s felt all the emotions of pain, sorrow, love, and despair. But, she also felt she needed to try to help the family financially.

“We can’t take this problem away,” said Gardiner. “But, we can give them comfort and know they’re loved.”

On June 13, Gardiner sprang into action, and asked Erica Slothower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe in downtown Camas, via Facebook IM, to host a fundraiser. This reporter watched Erica read the message, and without a second’s hesitation, she agreed to do it.

“Wendy and I just jumped in!,” said Slothower. “We started to make a plan, Wendy reached out to businesses for donations, and we all got the message out. We set a date for June 24 and called it Love for the Linton’s, and used the hashtag #Carnival4Camden. We added the Silent Auction hoping we’d raise $20,000.”

Krista Gardiner, left, was presented with a $14,500 bucket of cash by Erica Slothhower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe. It only represented a portion of total funds raised.

Businesses lined up to support the carnival, and dozens of businesses and individuals donated gift baskets, gift cards, and services to support the cause. By June 24, Natalia’s Cafe was turned into a Silent Auction house, and the adjacent property and parking area turned into a kid’s carnival with food, games, and music. The event started at noon.

“It was an amazing experience,” said Carrie Schulstad, Executive Director of the Downtown Camas Association, which co-hosted Love for the Linton’s. “We far exceeded our goals! The people in Camas are amazing!”

More than 300 people made bids at the Silent Auction and the carnival was very well attended, and even extended its time allotment to 5:30 pm. The auction ended at 7 pm. 100 percent of proceeds would go to the Linton’s. Businesses ate the overhead.

“I’m having trouble piecing together words that adequately convey my gratitude for everyone who helped make today such a massive success,” said Gardiner. “So I’ll just say thank you. I’m overwhelmed by the love and generosity of our community. Thank you a million times over.”

At the end of the day, Slothower handed Gardiner a bucket with $14,500 in cash to deliver to the Linton’s.

“There’s still a lot more coming in,” Slothower said. “The Silent Auction money is still being counted.”

Gardiner broke down in tears.

While the Linton’s prefer to not disclose the final numbers, both the cafe and DCA report “the event far surpassed the $20,000 goal.”

“I love this town,” said Slothower. “We came together for a little boy and his family in their time of need.”

The Linton’s did briefly attend the event, but because of Camden’s condition they didn’t stay long. Erin Linton released this statement:

“There are no words sufficient to properly express our awe and humble gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from our Camas community.  It is life changing to be on the receiving end of such kindness from others, many who do not even know us personally.  The collective rallying power and genuine goodness we have felt has lifted us during our time of heaviness, making our hearts a bit lighter.  We are proud to call Camas our home and feel enveloped in so much love! Please accept our sincere thanks for all the support.”

The Linton Family

YouTube coverage of the Carnival and Silent Auction: https://youtu.be/9J45MuAiHpA

If you’d like to contribute, here’s the GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/love-for-the-lintons

Read more about the event planning here: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/06/carnival4camden-linton-fundraiser-today-noon-7.html

As a way of expressing gratitude for their customers, Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic, located in Downtown Camas, has great a Ultherapy promotion running this week.

Here’s the special: 25% off Ultherapy® full face and neck and receive a $600 serum! First 5 callers: 360-823-0795. The serum lifts and tightens the skin.

Ultherapy® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that utilizes the power of focused ultrasound technology, and sound waves to simulate collagen to lift, tone and tighten the skin. The Ultherapy procedure can be performed on the eyes, brow, face, neck and under the chin and chest. This technology stimulates the production of collagen resulting in continuous improvement of the tone and tightness. An Ultherapy procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the area treated. Ultherapy delivers outstanding results without surgery or downtime.

With over 30 years of aesthetic laser and skin care experience and expertise, Master Aesthetician, Lori Keller, knows that looking and feeling confident play a big part in our well-being.

“If you like how you look, you feel more positive and content in your daily life,” says Keller. “But environmental factors such as sun exposure, and physiological factors such as genetics and aging, all can play a role in changing your outward appearance. We help restore confidence by repairing some of the damage our environment and aging can cause.”

Ultherapy: Before and after.

When Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic (VLSCC) decided to move its offices to Downtown Camas, they brought more than 30 years of aesthetic laser and skin care experience and an array of treatments and products that rejuvenate skin and restore your youthful glow. They feel good when you look great.

Their office at 715 NE 5th Avenue is charming, and peaceful, and is part of the history and future of Camas, a quaint and successful town that many say is a city about wellness.

“We love being part of this wonderful and historic downtown scene,” said Keller, who owns VLSCC. “And, we invite you to come see what we’re all about. — from pre-teen/adult acne sufferers to mature patients.”

VLSCC offers many services, including: IPL, Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Ultherapy, Face and Leg Vein Removal, Botox, and more! They will be having a special on hair removals next, so stay tuned for that announcement.

To learn more, visit www.VancouverLaserSkinCareClinic.com

The annual Camas Car Show is coming this Saturday! Come stroll the beautiful streets of historic Downtown Camas and enjoy the many classic and custom cars and trucks that fill the town. Old favorites and new discoveries in this 14th annual event. Always an exceptionally fun time!

This event will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 from 3-8:00pm.

ALL SHOW CARS ENTER AT 5th and ADAMS. Due to the popularity of this event, we have some exciting changes to smooth flow this year! Parts of 5th Ave. will be used for staging cars that arrive earlier than noon.  We are not staging in the Georgia Pacific lot this year. Staging will be guided by parking attendants. Cars may start entering car show area at 12:00 noon. This time may flex a bit depending on volume of cars.

Admission is FREE to spectators.

Awards will include Best in Show, People’s Choice and a variety of Sponsors’ Picks (see list at bottom of page). Best in Show car will be featured on next year’s Camas Car Show poster and promotions! Goodie bags to first 100 cars and dash plaques to first 250 cars.

Raffles, live music by Bluez Cruizer, dance by the Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio and other family friendly entertainment including balloon art!

Car Show

Kids’ Coloring Contest! Color a cool car pic for a chance to win fun prizes–three age categories: 3-6 years, 7-10, and 11-14. Winners will be announced right before car awards. Free Hot Wheels car to the first 100 coloring contest participants!

Our Car Show benefits the Camas Washougal Treasure House Food Bank. Bring two cans of food and get a free raffle ticket!

Thank you so very much to our sponsors for this year’s Camas Car Show event possible! iQ Credit UnionBirch Street Uptown LoungeCountry Financial–Courtney WilkinsonExcavator Rental ServicesCarla Edwards–RealtorPrune Hill RealtySchlecht Constructionand the City of Camas.

We’re looking forward to another great car show in Downtown Camas!Here is a list of the trophies that will be awarded in addition to Best in Show and People’s Choice:

  • Best Ford
  • Best Mopar (Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth)
  • Most Original Paint
  • Most Authentic Vintage
  • Best Interior
  • Most Creative Paint
  • Best Bike
  • Best Custom
  • Best Original American
  • Best Backside
  • Best Topless
  • Best Pre-1950’s
  • Top Truck
  • Best Daily Driver
  • Shiniest on the Block
  • Best Work in Progress
  • Most Racy Import
  • Best Wheels and Tires
  • Best Muscle Car
  • Best Chevy

Natalia’s Café, local businesses, and the Downtown Camas Association invite you to a special event called “Carnival For Camden & Silent Auction: A Fundraiser” today, Monday, June 24 from 12-7 pm. Love for the Linton Family! Natalia’s is asking you to support this local family.

Natalia’s Café, located at 437 NE 4th Avenue in Downtown Camas, will host the the event, which  includes a Kids Carnival, from 12-5, and a Silent Auction with wine and appetizers, from 12-7 pm.

Camden Linton is a 4-year-old Camas resident who was just diagnosed with an inoperable and aggressive brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). There is no known cure for DIPG.

Camden and his family are well-loved members of Camas. His mom, Erin, works as a teacher/librarian at Grass Valley Elementary School, and his father, Jeff, works at Georgia-Pacific. Their other children, Kaden and Kennedy, are students in our Camas schools who have been raised to help and serve others.

Now, it’s their time to be served so some of their burden can be alleviated. 

Please join us in helping the Linton family. One hundred percent of the donations will go to their family. 

There is a $10 cover charge for the auction, which includes one adult beverage ticket. 100% of this charge will go to the Linton’s. The team at Natalia’s Cafe has been working for more than a week preparing for the event, and several businesses and local residents are contributing gift baskets, time and other donations to help out with the cause.

[email protected]

“We just want the family to feel loved and cared for,” said Erica Slowthower, owner of Natalia’s Cafe.

All activities are free, by donation.

Kids Carnival to include:

  • Carnival games
  • Rock Painting and Bracelet Making with Anna Norris
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Characters
  • Cotton Candy
  • Dippin’ Dots
  • Popcorn

You may also donate to the Linton GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/love-for-the-lintons

For First Friday, May 3rd, we will have a “Garden Gnome & Fairy Gala” in honor of the Camas Plant & Garden Fair the next week! 5-8pm with so much going on!

Find those mischievous gnomes and cute fairies in each participating location and see what kind of fun each is having! You’ll earn tickets to win great prizes for each location you go to!

Other activities will include:

  • Find the fairy houses through town and feed the fairies! (get the fairy food at the DCA tables in Journey! :))
  • Find the Toadstool Game sponsored by Carla Edwards, Realtor! Mini toadstools will be posted around town.  Find up to 5 and get free raffle tickets to win the Garden gnome and Fairy-inspired baskets donated by Carla Edwards. So much FUN!!
  • S’MORES with IQ Credit Union
  • Mini-pots are coming this First Friday (May 3rd) to downtown Camas businesses compliments of Norris Arts. So far, (in semi-geographic order) Hidden River Roasters, Natalia’s Cafe, Arktana, Attic Gallery, Caps ’n Taps, GOW, Lily Atelier, Nuestra Mesa, The Artful Attic, One Beer at a Time, Mill City Brew Werks, Cafe Piccolo, Camas Gallery and the Soap Chest have all agreed to hide some pots. Each will have a $5 coupon for classes or retail items at Norris Arts studio AND you get to keep the mini-pot!
  • Free May Day Baskets from Camas United Methodist Church!
  • Art gallery shows and receptions with refreshments:Attic Gallery: 421 NE Cedar St.
    Camas Gallery: 408 NE 4th Ave.
    Second Story Gallery: 625 NE 4th (upstairs library)
    Free gnome and fairy airbrush face painting by Mandi Straub and Ian Needham of mandi MOON Artistry in front of Journey. They’ll be dressed as garden gnomes for photo ops as well.
  • Have a talent? Come share at Journey’s very first “Open Mic Night” during First Friday. Sing a song. Play guitar. Do a comedy skit or stand up. Doors open at 5:30pm, performances between 6 – 8pm.  Performers will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Signups begin when doors open at 5:30pm.  This is a family-friendly event – kids/youth welcome to participate!
  • Three ribbon cuttings:
    • Coventry Gardens of London, 602 NE 3rd Ave. at 5pm – Coventry Gardens will have a drawing for a floral bouquet and a British Tea Basket, too!
    • Envyago, 602 NE 3rd Ave. at 5pm
    • Fuse at Flow Hot Yoga (Cycle and Barre), 321 NE 4th Ave @ 5:30pm
  • Gnome and fairy kids’ crafts, games and fun at the DCA tables in Journey
  • Painting with the Paint Roller in front of Journey!
  • After Hours Shopping–get a ticket to win for every $10 spent in downtown!
  • Much more!

Join us! Start at Journey, 304 NE 4th, and pick up your passport and activity list. May 4th, 5-8pm. Let’s have fun together in our downtown!

Camas, WA, —On Sunday, April 28th from 1-4pm, Downtown Camas will have a “spring cleaning” with weeding, litter pick up and flower planting. The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) invites community members to come share in this annual grass roots effort. Journey Community Church in downtown invites the volunteers to come early at 12:30pm for a grilled burger and hot dog lunch served by Journey volunteers.

In honor of Earth Day, which was started by Camas native Denis Hayes, the Downtown Camas Association, volunteers, local students, Journey Church, City of Camas staff, and other community members will be helping with:

•  Sidewalk and landscape bed clean-up

•  Weeding

•  Planting flowers and plants

•  Bark dust spreading


Volunteers meet in front of Journey at 4th & Birch (304 NE 4thto sign in. Journey will be serving lunch to volunteers starting at 12:30pm. All ages welcome to volunteer. Bring your own shovels, spades, buckets, wheelbarrows and garden gloves. Wheelbarrows are especially needed. Garbage bags and rubber gloves are provided for litter pick up. 

“We love to see the transformation of our town within just a few hours,” says Carrie Schulstad, DCA Executive Director. “Everyone comes together in a grass roots way, has fun and gets to see what a difference they make in the aesthetic and charm of our downtown. All ages can participate. Thank you to the City of Camas for all your help, to Journey Church for providing lunch and to all the wonderful volunteers that come rain or shine to beautify the town we love.”

The downtown improvements are done just in time to make downtown shine for the Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas on Saturday, May 11th.

Welcome to our Shopper’s Guide! For the cover, we feature a Barrel-Art Bottle Holder from The Artful Attic.

Display your favorite bottle or the next one to open for your guest. Made from wine barrel hoops and reclaimed wood. Available in natural, dark walnut or red mahogany stain. Base Approx: L12″ x W 5″. $52.

The Artful Attic Boutique has an abundance of local artwork, home décor, custom laser engravings, candles, skincare, greeting cards and so much more to help you find the perfect gift.

Visit www.ArtfulAtticBoutique.com or stop at their showroom at:

217 NE 3rd Avenue, Camas, WA 98607

Phone: 360-210-4947.


Bueno Sandals!

Arktana is having a Facebook Live Styling Event on March 26, 2019 from 8 pm – 9:30 pm. The team at Arktana will be Introducing their new clothing line and want to show you all the ways you can mix and match each piece! They will be pairing each outfit with their fantastic shoes.

Visit www.Arktana.com or stop by at:

415 NE 4th Ave
Camas, WA 98607
[email protected]

(360) 210-4077


Jacket by Anorak. $124.

Try on this fantastic jacket by Anorak, and see all of their new Spring arrivals! Lily has been serving customers in Downtown Camas for more than 15 years.

Visit today at 237 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607. 360-834-9215,


“Kitchen Thief”by Terri Axness.

Attic Gallery is having a 20% off sale during their remodel. Go see the beauty of “Kitchen Thief” by Terri Axness, and many other wonderful, original pieces of art.

Visit today at 421 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA 98607. Phone: 360-833-9747, or visit online at www.atticgallery.com


Camas artwork by Tim Johnson.

Marquita Call, of Camas Gallery, welcomes you to see the work by Tim Johnson, and so many local artists. Johnson specializes in artwork depicting local Camas scenes, and gives profits from his artwork to charity.

Located at 408 NW 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607.

Phone: 360-817-2415.

Lots of new things are happening at Artful Attic in Downtown Camas!

April 19th – 6:00-8:00pm
Wet Felting with Kim Cameron

21 and Older Only. Learn the basics of wet felting with Kim Cameron. During this two hour class Kim will teach you all you need to know to make this lovely clutch purse (Lisa uses hers as a cosmetic case – it’s awesome). To register for this art class, click here: https://artfulatticboutique.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dbce11e34d073afb82a2f2d5e&id=87375cf694&e=056514d411

April 20th – 6:00-8:00pm
Macrame and Crystal Wall Hanging with Kay Sims

21 and older only. Create your own beautiful Macrame and Crystal wall hanging. In this 2 hour class Kay Sims will instruct you on the basics of Macrame and you’ll leave with a super cool wall hanging that’s way more awesome that the macrame you remember hanging in your mother’s house.. 🙂 $45. To register for this class, click here: https://artfulatticboutique.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dbce11e34d073afb82a2f2d5e&id=d640e4b961&e=056514d411

Big changes are in store at Artful Attic! They are remodeling to better serve their customers and bringing in loads of fun new merchandise. Be sure to stop in periodically so you can see the transformation!

They also have another piece of gorgeous Camas public art coming to their exterior east wall. Local artist Anna Norris will be starting work on the mural as soon as weather allows.

To learn more, and sign up for the new email list, visit www.ArtfulAtticBoutique.com

Anna Norris has drafted mural plans for Artful Attic’s east exterior wall.