Ah, summer. Finally, most of us can safely wear our lighter clothing and shoes for more than one day in a row. Of course, with the nice weather comes an opportunity to take part in something most Northwesterners don’t get to do a lot of during the winter months: Get outdoors and soak up the sunshine.
Many local eateries in Camas and Washougal have responded to that need by providing outdoor dining options. On a bright, warm day last Wednesday, several local residents could be seen enjoying their cuisine at different local restaurants in the great outdoors.
At Natalia’s in downtown Camas, Renee Sanders enjoyed breakfast with 7-month-old daughter, Ellen, and her parents.
“I love the fresh air and not being cooped up inside,” Sanders said.
At The Puffin Cafe in Washougal, Steve Brown and Karen Smith enjoyed a mixed drink in the warm sunshine, with reggae music playing in the background. The restaurant is unique in the area, in that it is actually a floating restaurant and features as much outdoor dining as indoor.
“We love the fish tacos here,” Smith said.
Added Brown, “It’s nice when the sun finally comes out and you can be outside.”