Upping al fresco: Lakeside Camas restaurant could take outdoor dining to new level

Chuck and Janessa Stoltz, the owners of Camas’ unique, Lacamas Lake-adjacent Acorn & the Oak restaurant, had already weathered more than their fair share of hurdles when the city’s planning manager emailed another piece of bad news earlier this month: the city could not approve the couple’s plans to build a permanent cover over their back patio.

Camas mill cleanup ‘will take time’

Camas-area residents eager to see environmental cleanup work being done at the Georgia-Pacific (GP) paper mill site will likely need to settle for “later rather than sooner.”

‘New chapter, maybe even a sequel’

When four of the eight Washougal Business Association (WBA) officers, including president Kathryn Dudley, resigned in the fall of 2021, three of the remaining board members — Bolt Minister, David Stuebe and Chuck Carpenter — named Paul Greenlee as the nonprofit’s next leader.

Camas Brewing Co. opens in downtown Camas

Eric Duensing’s desire to launch a brewery in Camas sprouted from his desire to launch a brewery in Seabrook, a small-but-growing tourist town on the Washington coast.

Pasco man turns Washougal house into ‘Jurassic Retreat’

Todd Perkins became interested in dinosaurs after visiting a natural history museum with his family when he was 5 years old. Soon after, the movie “Jurassic Park” was released into theaters and became a worldwide phenomenon that turned Perkins’ interest into a borderline obsession.

Washougal man sets out to create high-quality affordable outdoor gear

David Hurt started to reevaluate his outdoor gear after watching a 2018 PBS documentary called “Into the Amazon” shortly before embarking on a multi-day wilderness excursion with friends.

Port wants to ‘reintroduce’ public to waterfront plan

The Port of Camas-Washougal completed a lot of “behind-the-scenes” work on the Parkers Landing Waterfront Development in 2021. Now it’s ready to reintroduce the project to the public as it looks forward to the first construction phase starting in 2022.

Public will have chance to weigh in on Georgia-Pacific paper mill cleanup

Seven months after at least 50 Camas residents and public officials urged the state’s Department of Ecology during an April 20 public hearing to push for more restrictive environmental cleanup standards at the Georgia-Pacific paper mill in downtown Camas, the public will soon be able to weigh in on the mill’s future environmental cleanup efforts.

‘Shop Small’ in downtown Camas this weekend

A feeling of lighthearted joy infuses downtown Camas’ latest business, Periwinkle’s Toy Shoppe, sending visitors down a memory lane filled with favorite stuffed animals, coveted figurines and treasured picture books.

Windermere Real Estate ‘shares the warmth’ in Camas