Business

American Empress arrives in Camas-Washougal

“Camas, Wash.” has been emblazoned on the stern of the American Empress paddlewheeler since 2014, but 2022 was the first time the Empress, the largest riverboat west of the Mississippi River, has attached itself to the Camas-Washougal dock originally slated to be the riverboat’s home port.

Camas business park advances

The Camas Planning Commission has approved preliminary plans for a nearly 943,000-square-foot industrial business park along Northwest Lake Road. The proposal, which would construct two warehouse buildings and one manufacturing building at 4707 (and 4723) N.W. Lake Road, across from the WaferTech campus, will now head to the Camas City Council for final approval.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce to host annual award banquet June 1

Camas kicks off Trails to Tables Challenge

Trap Door Brewing to open second site in Washougal

Trap Door Brewing is coming to downtown Washougal.

Washougal’s Hippie Granola Co. is branching out

Maurie Smith learned to cook and bake as a youngster, inspired by her aunts’ encouragement and cookbooks. Something “clicked” in her mind when she made granola for the first time, however, and she hasn’t stopped since.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce seeks ‘citizen, businessperson of the year’ nominations

Chamber seeks ‘citizen, businessperson of the year’ nominations

Camas-Washougal breweries expand reach

Two Camas-Washougal breweries are expanding their distribution reach.

Celebration of life planned for longtime downtown Camas business owner, ‘Painless Ric’

The family of Ric Mason – better known to many locals as “Painless Ric,” the owner of Painless Ric’s Tattoo Parlor – will host a celebration of life for the longtime downtown Camas business owner from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Black Pearl on the Columbia, 56 S. First St., Washougal.

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.