September 7, 2023
Visitors to the Georgia-Pacific paper mill's interpretive center read about the Camas mill's historical highlights Friday, Sept. 1, 2023. The paper mill, located in downtown Camas, is celebrating its 140th year in business in 2023. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas mill celebrates its 140th birthday

Camas First Friday visitors who ventured into the Georgia-Pacific paper mill’s interpretive center on Friday, Sept. 1, were treated to a birthday party — complete with cake and free goodies celebrating the mill’s 140th birthday.

August 3, 2023
Siblings Bryce Caldwell (left) and Shelley Caldwell, owners of Bridge Island Arts and Vintage shop, stand inside their newly opened shop at 1902 S.E. Sixth Ave., in Camas, Monday, July 31, 2023. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Bridge Island Arts and Vintage opens in Camas

Bryce and Shelley Caldwell are no strangers to the art of retailing. The siblings, who recently opened their Bridge Island Arts and Vintage shop in southeast Camas, grew up in Indiana watching their mother, Linda Caldwell, run the country gift shop she operated for two decades.

July 20, 2023
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 Dakima Hicks poses for a photograph at her downtown Washougal botique, which opened for business earlier this month. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

‘More than just a store’

A large white sign, adorned with a photo of Dakima Hicks and the words, “I will never have it all together; I can only control me,” hangs on the west wall of the Daria Maria Boutique, downtown Washougal’s newest business.

June 1, 2023
An illustration shows a mixed-use complex with 46 apartments on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor being proposed for downtown Washougal at 1625 Main St. (Contributed graphic courtesy of the city of Washougal)

Mixed-use project proposed for downtown Washougal

A Portland real estate company and Washougal property owner have proposed building a mixed-use development — with 46 apartments on the top floors and retail space on the ground floor — in downtown Washougal’s Town Center District.

May 25, 2023
A man lowers his boat into the Columbia River at Parker?s Landing Marina in February 2021. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Port partners with Freedom Boat Club

The Port of Camas-Washougal is partnering with the world’s largest membership-only boat club to make Parker’s Landing Marina accessible to people who don’t own a vessel of their own.