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.

April 27, 2023
A sign detailing a local business owner's proposal for a mixed-use development on

Mixed-use development proposed for ‘E’ Street

The owner of the Washougal Times restaurant has submitted an application to the city of Washougal to construct three buildings that will house apartment units as well as retail and industrial space.

April 13, 2023
Valerie Ross performs a song at her new downtown Washougal studio on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Pianist opens music studio in downtown Washougal

Some of Valerie Ross’ earliest childhood memories involve her mother teaching piano lessons to eager youngsters from their home in northern California. Gazing upon the teacher and student from across the room, she became mesmerized by the sounds they were making. She finally convinced her mother to teach her how to play when she was about 4 years old.