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.

March 30, 2023

Brewers Alliance accuses former distribution company of ‘bullying’

A nonprofit organization that supports breweries in Southwest Washington says that its former distribution company is “strong-arming” and “bullying” its businesses, including Washougal’s 54-40 Brewing Company and Trap Door Brewing, and Camas’ Grains of Wrath Brewing, by assigning them to “alternate distributors” without consulting them.

March 30, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Hannah Schrager 
 Washougal resident Hannah Schrager shows off a Western serviceberry plant at Good Year Farms in April 2022.

Native plant nursery blossoms in Washougal

Hannah Schrager didn’t consider herself to be particularly “outdoorsy” when she was growing up, even though she thought at one point that she wanted to become a vegetable farmer. But now, every time she sees the leaf of a Trillium flower or trout lily delicately emerging from recently thawed ground in springtime, she experiences feelings of wonder and awe.

March 23, 2023
Washougal's 54-40 Brewing Company is "currently looking at every reasonable opportunity out there for distribution, including self-distribution and start-up (companies)," according to co-owner Bolt Minister (pictured above). 54-40 Brewing lost its current supplier after the Ridgefield-based Corwin Beverage Company dissolved its craft beverage distributors. (Contributed photo courtesy of 54-40 Brewing Company)

Distribution company’s sale to PepsiCo causes dismay

A Ridgefield-based beverage distribution company’s decision to dissolve its craft beer distributors will “injure” many local and regional breweries, including Washougal’s 54-40 Brewing Company and Camas’ Grains of Wrath Brewing, “for years to come,” according to a nonprofit organization that represents Southwest Washington beer makers.

March 23, 2023

$100M available to pandemic-impacted businesses

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced a new grant opportunity for businesses in the hospitality and lodging industry that suffered business losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 16, 2023
Professional chef Kara Hendrie stands outside the building in downtown Washougal that will soon house her catering business, Miere Catering, on Monday, March 13, 2023. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Miere Catering moving to Washougal

Kara Hendrie decided to start a small catering business to complement her full-time job as a chef for a cafe in downtown Portland, in 2019. The side-gig started small but quickly grew into something that demanded more and more of her attention.

March 2, 2023
The Port of Camas-Washougal is partnering with Clark Public Utilities to construct an 800-megawatt solar grid at its industrial park, similar to CPU's first solar project at its Orchards solar project (pictured) in Vancouver. (Contributed photos courtesy of Clark Public Utilities, Port of Camas-Washougal)

Port writes the book on sustainability

Port of Camas-Washougal officials have been promoting renewable energy sources lately — partnering with a county agency to install solar panels at its industrial park and taking the lead on installing electric vehicle chargers in East Clark County — and, now, the Port has literally written the book on how public agencies and businesses can improve their decarbonization efforts.