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Founded in 1891 on the banks of the Nehalem River, Vernonia is a logging and recreational center. Lake Vernonia, formerly the mill pond for the lumber mill, is stocked with trout, crappie, and bass.

Vernonia is northwest of Portland via highways 26 and 47, situated in the back country of Columbia County.

The Vernonia Pioneer Museum is a popular destination for visitors to enjoy during summer months. The museum includes artifacts from throughout the county.

Vernonia is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.


Antique shops and shows Missing Pieces |
History Vernonia Pioneer Museum |
Oregon State Parks Banks-Vernonia State Trail |
Shopping Vernonia Mercantile |

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05/24 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.