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Longview is located in Cowlitz County at the confluence of the Columbia and Cowlitz rivers. It lies along Interstate 5 in a region of extensive forests.

Longview was named for Robert A. Long, president of the lumber company that planned and built a new city in 1922 on the site of Monticello, which was destroyed by flooding in 1867.

Today Longview is a leading industrial city and deepwater port that produces and ships wood and aluminum products. Nearby is Mount St Helens, a volcano that erupted violently in 1980.

The urban area consists of Longview and neighboring Kelso.

There is also a Longview, Texas.


Education Lower Columbia College | Lower Columbia Community College |
History Cowlitz Indian Tribe |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Monticello Hotel/Motel |
Science Abernathy Fish Technology Center |

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10/17 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.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
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.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!