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Washougal is a Clark County community along the Washington side of the Columbia River - a twin city of Camas.

Washougal is near the end of the last bad stretch of rapids on the Columbia River, which Oregon Trail emigrants had to brave in order to reach the Willamette Valley before the opening of the Barlow Road around Mount Hood.

Washougal was the first place settled by American pioneers in what would become Washington. The members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition camped near here on their return trip up the Columbia River.

Of special note, the Pendleton Woolen Mill has been in operation since 1912, and still produces the acclaimed woolen products.

The Washougal River, noted for its excellent fishing, joins the Columbia here.

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


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12/11 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.