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At the head of deep-water navigation on the Columbia River, Vancouver is the oldest city in the state. It was founded in 1824 as Fort Vancouver by the Hudson's Bay Company. During the 1860's, the young town prospered with gold rushes to eastern Washington and Idaho. Connections with the Northern Pacific from Kalama and the increased river traffic furthered the town's development into a busy shipping center.

Vancouver is a two-time winner of the All-America City Award. The town serves as a suburb of Portland, Oregon, where many of Vancouver's residents are employed. It is also a gateway to recreational opportunities at nearby Mount St Helens and the Columbia River. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County. Interstate 5 runs through the city, near downtown.

There is also a Vancouver, British Columbia.

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

Hostess House | Magee Brothers Beauty School |
Airports Pearson Air Museum |
Art Events in Washington Rosa Art Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Vintage Inn Bed and Breakfast |
Education Crestline Elementary School |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Cana Realty Group | Dawn Ho Realtor | Jerry and Sara Rolling Realtors | Mike Weber Realtor | Richard Baker Real Estate Agent | Waters Edge Waterfalls |
Sports and Sporting Events Northwest Corvette Club |
Transportation Evergreen Field Airport | Fly For Fun Airport |

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05/27 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.