With over 20,000
residents, numerous large, high tech manufacturing industries, and
diverse businesses of all sizes, Camas has become a regional big player
from small town roots.
along the banks of the Columbia River in the eastern hilly portion
of Clark County, Camas offers spectacular views of Mt. Hood as well
as Portland, Oregon. Lacamas Lake provides hours of enjoyment, from
playground equipment for the little ones, serene nooks for the relaxed
fisherman, and long, winding hiking trails, for the adventurous,
where one could get swept up in the natural canvas of color.
With increasing business opportunities and making downtown "the
place to be," the City has established a Downtown Vision Coalition
to both conceptualize and implement strategies for attracting additional
growth in this vital area of the community. These ideals have been
instrumental in promoting diverse economic growth, encouraging development
of livable, family oriented neighborhoods, protecting open space,
and building parks and other recreational amenities. In short, creating
balance and harmony between jobs, housing and recreation.
Downtown Camas itself centers around a unique drive thru "shopping
mall". Trees, planters and many sitting areas on the main street
create a beautiful, relaxing place to do business, shop or just
have a cup of coffee with friends. The large, newly remodeled brick
library sits proudly overlooking the streets of downtown. The older,
well preserved downtown buildings have kept their charm and are
utilized by a diverse network of businesses to make a busy community
center. You will find charming antique stores, clothing shops, from
upscale boutiques to consignment stores to accomodate anyone's budget,
gift shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a large, historic theatre,
the local hardware and sports stores and much more. The recent courtyard
improvement to the middle section of downtown opens the area up
for movie goers, coffee drinkers, shoppers and pedestrians. Take
a trip downtown and bask in the warm, friendly, "Normal Rockwell"
setting, and walk away with a truly satisfying experience!
The opportunities of Camas do not stop there, however!
An array of shopping centers, plazas, and professional services,
as you drive east out of downtown. The businesses are nestled cozily
with the beautiful backdrop of the Columbia River and Mount Hood.
When it comes to business and the scenic; Camas has the best of