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See the Winter Wonderland drive-thru light show at the Portland International Raceway daily through Dec. 31. Top left and right: The Christmas Ships Parade will hit the Willamette and Columbia rivers again this year. Center: Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo has been a Northwest favorite for years.

5 Vancouver, Portland light shows sure to produce ooohs and aaahs

See the Winter Wonderland drive-thru light show at the Portland International Raceway daily through Dec. 31. Top left and right: The Christmas Ships Parade will hit the Willamette and Columbia rivers again this year. Center: Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo has been a Northwest favorite for years.

December 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Vancouver-Portland area might be known for its long, dark winters, but if there’s one thing we Pacific Northwesterners know how to do, it’s cheer ourselves up with an array of spectacular holiday light shows. Several venues are, in fact, already open, welcoming the rush of sparkle-hungry spectators. These light… Read story

Fireworks light the sky above the just-lit Christmas tree in downtown Camas at the 2018 Hometown Holidays event.

A plethora of holiday celebrations, tree lightings in Clark County

Fireworks light the sky above the just-lit Christmas tree in downtown Camas at the 2018 Hometown Holidays event.

December 1, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

Nothing announces the start of the Christmas season like a community tree lighting. Everyone gathers outdoors, cheerfully tolerating the rain and cold, just to see their local tree come alight for the season. It truly is a bit of small-town magic. Here are four not to miss in Clark County. Read story

Thanksgiving may be over, but it's still stuffing season. Here's how I make cornbread dressing.

Mom’s recipe, my way: Cornbread dressing

Thanksgiving may be over, but it's still stuffing season. Here's how I make cornbread dressing.

November 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

Thanksgiving may have passed, but stuffing season is not over. This sweet-and-savory side dish has been around since the Roman Empire, used by a chef named Apicius to stuff roasted rabbits, pigs, chickens and, shockingly to our modern palate, mice. The first stuffing recipes are recognizably similar to contemporary versions,… Read story

Revelers gather in Esther Short Park early Friday evening after the annual lighting of the park’s Christmas tree.

Save the date: Mark your calendar for Clark County holiday events

Revelers gather in Esther Short Park early Friday evening after the annual lighting of the park’s Christmas tree.

November 24, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Life

Join the Rotary Club of Vancouver for the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Enjoy entertainment, live music, carriage rides and holiday treats. Santa and the elves will help everyone make merry as thousands of twinkling lights come alive at 6… Read story

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

Savor shopping in Clark County & gifts of season

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

November 24, 2022, 6:04am Business

Your Christmas tree may not be up yet, but these six Clark County stores are already brimming with gifts, decorations, clothing, books, toys and cards. They’ll remind you why in-person shopping is so much fun. It’s a chance to touch fabrics, smell candles, hear the tinkling of shop-door bells and… Read story

Mix natural elements with faux objects and knickknacks. Mix vintage with new and use things that don't normally go on the table for visual interest.

Spread joy with table settings for holiday meal

Mix natural elements with faux objects and knickknacks. Mix vintage with new and use things that don't normally go on the table for visual interest.

November 23, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Life

They say you eat with your eyes first, although it would be hard to squeeze a turkey sandwich past my glasses. But seriously, it is true that appearance can affect taste and lovely surroundings can elevate even the humblest meal. Read story

Lon Cheney in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."
Butternut squash is perfect for stuffing with rice, mushroom, onions, bacon and sage.

Get your fill of fall fave with stuffed butternut squash

Butternut squash is perfect for stuffing with rice, mushroom, onions, bacon and sage.

November 16, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

I loved stuffed vegetables. Peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, acorn and delicata squash are all delicious when stuffed. And I never met a stuffed mushroom with whom I didn’t become fast friends, even if the friendship ended with me eating the mushroom. Of course, a mushroom is a fungus and not a… Read story

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November 10, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

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