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Portland resident Marco McLean enjoys a relaxing morning while visiting Bula Kava House in Southeast Portland. The bar's owner is planning a second location in downtown Vancouver.

Kava bar coming to downtown Vancouver

Portland resident Marco McLean enjoys a relaxing morning while visiting Bula Kava House in Southeast Portland. The bar's owner is planning a second location in downtown Vancouver.

December 7, 2021, 6:05am Business

Vancouver’s first kava bar is coming around late March of next year to the former Lucky Loans building at 614 Main St. Read story

Smoke Spice Cardamom Latte at Relevant Coffee.

Vancouver coffee, tea shops offer variety of beverages for holiday season

Smoke Spice Cardamom Latte at Relevant Coffee.

November 26, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Business

Starbucks took eggnog lattes off the menu this year, leaving us as bewildered as Whoville after the Grinch snatched all the town’s Christmas presents. Fortunately, fans of this creamy, nutmeg-sprinkled concoction can find solace at several local spots offering their versions of this Yuletide favorite. Read story

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/aug/19/hit-the-spot-smash-burgers-soon-to-be-available-in-vancouvers-uptown-village/">set to open in Uptown Village</a>, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through.

Hit the spot! cancels lease for Uptown Village spot after supply snags

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/aug/19/hit-the-spot-smash-burgers-soon-to-be-available-in-vancouvers-uptown-village/">set to open in Uptown Village</a>, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through.

November 17, 2021, 6:02am Business

The much-anticipated smash burger restaurant hit the spot!, set to open at Uptown Village, is changing its plan after lease negotiations fell through. Read story

Matt Schiffman's new Magnolia Tavern brings an adult flair and Southern cuisine to Vancouver's northeast corner.

Southern Kitchen & Bar: Magnolia Tavern opens near Hockinson

Matt Schiffman's new Magnolia Tavern brings an adult flair and Southern cuisine to Vancouver's northeast corner.

November 16, 2021, 6:05am Business

After months of anticipation and delay, Magnolia Tavern opened Nov. 6 near Hockinson. The Southern kitchen and bar at 8611 N.E. Ward Road was originally slated to begin business in June 2020. Read story

Bites by Bella is selling pandesal (Filipino rolls) for the holiday.

Clark County stores, restaurants give you a leg up on Thanksgiving dinner

Bites by Bella is selling pandesal (Filipino rolls) for the holiday.

November 12, 2021, 6:02am Business

If you don’t want to put together a full Thanksgiving meal, local businesses can help you fill the gaps. Whether you’re after a complete meal including turkey or just a few dishes to embellish what you’ll cook, plan ahead. Reservations and pre-orders at these popular spots run out quickly, so… Read story

Dana Deronjic plans on opening a Bosnian restaurant called 7 Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

Bosnian restaurant planned for downtown Vancouver

Dana Deronjic plans on opening a Bosnian restaurant called 7 Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

November 9, 2021, 6:01am Business

Dana Deronjic plans on opening a Bosnian restaurant called 7 Restaurant in downtown Vancouver next to Elements Restaurant later this year. Read story

Melissa McCusker prepares for customers Sept. 14 at The Sedgwick in downtown Vancouver.

The Sedgwick in downtown Vancouver an invitation to adventure

Melissa McCusker prepares for customers Sept. 14 at The Sedgwick in downtown Vancouver.

November 5, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

On a recent Saturday afternoon, I tried out The Sedgwick with a friend. Read story

Kimberly Johnson, co-owner of Final Draft Taphouse, founded the all-women Couve Brew Bevy. "I have a passion for bringing women together around a pint," she said.

Couve Brew Bevy brings together women who share love of beer

Kimberly Johnson, co-owner of Final Draft Taphouse, founded the all-women Couve Brew Bevy. "I have a passion for bringing women together around a pint," she said.

October 29, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Kimberly Johnson, co-owner of Final Draft Taphouse, began the Couve Brew Bevy to bring women together to share their love for craft beer. Johnson participated in a similar group in Portland and wanted to bring the same mix of sisterhood and suds to Vancouver. Read story

Saap's His & Hers with pisco, yazu liqueur and raspberry syrup; Dolce Passione with vodka, Cava, passionfruit, and vanilla.

Cocktails top notch at Saap in Vancouver

Saap's His & Hers with pisco, yazu liqueur and raspberry syrup; Dolce Passione with vodka, Cava, passionfruit, and vanilla.

October 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

On a recent Sunday evening, I visited Saap Fusion Kitchen, which opened earlier this year in the space at Grand Central Retail Center that housed Lapellah for 12 years. Read story

The Brewing Bridges Collaboration Festival runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.

Great pairings on tap at Brewing Bridges festival

The Brewing Bridges Collaboration Festival runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver.

September 24, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Southwest Washington brewers struggled with COVID-19 regulations, staffing shortages and supply-chain problems for the last couple of years. The cruel wrath of the pandemic has subdued this typically jovial group that enjoys get-togethers. Read story