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Yes, you can make your own crackers. With flour, butter and herbs, these will be the stars of your snack plate (if you don't burn them).

Get cracking making your own crackers

Yes, you can make your own crackers. With flour, butter and herbs, these will be the stars of your snack plate (if you don't burn them).

May 18, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

I’ve never made crackers before, although I’ve tried making another snack item, tortilla chips. I can’t remember how they turned out (they were, apparently, underwhelming). We go through quite a few crackers in our house, so I’m willing to give crackers a try. On the weekends when I don’t feel… Read story

Hidden House Market in downtown Vancouver offers a variety of lunch options, but only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until workers return to their downtown offices.

Laid-back lunchtime: Vancouver eateries offer variety of midday meals that appeal to patrons’ new leisurely approach

Hidden House Market in downtown Vancouver offers a variety of lunch options, but only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until workers return to their downtown offices.

May 13, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

Lunch has changed. People in business attire leaving their desks, lining up to eat at noon and then rushing back to the office isn’t happening anymore. Read story

Michael Perozzo, from left, and Cameron Johnson of Vice Beer chat with Eldy Prado of El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos in the former Barlow's Brewing location in southeast Vancouver.

Vice Beer brewery aims to open this summer

Michael Perozzo, from left, and Cameron Johnson of Vice Beer chat with Eldy Prado of El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos in the former Barlow's Brewing location in southeast Vancouver.

May 9, 2022, 5:49pm Clark County Business

A local brewer and a marketing business owner are starting a new brewery in Vancouver called Vice Beer, occupying the former Barlow’s Brewery near Mountain View High School. Read story

Next Dough Neighbor owner Matthew Schultz used proceeds from closing out his shoe-importing business to buy the pop-up business from Josh and Ashley Grossman and create a doughnut shop in downtown Camas.

Pop-up doughnut shop puts down roots in Camas

Next Dough Neighbor owner Matthew Schultz used proceeds from closing out his shoe-importing business to buy the pop-up business from Josh and Ashley Grossman and create a doughnut shop in downtown Camas.

May 6, 2022, 6:04am Business

Popular doughnut pop-up Next Dough Neighbor has a new owner and a permanent space in downtown Camas in the spot that previously housed Goji Grill. Owner Matt Schultz hopes to open by late May or June. Read story

Olga Mikhalets, proprietor of Sweet Touch Cafe & Bakery, loads up loaves of sourdough bread for baking on a recent morning. Her supply for bread loaves that she imported and baked in the shop was disrupted, so she started making her own sourdough, a return to her love of baking. Focusing on baking has helped Mikhalets cope with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis and worry about her father, who still lives in Ukraine.

Vancouver bakery owner bounces back with bread

Olga Mikhalets, proprietor of Sweet Touch Cafe & Bakery, loads up loaves of sourdough bread for baking on a recent morning. Her supply for bread loaves that she imported and baked in the shop was disrupted, so she started making her own sourdough, a return to her love of baking. Focusing on baking has helped Mikhalets cope with her multiple sclerosis diagnosis and worry about her father, who still lives in Ukraine.

May 1, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

The past few years have been hard on Sweet Touch Cafe & Bakery owner Olga Mikhalets. She received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis. The pandemic hit. Russia invaded her native Ukraine, where her father still lives. International upheaval snarled supply chains for butter, wheat, yeast and other items essential to her… Read story

IV Tea Co. owner Michael Hearn III brews a cup of papaya blackberry fruit tea with edible glitter at IV Tea on Broadway in Vancouver.

IV Tea Co. moves from Vancouver Mall to downtown

IV Tea Co. owner Michael Hearn III brews a cup of papaya blackberry fruit tea with edible glitter at IV Tea on Broadway in Vancouver.

April 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

Michael Hearn III recently closed his tea shop, IV Tea Co., at Vancouver Mall to open a new space in downtown Vancouver at East Evergreen Boulevard and Broadway. Read story

Elizabeth Sebastian of Little Miss Baketress sells butter mochi at the Vancouver Farmers Market.

Vancouver Farmers Market offers fun food on the fly

Elizabeth Sebastian of Little Miss Baketress sells butter mochi at the Vancouver Farmers Market.

April 22, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

I’m a grazer. I like to move around and eat little bits of a lot of things. Read story

James Mbuya, owner of a new coffee shop in Uptown Village called Richland Hub, takes a break behind the front counter Friday morning. The "Karibu" sign behind him means "Welcome" in Swahili.

Vancouver coffee shop owner serves coffee, mankind

James Mbuya, owner of a new coffee shop in Uptown Village called Richland Hub, takes a break behind the front counter Friday morning. The "Karibu" sign behind him means "Welcome" in Swahili.

April 18, 2022, 6:03am Business

One of the first things you’ll see when walking into Vancouver’s newest coffee shop, Richland Hub, is photos from owner James Bonny Mbuya’s village in Tanzania near Mount Kilimanjaro. Read story

Server Aaron Snoddy, from left, serves lunch on Thursday to Mark Ritzheimer, Gary Kercheck, Steve Peters and Scott Hampton at Grays Restaurant & Bar. Lunch is now served daily at Grays in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Grays Restaurant & Bar at the Hilton Vancouver Washington reopens for lunch

Server Aaron Snoddy, from left, serves lunch on Thursday to Mark Ritzheimer, Gary Kercheck, Steve Peters and Scott Hampton at Grays Restaurant & Bar. Lunch is now served daily at Grays in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

April 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

Grays Restaurant & Bar the Hilton Vancouver Washington returned to seven days of lunch service starting Monday. Breakfast runs from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by dinner from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at this popular gathering spot facing Esther Short Park. Read story

Elements Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Vancouver will serve an Easter Brunch.

After two years, Easter brunch is back in Vancouver

Elements Restaurant on Main Street in downtown Vancouver will serve an Easter Brunch.

April 8, 2022, 6:00am Business

After two years of socially distanced celebrations, Easter brunch returns to Vancouver this year. Breakfast buffets haven’t made a comeback, but families can gather again and celebrate this holiday of rebirth by dining on fluffy eggs and crispy bacon while sipping bubbly mimosas. Read story