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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

Clark County health inspections, May 3- 10

May 13, 2022, 5:35am Clark County Life

May 3-10 Read story

Dog walkers are frequently in and around the Lauretta Norene Forest Preserve and Groth Nature Area, located right alongside the Lucky Memorial Dog Park in Brush Prairie.

Two small forest preserves show what Clark County farmland used to be

Dog walkers are frequently in and around the Lauretta Norene Forest Preserve and Groth Nature Area, located right alongside the Lucky Memorial Dog Park in Brush Prairie.

May 12, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

If a tree falls in the forest but nobody hears it, can it still be reported by your local newspaper? Read story

Refuge photo contest accepting submissions

May 12, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Refuge photo contest accepting submissions Read story

The Hough Elementary School after school program Youth Escola de Samba drum and march together during the Children's Cultural Parade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Friday, May 11, 2018. The National Park Service, the Evergreen School District, and the Vancouver School District came together for the annual event to support local students and celebrate the region's historical diversity.
Cars snake along the Historic Columbia River Highway along the waterfall corridor in the Columbia River Gorge. Congestion on busy days has been so bad the traffic impairs the ability of emergency vehicles to respond to accidents.

Permits will soon be needed for scenic Columbia River Gorge drive

Cars snake along the Historic Columbia River Highway along the waterfall corridor in the Columbia River Gorge. Congestion on busy days has been so bad the traffic impairs the ability of emergency vehicles to respond to accidents.

May 12, 2022, 5:55am Clark County Life

Visitors to the Columbia River Gorge wishing to drive the historic highway waterfall corridor after May 23 will need a permit to do so. Read story

Don't throw your dandelions in the yard-waste bin! Pluck the petals for these springy Lemon Dandelion Cupcakes.

Just Dandy! Lovely lemon dandelion cupcakes a springtime treat

Don't throw your dandelions in the yard-waste bin! Pluck the petals for these springy Lemon Dandelion Cupcakes.

May 11, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

May is peak dandelion season, in case you haven’t noticed. These cheery golden flowers are blooming en masse, blanketing grassy fields and — horrors! — scattered across your lawn. I don’t mind a dandelion or two or 20. I admire their scrappy determination to flourish in spite of our best… Read story

BBQ festival at ilani seeks competitors

May 11, 2022, 5:58am Clark County Life

The inaugural Smokin’ Hot BBQ Festival and Competition June 24-26 at ilani invites competitors to vie for a slice of $15,000 in prize money. Read story

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

Historic Trust cancels Fourth of July fireworks at Fort Vancouver

Fireworks light the night sky to the delight of the crowd during Fourth of July festivities at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Thursday evening, July 4, 2019.

May 10, 2022, 10:50am Clark County Life

A smaller, fireworks-free event at Fort Vancouver will replace the Independence Day fireworks extravaganza this summer after two years of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Terry Aitken of Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens looks over different types of irises growing in his fields on Wednesday afternoon. A past president of the American Iris Society, Aitken is a world-renowned hybridizer of irises.

Aitken’s Salmon Creek Gardens ready for iris bloom season

Terry Aitken of Aitken's Salmon Creek Gardens looks over different types of irises growing in his fields on Wednesday afternoon. A past president of the American Iris Society, Aitken is a world-renowned hybridizer of irises.

May 10, 2022, 6:04am Business

Because it’s been a cold and rainy spring, the iris blooms are later than usual at Aitken’s Salmon Creek Gardens, but owner Terry Aitken is enthusiastic about what the growing season will bring. Read story