My previous work life graced me a handful of great friends. Being involved in each others lives on a day to day basis you get to know people and their families pretty well. I had fun listening to my friend Jude tell updates and stories about her high school daughter Erica who would also stop by the office to visit her mom sometimes with her high school sweetheart Morgan in tow. Fast forward a few years and that high schooler is all grown up and has bought her first brand new home in Camas. Erica and her high school sweetheart Morgan chose me to be their Realtor which I feel so happy and honored to have been able to represent them.
Camas is a beautiful city on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Here are some of our favorite things about Camas:
Lacamas Lake – Located just minutes outside of downtown Camas, this amazing public forested park has 312 acres of fishing, kayaking and other outdoor fun, like a 6 mile network of hiking trails. Packed with plenty of wildlife, like bald eagles, deer and beavers, you’re sure to have fun and see something interesting when you spend a day, or even an hour, at the lake.
Camas Days – At this annual festival, located on and around NE 4th Avenue (the main street in historic downtown Camas), you’ll find arts & craft vendors, plentiful wine & microbrews, food carts, live music in the park and in local establishments, parades, kids activities, a softball tournament and the annual favorite – bathtub races in front of City Hall.
Liberty Theater – With prices ranging from $4-$6, this historic, art-deco theater features a broad range of second run movies, art house favorites, and foreign films. Built in 1927 and renovated in 2013, when the Liberty upgraded to digital video and audio, and divided into two viewing venues — a 300-seat auditorium and the 29-seat Granada Studio, which is primarily for independent and foreign films.
Food & Drink
- A Beer at a Time – this large tap house features hundreds of beers & ciders on tap and in bottles, plus pizza, pretzels, and mac & cheese on the menu, with the occasional live band providing entertainment.
- Mill City Brew Werks – a family restaurant with a full cocktail bar and 10,000 sq. ft. of beer brewing on site.
- Caffe Piccolo – a traditional espresso shop, selling a variety of paninis, plus pastries from Marsee Bakery
- Birch Street Uptown Lounge – this classy place feels a bit like stepping into a Humphrey Bogart movie – a dark and cozy cocktail lounge with live music (usually a jazzy duo) every Friday & Saturday, and serves some of the best cocktails in the city.
- Also, coming soon, Michelin-starred chef Peter Rudolph will be opening a new restaurant this month in downtown Camas
Marisa Swenson – Licensed in OR & WA