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Tacos in the Park kicks off festival season in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park

Tacos in the Park kicks off festival season in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park today. The weekend-long event will serve up tacos, tequila, craft beer and live music, including a performance by country singer Britnee Kellogg. → Read More

East Vancouver’s Pied Piper Pizza plays a new verse

After 50-plus years of providing Vancouverites a place to eat pizza, play video games and celebrate in their banquet rooms, Ray and Cheryl Eggert have sold their business, Pied Piper Pizza. → Read More

Short and Sweet boba, banh mi shop to open in Rosemary Cafe site in downtown Vancouver

Boba lovers, banh mi mavens and mochi doughnut denizens will soon have a new downtown spot to savor their culinary obsessions. → Read More

Pop-up doughnut shop puts down roots in Camas

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 More

’Tis the season for local greens at restaurants in Clark County

Despite April's cold weather, Clark County farmers have harvested a bounty of spring vegetables that can be found on local restaurants’ menus. → Read More

IV Tea Co. moves from Vancouver Mall to downtown

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 More

Jorge’s Margarita Factory in downtown Vancouver to reopen April 26 as Diosa

Ten years after opening Jorge’s Margarita Factory in downtown Vancouver, Jorge Castro and his company Pearl West Restaurant Group have transformed this family-friendly spot for street tacos, fajitas, and oversized margaritas into Diosa — an intimate space for adults to experience sophisticated Mexican cuisine and theatrical tequila-centric cocktails. → Read More

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

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 More

Pioneer Street Restaurant strives to locally source food, reduce waste

RIDGEFIELD — Jeff and Johanna Herron opened their new downtown Ridgefield restaurant, Pioneer Street Restaurant, on Friday in the space formerly occupied by Pioneer Street Cafe & Bakery, 207 P → Read More

Clark County chefs root for carrots

Cauliflower had its moment. Buffalo cauliflower wings, cauliflower rice and cauliflower steak popped up on menus at various restaurants. Then corn ribs, quartered corn cobs seasoned and air fried until curly, took over TikTok and everyone lost their plant-based minds. → Read More

OMW Uptown Market opens in Vancouver space formerly occupied by Sugar & Salt

Newlyweds Poppy Marler and Will Kitchen opened their wholesome convenience store OMW (On My Way) Uptown Market on Saturday in the space formerly occupied by Sugar & Salt Bakery. → Read More

Bleu Door Bakery reopens, expands in Uptown Village Vancouver

After two years of being closed to indoor dining, Bleu Door Bakery in Vancouver’s Uptown Village reopened its blue door on March 1. → Read More

Creekside Barbecue expected to open in Salmon Creek in April

Creekside Barbecue will soon open at 910 N.E. Tenney Road in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Schmizza in Salmon Creek. → Read More

Vancouver Farmers Market vendor SOMA opens taproom that’s open all day, every day

SOMA, a popular vendor at the Vancouver Farmers Market, opened a 24-hour kombucha bar several months ago in Uptown Village at 2407 Main St. SOMA’s products were available on tap at Arnanda Naturals, which formerly sat in the same space. → Read More

Sifton-area’s Magnolia Tavern a taste of New Orleans

Magnolia Tavern sits in a Sifton strip mall alongside an H&R Block and a nail salon. Walk through the doors, however, and you’re surrounded by cushy leather booths, ornate wrought-iron chandeliers and a sleek bar stacked with spirits worthy of a swanky night spot in New Orleans. → Read More

Fleur Chocolatte & Wine opens on Main Street in Vancouver

Kendra Zern and Kurt Van Orden are preparing for their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple — and as owners of a chocolate shop. → Read More

2021 brings new restaurants to Clark County that treat dining as an experience

The pandemic chaos that upended restaurants settled down over the past year. Although labor shortages and supply chain disruptions continued to plague the industry in 2021, the return of indoor dining created a sense of normality. → Read More

Clark County restaurants offer options for reveling on New Year’s Eve

Several restaurants will host New Year’s Eve gatherings this year, good news for those who are ready to venture out after being stuck at home. Whether you’re an extrovert seeking to show off a glittery gown and fancy face mask, or a parent who can’t find a babysitter, you’ve got options. → Read More

Couple to open community gathering space in downtown Ridgefield in July

RIDGEFIELD — Renee and Justin Serface recently bought the little white church in downtown Ridgefield at 113 South Main Ave. to create a community gathering space. They plan on having a grand opening on July 4 to coincide with downtown Ridgefield’s Independence Day celebration. → Read More

Thankful for your ample feast? Share it with others Clark County

Thanksgiving Day provides time to be thankful and show gratitude. Those who have been blessed with a warm home, plenty of food and a day off can show appreciation by feeding neighbors who have struggled this year. → Read More