City of Rainier offices will be closed on Monday, September 23 to allow for staff training.

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    Originally founded in 1851 by Charles E. Fox as Eminence; Rainier, Oregon provides a nice variety of scenic views, historical landmarks, local area entertainment, fishing, camping, and outdoor exploration; as well as easy access to City Life and Entertainment in Longview, WA and Portland, OR. River beach access within minutes and ocean beaches within 50 miles.

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    Rainier A Street
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News and Announcements

Final weekend of rail line work underway in Rainier - detours in place through Monday, Sept. 16

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The final weekend of work relocating the rail line that runs on A Street is underway. The work will be taking place on the west end of A Street through Monday, Sept. 16.

West 2nd Street will be closed at A Street, but open between Hwy 30 and A Street for access to businesses along West 2nd St.

Eastbound A Street from West 2nd Street to 1st Street will be closed over the weekend to allow for construction. Westbound traffic will be open the length of A Street.

The construction will mean detours for traffic heading east from the boat launch, senior center, and adjacent residences. Traffic will have to use Veterans Way to Hwy 30 and reenter A Street at 1st Street.

All business on A Street will be accessible throughout the weekend,
but parking may be limited near the construction zone.

Glass Recycle Container Removed for Cleaning and Refurbish


The glass recycling container that was located near the City of Rainier RV park has been removed for cleaning and refurbishing.

When the container has been refurbished, it will be placed at an alternative site within the city. That should occur sometime in October.

The site and notification of re-establishment of the glass recycling container will appear in this space.

Camping available in Rainier, close to the boat launch.

Call 503 556-7301 for reservations. 



About Rainier, Oregon

This area shares an amazing variety of history; including the 'Lewis & Clark Trail' and a view of our namesake Mount Rainier and the impressive view of the northwest volcano, Mt. St Helens.

Rainier, Oregon Main Street - 1911
Penny Postard Image
Courtesy of Lyn Topinka 

The Columbia County frontage of the Columbia River offers some of the best Sturgeon Fishing year around, and is also perfect for camping and water recreations.