Welcome to picturesque Rainier, Oregon!
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.
News and Announcements
PUBLIC MEETING SESSION NOTICE
The Rainier City Council will meet Thursday March 14th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
at 106 West B Street. Rainier Ore.
Agenda Items include:* Meet and Greet Candidates for City Administrator Position
WORK SESSION MEETING NOTICE
Rainier City Council will meet Thursday March 14th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
at 106 West B Street, Rainier Ore.
Agenda Items include:* Candidate Edie Ball Interview
* Candidate Marc Howatt Interview
Ralph Painter Memorial Run Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:30 a.m. Rainier High School
This is a 5k walk/run and 10k run to honor the memory of Chief Ralph Painter of the Rainier Police Department. All run proceeds benefit the Ralph Painter Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Columbia County, Oregon.
Ralph Painter, a long-time resident of Columbia County and most recently Chief of Police for the city of Rainier, Oregon, was an avid runner for many, many years. An alumnus of St. Helens High School, Ralph was a member of both the cross country and track & field teams from 1972-74, excelling in the half mile, mile and two mile events. He was always a top contender in any race he ran and earned honors as an All-League Athlete and was nominated to the Who's Who in Track & Field his senior year. From 1974-76, Ralph continued to run while pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Clackamas Community College. Even after joining the Rainier Police Department in 1988, Ralph continued his passion for running. In 1990, he ran in the Police & Firemen's' Olympics in Canada, finishing 2nd in both the mile and 1/2 mile events. Ralph also ran in the Hood to Coast Relay several times and had been in training for the Portland Marathon, as he had promised his daughter Jennifer he would run the race with her.
On January 5, 2011, Ralph Painter was tragically killed while in the performance of his duties. This 10k memorial run has been established in his honor and all proceeds from the race will go into a scholarship fund for deserving high school seniors in Columbia County.
Rainier Police Department presents National Night Out - August 6th
National Night Out is a community building campaign designed to promote police-community relationships and to make our city a safer place to live. Our goal is to make this a fun filled, family friendly event.
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.
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.