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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News and Announcements


pink badge
Miss Kay Steele
Miss Kay Steele

October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and the Rainier Police are showing support for the event by not only wearing pink badges on their uniforms, but by stepping up to raise funds for a local woman undergoing treatment for the disease.

Kay Steele, known to most as "Miss Steele," of Clatskanie, who has worked for more than a decade at the Chevron Food Mart in Rainier, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past July.

"I was lucky," said Steele. "I went in for a long overdue mammogram and they called me before I got home from my exam with the news. Before that, I had no symptoms."

Since that summer day, Steele has undergone treatment for her Stage I cancer and is praying for a successful recovery.

She gave up on trying to keep her hair through the treatment, and finally shaved it off. "It was a relief to not having it falling out in clumps," she said.

The biggest toll to her and her family has been her time away from work. She has used all her family leave time and is facing another round of treatment that will result in more time off the job.

To help to ease those concerns about money, the Rainier Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Gregg Griffith is holding a fundraiser at:

Rainier Chevron Food Mart
312 West B Street
on Saturday, October 26 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Donations will be taken and can be easily contributed by just driving up and handing them to a waiting officer.

Everyone has been touched by this disease at some point, said Griffith. We all know someone who has suffered from breast cancer or had a family member or friend faced with its challenges. We want to let the community know we care and this is a great way to give back.


recycle bin

After a time away for cleaning and refurbishing, the public glass recycling bin has returned to Rainier, Oregon - albeit in a new location.

Formerly located near the city wastewater treatment facility, the shiny new bin is now located at:

Riverside Community Church
305 West 3rd St
at the edge of the parking lot
next to a drop-off bin for used clothing.

The unattended bin, supplied and maintained by Hudson Garbage Service, will accept bottles 24-hours a day.



The League of Oregon Cities and CityCounty Insurance Services recognized the City of Rainier at the 94th Annual League of Oregon Cities Conference in Bend the weekend of September 27-28, 2019 for having no lost time injuries among its 18 full-time employees in the course of the reporting year.

The city and Mayor Jerry Cole were presented with the Gold Safety Award certificate at the annual meeting of municipal leaders.

"This award speaks highly of our employees and their attention to safety as they serve the city," said Mayor Jerry Cole. "Our staff is small and safe performance protects our workers, serves the public with consistent staffing levels, and keeps insurance costs low, all benefits to our community at large."

"The people of Rainier can be proud of the men and women who are dedicated to maintaining the quality of life in Rainier." - Mayor Jerry Cole

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.