Rainier City Hall will not open until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, due to 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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A Big Week of Work on A Street in Rainier Means Caution for Drivers ...

A Street Parking
A Street Parking During Construction
Areas in red will be 'no parking zones' August 15-19
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Work on proving A Street in Rainier will kick into high gear beginning on the morning of Tuesday, August 13 with a week of work on both relocation of the rail line and replacement of a storm drainage line.

Beginning with Tuesday, August 13, crews will be cutting and removing sections of the existing street pavement between East 2nd and West 2nd to replace the storm water line on the south side of A Street. The crews will then move to the north side of the street to work on a water line tie-in.

Starting Thursday, August 15, crews will be working between East 2nd and East 4th to remove and replace rail lines. That work will continue through Monday, August 19.

Ongoing construction on A Street that week, may mean traffic delays, limited available parking spaces, and a need for caution in the area with workers and equipment moving throughout the area. Flaggers will be on duty as well.

There will be access to businesses, residences, and other facilities throughout the construction, but again, drivers are advised to be prepared for delays and congestion associated with the project.

For further information: Sue Lawrence, Public Works Director, City of Rainier 503-396-1736

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
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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.