Next City Council Meeting

Monday, January 10 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
Rainier City Hall
106 W B Street

Planning Commission

Wednesday, January 19 6 PM

Parks Committee

Tuesday, November 30 6 PM

Library Board

Saturday, January 8 2 PM

League of Oregon Cities

Small Cities Network Meeting
Friday Aug 6, 11AM

Rainier City Hall
Meeting Notice (pdf)
notary services

Notary services are available at City Hall, free of charge to the public, during regular business hours.


Rainier city offices will be closed Thursday Nov 26 and Friday Nov 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • Welcome to picturesque Rainier, Oregon!Welcome to Rainier

    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 Marina
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    Rainier A Street
  • City Park

    Rainier City Park
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News and Announcements

Applications Sought for Rainier City Council Vacancy

City Council

Applications are currently being sought to fill a vacancy on the Rainier City Council for a term that expires in January 2025. Applicants for the volunteer position must currently reside, and have been a resident for at least one year, within the city limits.

Councilors are expected to attend one regular meeting per month, which typically takes place on the first Monday at 6 p.m. Other meetings may also be scheduled, as needed.

Those interested in applying may pick up an application Monday through Friday, 9 5 p.m. at City Hall, 106 West 'B' Street or call 503-556-7301. The application deadline is January 28. Council will appoint the new member at its February 7 meeting.

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6 p.m., a Public Hearing will be held before the Planning Commission of the City of Rainier at City Hall, 106 West 'B' Street, Rainier, Oregon to receive public testimony regarding City-initiated text amendments to amend Municipal Code, Zoning Code Chapter 18 to implement Ordinances 1082 (Flood Damage Prevention amendments), 1083 (Annexation Chapter creation), and 1084 (Waterfront Mixed Use Overlay Zone amendments).

View Full Public Hearing Notice

Job Opening: Police Officer

The City of Rainer (OR) is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must meet DPSST standards for certification. A qualified candidate for this position is someone who is community minded with a strong team work ethic. Rainier is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements:

  • No felony convictions
  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Be able to pass a thorough background investigation to include Credit History, Criminal History and Driving Records and Psychological Examination
  • Be able to pass a medical screening and drug screening
  • Entry level officers will be required to pass both a written and physical test.

Rainier Police counts on on-call capability for off-duty officers, mainly in the early morning hours. Officers are required to be within a 15- minute response time.


RPD Employment Application

Applications are also available at the Rainier Police Department, located at 106 W. B Street Rainier Oregon or by calling 503-556-3644.

City RV Park Closed

At its Monday, May 3 meeting, the city council voted unanimously to indefinitely close the city's RV Park property at 696 West A Street. This closure came at the recommendation of city staff.

Local Matters on KLTV

KLTV Local Matters!!

Mayor Jerry Cole and City Administrator W. Scott Jorgensen appeared on the March 31 edition of Local Matters on KLTV.

Click the link below to watch the video:

KLTV Local Matters!!

COVID-19 Vaccine at Senior CenterMarch 19, 2021


The Rainier Senior Center is going to start giving the COVID vaccine on Thursday, March 25 and every other Thursday after that.

To get placed on the list, call the center at 503-556-3889 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or noon to 1 p.m.

There is no waiting list for people to get the vaccine. The list is prioritized by age and people with illnesses going first.


Covid-19 Vaccine

Have you tried finding a Covid Vaccination but are having a hard time figuring it out?

Please call City Hall between the hours of 09:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and leave your contact information with staff. A local dedicated volunteer on the Taskforce will help you schedule a vaccination.

Please note we do not give the vaccination.
We will do our best to help you find one.

Please Call 503-556-7301

View Flyer (pdf)

Road Closure

construction sign

The portion of 1st Street between the 500 and 600 blocks
has been temporarily closed to through traffic.

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.