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
Single lane closure planned on SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge May 25
Early morning single lane closure planned on SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge for repairs May 25.
LONGVIEW - People who use the State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Longview WA and Rainer OR should plan ahead for additional travel time.
On Thursday May 25 Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews return to reinforce the fractured floor beam. Crews will also try to smooth out the bump from the temporary plate currently causing additional congestion and delays on the bridge. The plate will remain in place until the finger joints are replaced this July.
Thursday May 25 from 1:30 - 9:30 am travelers in both directions of the SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge will alternate intermittently through a single lane closure with flaggers.
Delays are expected while crossing the bridge - travelers should stay focused and watch for instructions from flagging personnel. No bridge work is scheduled over the Memorial Day holiday weekend
Rainier Clean-Up Day Saturday June 3, 2023
Rainier Clean-Up Day
609 West "A" Street
Behind the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the old RV park.
SATURDAY June 3, 2023 from 8:00am - 12:00pm
Household Hazard Waste Collection Event May 20, 2023
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
690 West A Street
SATURDAY May 20, 2023 8am - noon
SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge Closure Sunday, July 16 up to 8 Days
Five weeks of construction to replace expansion joints and floor beam begins week of June 12
LONGVIEW - The State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon will close to vehicle traffic for up to eight days beginning 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16 as Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews from Combined Construction, Inc. replace two bridge expansion joints and a fractured floor beam. Pedestrians, bicyclists and emergency responders will be able to cross the bridge during the closure except during a small window when the floor beam is being replaced.
Project construction is estimated to begin the week of June 12 and travelers should expect traffic delays or detours for approximately five weeks.
The closure of Lewis and Clark Bridge for up to eight days begins at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16.
- Emergency vehicles - including only ambulances with active critical medical needs or law enforcement emergency response - can use the bridge during the closure except when crews install the new floor beam. The timing of this work will be communicated in advance.
- Due to safety, no park and ride facilities are available.
- Before and after the closure, crews will reduce travel across the bridge to one lane each night beginning at 8 p.m. and alternate traffic through the work zone.
- There will be no single lane closures during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Friday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 4.
- For the safety of travelers and the construction crew, the work zone will have reduced speed limits.
Plan for longer travel times During the following times travelers should expect longer delays and congestion due to nighttime single lane closures:
- 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sundays through Fridays
- 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Fridays to Saturdays
- 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays to Sundays.
Plan ahead for lengthy detours
Public Hearing Notice
The city of Rainier Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on May 22, 2023, to consider a variety of proposed amendments to Rainier Municipal Code (RMC) Chapter 2.15 Planning Commission; Title 17 Subdivisions, and Title 18 Zoning. The proposed amendment to Chapter 2.15 would authorize the planning commission to set a schedule for its regular meetings at its last meeting of the year for the subsequent year. The hearing will start at 6:00 p.m. in the council chambers at Rainier City Hall, 106 W B Street, Rainier, OR, 97048.
2023 Street Sweeping Schedule
Street sweeping for the City of Rainier:
- March 9th
- May 11th
- July 13th
- September 14th
- November 9th
Please move vehicles out of the streets the evening before.
Lewis and Clark Bridge Joint Replacement Project
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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.