Washington State has issued a new re-opening strategy that will remain in effect at least until the end of June. Find out what's open, what's closed, the latest guidelines for mask wearing, and how to support small businesses this spring and summer on our COVID-19 resources page.

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Farmers Market Round-Up

In Vancouver USA, there is a market for almost every neighborhood to stroll through for fresh, local produce and handmade trinkets. In addition to the nationally recognized Vancouver Farmers Market, which continues to amaze visitors on weekends, neighborhood markets attract mid-week shoppers and…

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Tap Trek: The Couve's Downtown Breweries

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg for Vancouver USA For the uninitiated to Vancouver’s craft beer scene, a trek through the tap turf of the city’s downtown breweries provides an easygoing orientation. With 10 breweries and taprooms located within a walkable one-and-a-half-mile stretch (word to the wise:…

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Vancouver vs. Portland

Picture the shores of the Columbia River, the border between Oregon and Washington, surrounded by beautiful forests, mountains, and diverse wildlife. On the southern bank is Portland, and on the northern bank is Vancouver. Some may say it’s easier to find similarities than differences between these…

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Wine Tasting on the Vancouver Waterfront

The Vancouver Waterfront has attracted renowned wineries from all around the state and Pacific Northwest to open tasting rooms along the north shore of the Columbia River, impressing everyone from the casual connoisseur to the enthusiastic oenophile. The farthest west and the first to open on the…

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Nature escapes within 20 miles of downtown Vancouver

Vancouver USA is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Recreation enthusiasts and nature seekers alike will appreciate the ease of access to fresh forest air and quiet lakeside meandering without having to venture far from the city. Here are five natural escapes within 20 miles of downtown Vancouver (with a…

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