The northbound span of the Interstate Bridge, that crosses the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington, was closed Sept. 19-27, 2020 to replace mechanical parts that help lift and lower the bridge. The left lane of southbound I-5 approaching the bridge will remain closed around-the-clock through Oct. 2, while a new median barrier is installed. 

Heavy traffic, congestion, and long delays are expected in the region during construction, as well as days prior and following. For more information, follow the link below.

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Show Some Local Love

There is no question, COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the hospitality industry, resulting in staggering numbers for layoffs, closures, and temporary hiatus' with no clear end in sight. Many local restaurants, retail shops, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, and more rely heavily on visitor spending to survive, and we don't want to see another business have to close their doors for good. Help us support the jewels of Southwest Washington, and keep these businesses thriving so locals and visitors alike can enjoy them for years to come. Together, we are #CouveStrong.

Here's where you come in! We invite healthy locals and visitors (who are financially able) to safely experience Vancouver USA and all of Clark County by dining at independently-owned restaurants, shopping at local bookstores, exploring new wine tasting rooms along the waterfront, and more. Read our blog posts for guidance on how to travel and recreate responsibly under current laws, and check out our COVID-19 resources page to find out where our state, city, and county are at in the re-opening process. 

Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to us! Leave a message when calling 360-750-1553 or email us at services@VisitVancouverUSA.com. 

Programs

Clark County Main Street Support Program: The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is accepting applications now through Sept. 18 to assist small businesses (10 to 20 employees) impacted by COVID-19. View full eligibility criteria and apply: CREDC.org/ccmssp 

Grow the (360): Run by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, this program allows people to purchase gift cards to participating local merchants, representing a promise of future business. Gift certificate amounts range from $5 to $100; anything helps.

Restaurant Reboot: The Northwest Wine and Food Society is granting $2,000 to five restaurants in the Portland Metropolitan area determined by community vote. Nominate your favorite for the chance to see them gain recovery aid.

#MaskUpClarkCounty: We are asking all locals and visitors to do their part in properly masking up to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our community safe. Use the hashtag #MaskUpClarkCounty on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share your masked selfies with us!  The #MaskUpClarkCounty contest that you may have heard about is now over. But thank you for continuing to practice safety guidelines set by the State of Washington!

Helpful Links

Getting outdoors is a great way to avoid crowds and recreate safely. For an added bonus, get take-out from a nearby restaurant. Find more information about parks and trails, and outdoor recreation activities on our website.

Most of our breweries were "born and raised" right here in Vancouver, and their craft beers rival any from around the globe. Find a list and map of all of Clark County's sudsy spots here.

From the start, the Vancouver Farmers Market has adapted to statewide guidelines to allow for a safe shopping experience for all. Check them out on weekends, along with several other mid-week markets around the County.