Sweet First Friday Theme for February!

February First Friday’s theme is “Chocolate Affair to Remember” with chocolate treats, wine tastings, Downton Abbey fun, and much more! Click here for all the info and join us for a fun night in Downtown Camas!

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Attic Gallery Now Open!

Attic Gallery is now part of the Downtown Camas family! A well-known art gallery in Portland since 1973, they are now in Camas bringing exceptional art and artists with them! The new location at 421 NE Cedar is filled with colorful, fine art paintings in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media as well as bronze, metal, clay, and wood sculpture all by contemporary artists. They will also soon have a full service custom frame shop on site.

The community gave Attic Gallery a warm welcome (and lots of cheering!) as they celebrated their ribbon cutting and grand opening during the First Friday festivities on Jan 8th. Such beautiful and thought provoking local art. Make sure to stop in soon if you haven’t already! 421 NE Cedar. We are lucky to have them in Downtown Camas.

For pictures of the ribbon cutting celebration, click here!

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“CLUE in Downtown Camas!” Was a Hoot!

Oh my gosh did we have fun! Started the night with the ribbon cutting at Attic Gallery–amazing–and then enjoyed finding clues all through town to solve the mystery! Live music, the CLUE movie, kids crafts, and all the great shopping and dining throughout town made for a festive time together.

For those who want to know–Mrs. White was the gulity one and the Camas MIll was the place! For pictures of the event, click here.

Thanks to all the sleuths, merchants, and volunteers for creating a memorable night in Downtown Camas!

New 2016 Downtown Camas Event Calendars!

Our 2016 Downtown Camas Event Calendars are now available! First Fridays on one side and Signature Events on the other. They can be found in downtown businesses or at below link. Lots of fun planned for the new year–join us!

Printable version of both the 2016 First Friday and Signature Event Calendars here!

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The Golden Ticket Event Goes through December 18th!

 

The Golden Ticket Event will start on November 27th and run through December 18th. For every $25 you spend in a participating merchant, receive a “Golden Ticket” that enters you to win a $50 gift certificate from that merchant! Plus your tickets will be entered into the Grand “Golden Ticket” drawing for a $150 Downtown Camas Shopping Spree, compliments of Carla Edwards, Real Estate Broker!!

Golden Ticket participating merchants include: 4Ever growing Kids, Arktana, Caffe Piccolo (earn a ticket with every $10 spent), Cake Happy (earn a ticket with every $10 spent), Camas Antiques, Camas Bike and Sport, Flow Hot Yoga, Lil Dudes and Divas, Lizzabeth A, Navidi’s, and The Soap Chest.

A great extra bonus for doing your holiday shopping in Downtown!

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Hometown Holidays Was Magical!

What an amazing night! Hosted and organized by the City of Camas, Hometown Holidays included the tree lighting, snow! fireworks! photos with Santa, crafts, hay rides, Camas Schools entertainment, cocoa, holiday shopping, art shows, and more! For pictures of the event, click here. Thank you City of Camas Parks and Rec for a spectacular evening!

Holiday Sip & Shop Fun in Downtown Camas!

Even with a few sprinkles, this was an exceptionally fun night out on the town! Holiday shopping, tastings, caroling, laughs, libations, Tappin’ Santas, and a ride on the double decker bus with the tour of the historic 1923 Mill Manager’s House. The home was amazing! Thank you to all that came and supported Downtown Camas. For pictures of the event, click here! Hope you can join us in 2016!

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Hometown Holidays Coming First Friday in December

The Hometown Holidays annual celebration put on by the City of Camas will be on First Friday December 4th from 6-9pm.

Photos with Santa, crafts, lighting the Christmas tree, hay rides, Camas Schools entertainment, food & refreshments – it’s all back this year for this popular community event.

Activities include welcoming entertainment at 6:00PM in front of Liberty Theatre, by Camas High School’s Brass Ensemble and the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mayor Scott Higgins at 6:30PM. Photos with Santa start early this year, at 6:00PM. From 6:45PM to 9:00PM, Downtown Camas will be bustling with over 15 school and community choirs, bands and dancers, photos with Santa, tractor hay rides, crafts for the kids, street food vendors, and downtown restaurants and shops open for business.

The event continues to be free, thanks to the financial support of Columbia Credit Union, Your Party & Event Center, Windermere Real Estate, Unitus Community Credit Union, and in-kind donors and volunteers. All of the event activities are free. Of course, you’ll pay to eat at the various restaurants and food vendors that night and to shop for your holiday gifts in Camas’ well-known historic downtown.   The tree-lighting happens at 6:30pm sharp; you don’t want to be late.

“Each year just gets better and better.” says Krista Bashaw, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Camas, who has coordinated the event for over 10 years. “This is one of Mayor Higgins’ favorite events and he made sure to add one special surprise to the opening of the festivities. Make sure to be at the lighting-of-the-tree at 6:30PM to be part of that ooh-aah moment.”

“An important change to note,” adds Bashaw, “is that Santa will be ready for photos beginning at 6:00PM this year and will end early at 8:30PM.” Santa’s Photos will be located on Birch Street near N.E. 4th Avenue.

Join us all for this memorable and festive small town event in the heart of Downtown Camas!

The Soap Chest is Now Open in Downtown Camas!

The Soap Chest which makes natural soaps, lotions, and other skin care items has opened their new retail and production space at 521 NE Everett, kitty corner from the Camas Library. Amazing products and gift items! Stop in and meet owner Gail Horn and see why her line has become so popular locally. Welcome Gail and The Soap Chest!

For pictures of the Ribbon Cutting and Opening Celebration, click here!

November First Friday Was Pie-licious!

Pie tastings, pie walks, autumn crafts, delicious fall food, shopping, art, gratitude wreaths, s’mores, and more made for a spectacular fall evening in Downtown Camas! For pictures of the evening, click here!

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