Grains of Wrath Coming Summer 2017!

The word is out! The new brewery and gastropub that will be going in to the old Lemonaid Auto space (5th and Birch) in Downtown Camas is going to be called Grains of Wrath and will have amazing brews, great food, and a cool rock vibe! It will have a restaurant with a small but creative menu, 10 barrel brewery, and a bar with select liquor as well to add to the options. It will have a raw industrial feel and the music will range from “metal to punk to old school hip-hop” (not super loud–just part of the cool ambience!).

Mike Hunsaker of  the award winning Fat Head’s Brewing in Portland will be the master brewer and is partnering with some of our favorite downtown folks in this venture–Shawn Parker and Brendan Ford from Fuel Medical and Brendan Greenen, the owner of Caps N’ Taps in Downtown Camas. Look for some amazing things to come out of this brewery.

We can’t wait to see this space transform! They are aiming for a summer 2017 opening. For the full article in The New School Beer with lots more details and information, click here!

Like them on Facebook for all the updates or follow them on Twitter: @gowbeers or Instagram: @gowbeer

A Winter Celebration—Eat, Drink, Shop!! OPEN LATE! January 21st, 3-8pm

Winter Celebration

Come enjoy a Winter Celebration in Downtown Camas this Saturday evening! 3-8pm. This weather has gone on WAY too long so we want to invite you back to downtown to support our merchants and restaurants and have a  lot of fun doing it! Each merchant will be open late and have some sort of special or promotion going on. Treats, too! Keep checking back here for all the info and specials going on!

Let’s help make up for some of those snow days that really are difficult for our downtown businesses!

Merchants open late and their promotions on Saturday:
4Ever Growing Kids
Allure Boutique: 30% off all activewear, a free Jazzercise class, and 30% off new markdowns!
Arktana: Buy one and get one of equal or lesser value at 40% off! Free cookies, coffee, and cocoa from 5-8pm hosted by Truly Scrumptious and the DCA!
Attic Gallery: Wine and goodies!
B&B Fish Market: Drawing for a $25 gift card. FRESH Whole Cooked Dungeness Crab on sale for $7.95#
Birch Street Uptown Lounge
Camas Antiques: Fresh popped popcorn, Old fashioned Shirley Temple drinks from 3 to 8, All day Dealer Nest and Wren 15% off, gift basket raffle
Camas Gallery: Complimentary Wine!
Camas Hotel: $99 special! Stay in a warm, cozy room in Downtown Camas :)
Caps N’ Taps: Every drink gets a raffle ticket to win a $25 gift card
Feast at 316: Lamb Loin with Rainbow Baby Carrots and Salsify Special
Lily Atelier: Buy any 4 items and save $40! Cashmere Trunk Show in Progress!
Liberty Theatre: Free hot cider in the lobby!
Lizzabeth A: Buy one scarf, get one half off!
Mesa: $5 margaritas and $5 chipotle and agave glazed ribs!
Miss Nola’s Cafe: BBQ Beef Ribs and Rustic Potato Special
Pippilottas: 50% off all children’s items and adult winter wear. Drawing for a $25.00 gift card for all purchases of $50.00 or more. Free popcorn :) 

We will keep adding more as merchants let us know!


First Friday Craft Prep Party – 1 PM

First Friday Craft Prep Party – 1 PM

Wednesday, February 1 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

First Friday Craft Prep Party: Help prepare activities and supplies for the First Friday event. RSVP to

Location of the DCA office: to the left of Birch Street Uptown Lounge (311 NE Birch Street), go through the door under the archway and up the stairs. The DCA office is the first door on the right, Suite 201.

“A Chocolate Affair to Remember” for February First Friday!

Join us February 3rd, 5-8pm for delicious chocolate, fun activities, art, shopping, wine specials, crafts and more all throughout town! For all the details, check out the webpage here!

February FF window flyer 2017

2016 Was a Very Good Year in Downtown Camas!

We are so grateful for all the growth, fun events, building updates, connections, beautification, and camaraderie that have happened in Downtown Camas this year and for the growth coming in 2017! Thank you to all that work in, live in, and support our downtown. Below is a quick recap of Downtown Camas Association initiatives in 2016. We love our town!


“CLUE in Downtown Camas” Was a Blast!

Even with the cold temperatures, people came out and had a blast solving the CLUE mystery in Downtown Camas for First Friday (it was Miss Scarlet in City Hall ;))! Add in cookies, art, shopping, movies, dining, prize drawings, and fun with friends and it was a fantastic night!

For pictures from the event, click here!

Congratulations to the Golden Ticket Shopping Spree Winner!


The winner, Tina Gonzales, was thrilled and her mom picked it up for her–also thrilled! Thank you to all the merchants who participated, to Carla Edwards who sponsored the spree, and to all our loyal customers who chose local this holiday season!
Our generous participating merchants all did drawings in their stores as well: 4Ever Growing Kids, Allure Boutique, Arktana, Attic Gallery, B&B Fish Market, Caffe Piccolo, Cake Happy, Camas Antiques, Camas Bike and Sport, Caps N’ Taps, Lizzabeth A, Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars, Pippilottas Consignment, Salon Magnolia, The Soap Chest, and The Wild Hair Camas. You are all appreciated!

Holiday Sip & Shop Canceled Due to Weather

It’s with sad hearts that we’re going to have to cancel Holiday Sip & Shop this year due to the winter storm coming tomorrow. The weather forecast hasn’t changed and there isn’t a date that works taking in bus, volunteer, merchant, and Mill Interpretive Center schedules—though we really tried! Lots of moving parts! We are truly bummed—but we will just have to do an extra fun one next year! :) Please be safe out there, stay warm, and come support our downtown merchants for the holidays when the ice melts!

If you had bought tickets, please check your email for options. Thank you.



The second annual Holiday Sip & Shop will provide a small town festive holiday experience in Downtown Camas. The Holiday Sip & Shop is a holiday after hours shopping, dining, and historic tour event on Thursday, December 8th from 4-9pm. A fundraiser for the Downtown Camas Association (DCA), this event will feature holiday shopping specials, specialty drinks, treats, caroling and entertainment, seasonal street lighting, and holiday cheer throughout town.

The evening also includes a ride on a double decker bus and a tour of the newly refurbished Mill Interpretive Center. The Interpretive Center was completed by Georgia Pacific in October and boasts an elaborate mill history timeline, videos, mill artifacts, and historic mill product in a quality industrial aesthetic. Local historian Virginia Warren will be on hand from 5-8pm to talk about the mill and what it has meant to our town. The double decker bus will make frequent loops through downtown and nearby neighborhoods and will share historic and fun facts about Camas and its homes and buildings as well as holiday music and complimentary refreshments.

Ticket price is $25 and includes the double decker bus ride, a free drink in a downtown location of your choice, Mill Interpretive Center tour, two tickets to enter holiday raffles of your choice, and a holiday passport. Merchants will each have a prize in their shops valued at over $100 that you can enter to win with the two included tickets. Also, for every 5 stamps in your passport, be entered to win an “Enjoy Downtown Camas” package including an overnight stay in the beautiful Camas Hotel, dinner for two, movie tickets at the historic Liberty Theatre, free coffee, free cupcakes, free bottle of olive oil of your choice, and more. You also receive tickets to enter to win with every $10 you spend downtown that evening.

The popular Washougal High School XET Carolers will be returning to provide holiday caroling throughout the town during the evening. Double Decker PDX, owned by Camas couple Minda and Kevin Coombs, is sponsoring this event and providing the double decker transportation for the tour. iQ Credit Union, a strong supporter of Downtown Camas events, is also a sponsor.

Tickets may be purchased at the event webpage at . Pick up your tickets and passports at the DCA table at Arktana Shoes, 415 NE 4th, starting at 4:00pm that evening.

A charming way to experience the holidays!

Hometown Holidays Truly Was Magical!

Hometown Holidays was such an extraordinary night! Tree lighting with snow and fireworks, musical performances, free hot cocoa at Journey, photos with Santa, crafts, hay rides, holiday shopping, art shows, and more!

Thank you to everyone involved and all that came! A special thanks to Krista Bashaw with the City of Camas Parks and Rec Dept that was the lead on all the logistics. Everything added up to such a memorable community event!

For pictures of the event, click here!

Golden Ticket Event Enters You to Win!

Golden Ticket Event info here:, November 26th through December 16th

Thanks for supporting local in Downtown Camas for the holidays!

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