Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Camas

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Top 10 Things to Do in Downtown Camas 2017-08-17T17:09:04+00:00

Grab a Coffee and Sweet Treat:  Nosh on a cupcake or pastry, sip a latte, or partake of a homemade scone all along the shade-tree laden downtown corridor. Try a nitro-brewed coffee with your artisan ice cream or treat your kids to a favorite smoothie.

Stroll Through the Historic Charm: Enjoy the lush landscaping and art-filled sidewalks of downtown Camas, literally awash in quaint and picturesque character. Take in the bronze art around downtown. Prefer peddling around? Rent a bike and see downtown from a different point of view as cyclists will find artful bike racks and inviting seating areas to gather under the canopy of the trees. Notice the striking blend of architecture from many periods of Camas history. And as the sun sets, look up and see the trees and downtown buildings’ roof-line twinkling in white light at night.

 Shop ‘til You Drop: An exquisite and diverse lineup of boutique and specialty shops will delight those looking for a little retail therapy. From high fashion and shoes, accessories and jewelry, to gourmet food and home décor, the wares on display will tickle anyone’s fancy.

Tantalize Your Palate: Experience the mouth-watering flavors from an amazing lineup of downtown restaurants. From Southern-inspired comfort food to authentic sushi; from the tastes of Mexico to new American cuisine, there’s a multitude of options, many with outdoor dining along the tree-lined streets of Downtown Camas.

Indulge in the Arts: Explore our top notch galleries and experience the variety of art mediums, craftsmanship, and depth of local Northwest talent. Acquire a one of a kind work of art to take home. Even find a few spectacular murals around town depicting our Camas history.

Discover Vintage to New: The antique scene in Camas is legendary in this part of the world, with such a variety of vintage, shabby chic, mid-century, garden, repurposed art, handmade items, gifts, clothing, and furniture. Pick to your heart’s content to find the perfect gift or add a finishing touch to your décor or collection.

Crave a Cold One?  Have a pour of a cold craft beer or in fact, have a flight of hyper-local beers and see what style suits you. And gather with friends to watch the game and share that enthusiasm for good beer.

Live Music and Classic Bar Scene: Imbibe a craft cocktail, among the very best in all of PDX, and that’s saying something.  Enjoy truly classic cocktails plus top-notch live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at Birch Street Uptown Lounge.

Take in a Movie: Step back in time into the 1927 restored Liberty Theatre with a unique blend of blockbusters, indie films, old classics, and local entertainment. With 21st Century movie amenities, this kid friendly movie palace offers the best popcorn, with real butter, as well as beer and wine for the adult patrons. Perfect for date night or kids’ day out!

Stay Overnight at the Camas Hotel: Your boutique hotel experience is just steps away, full of small-town charm with luxury amenities. Call ahead and make a reservation in the hotel spa room or in one of our downtown salons for a massage or pedicure to enhance your stay. In the evening from your hotel window, you’ll overlook the sparkling downtown at night as you drift away in a lush, inviting bed, refreshed in the morning to take in more of the area’s best to offer.

Grab a walking map and event calendar in the downtown shops, and make a day of it!

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