Tough Top Awnings gives county a team of experts

Tough Top Awnings gives county a team of experts

It’s that time of year again when adventure types hit the open road with their RVs, travel trailers and toy haulers. A common replacement or upgrade is an awning and, thanks to Tough Top Awnings, Clark County residents have a team of experts in their backyard.

Back in 2006, avid RVers Ray and Sandy Oberreuter were challenged to find a consistent source for quality replacement fabrics. Adding to the mountain of proof that necessity is the mother of invention, the Oberreuters opened Tough Top Awnings as a mobile business that began in Arizona. A couple years later their then son-in-law, Tyler Hammack, came on to help build the business and daughter, Christie Hammack, created their online ordering department from the ground up…

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Eatery at the Grant House entices with Sunday Supper

Eatery at the Grant House entices with Sunday Supper

Around a table set for 12, food is being passed and conversation ranges from catching up on extended family to gardening and canning. One person holds a bowl of greens while another takes a spoonful. Another person remarks on how the fried chicken has a bit of a kick. It could be Sunday dinner in Georgia but it’s actually the inaugural Sunday Supper at The Eatery at The Grant House, on Officer’s Row in Vancouver…

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Empress Estate offers Gatsby-era feel for events

Empress Estate offers Gatsby-era feel for events

Commanding a spectacular view of both the Columbia and Lewis rivers is a sought-after destination wedding venue that is, ironically, one of Southwest Washington’s best kept secrets.

Owner Zoe Saleem estimates that 2019 will see approximately 100 to 120 events at The Empress Estate, located in Woodland, although the bulk of their past clients have hailed from Canada and the Seattle/Olympia area…


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Koi Pond Cellars opens in downtown Vancouver

Koi Pond Cellars opens in downtown Vancouver

With a soft opening over Mother's Day Weekend, the downtown Vancouver tasting room of Koi Pond Cellars is now in full swing. Join them tonight, May 31 from 5 - 8 p.m., for the official kick off!

Occupying what was for years the dining room section of Sparks Home Furnishings – and more recently Véraison Wine Shop and Tasting Bar – Koi Pond Cellars Winery and Bistro is envisioned as an extension of the Ridgefield winery and tasting room…

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Concept of keg wine taking off around Clark County

Concept of keg wine taking off around Clark County

Keg wine began showing up in restaurants years ago but it wasn’t immediately embraced. The quality of the wines and breaking down conceptual barriers took some time.

Fast forward to 2018 and the environmental aspect of keg wines has a fan base lifting a glass to packaging that had been reserved for beer

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Spend a night or two at Beak & Bloom Guest House

Spend a night or two at Beak & Bloom Guest House

One of the many reasons travelers visit a wine destination – aside from the wine – is for the experience of it. Pastoral views, scenic drives, culinary treats and relaxing overnight accommodations tend to be the top boxes to tick for a wine country getaway.

Clark County has most of these bases covered. What it is lacking are those charming inns and guest houses. Beak & Bloom Guest House is doing their part to change that... 

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Villages Clark County set to open mid-2018

Villages Clark County set to open mid-2018

Neighbors helping neighbors is a decades-old concept that, with community gardens and apps like nextdoor.com, has become vogue again. Aging in place is the first choice for nearly 90 percent of Americans. Put the two together and the success of the nationwide Villages program...

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Waterfront project will provide residential space

Waterfront project will provide residential space

Restaurants, hotels, walking trails and shopping will bring people to visit The Vancouver Waterfront project, but it is the residential space that will allow some to call it home.

A large part of that reality is Block 8, a 323,693-square-foot building that will prominently offer a mix of...

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South Pacific Café owners bring new tap room to Battle Ground

South Pacific Café owners bring new tap room to Battle Ground

The owners of South Pacific Café in Battle Ground are at it again and their newest venture brings bragging rights to North County.

On July 8, 38˚ Below opened next to South Pacific at the corner of Main Street and Parkway Avenue. This winter-themed watering hole boasts the first custom frost rail bar top in Southwest Washington...

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