Though the coronavirus pandemic slightly dampened visitor spending on the coast, Pacific County still saw significant crowds throughout 2020.
SEAVIEW — In the early 90s a peculiar garden craze took root and raced across the U.S. It was a popular trend that graced covers of prominent lifestyle publications while appearing in Hollywoo…
PACIFIC COUNTY — On a Tuesday afternoon in April, a line of customers stretched from the door of one Ilwaco business down the sidewalk toward Howerton Avenue.
Vendors and market managers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season with the hope that it will bring the community back together, while retaining measures meant to stem the spread…
LONG BEACH — A new women’s apparel store is gearing up for a grand opening in downtown Long Beach.
- Lum's Toyota acquires Walla Walla dealership
- Local hospitals finished last year in the black
- Columbia Memorial Hospital greets new chief medical officer
- Sen. Merkley recognizes CEDR
- Local businesses win awards
- Boat of the Month: F/V South Bay
- From desert to rain
- Nansen Florals creates whimsical arrangements
- Are you ready to grow your business?
- Home builders navigate high lumber prices, supply shortages
With visitors filling hotels, restaurants and parking lots to capacity, spring break 2021 looked very different from spring break a year ago, when cities were discouraging out-of-towners from …
Several businesses in the Columbia-Pacific region make and sell sustainably-sourced, natural bath and beauty products so customers can practice self care while also caring for the environment …
Name: F/V Redeemer
Since launching two months ago, the food delivery app Slurpalicious has reached more than 20 participating eateries in Astoria and Warrenton and has made 1,600 trips. Global giant DoorDash has…
OCEAN PARK — An all-inclusive dog grooming, boarding and obedience-training facility has opened in Ocean Park.
LONG BEACH — Two real estate agents from Realty One Group Pacifica in Long Beach, Washington won awards from marketing platform RateMyAgent.
Vessel: Hilton’s Express
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LONG BEACH — Something sweet is happening At Tinker Towne Mall in Long Beach.
Property tax revenue has stayed steady so far throughout the coronavirus pandemic, while lodging tax revenues have ridden the wave of business restrictions.
SEAVIEW — Theodore Roosevelt was in the middle of his second term as president and the first Ford Model-T was nearing production in Detroit. Meanwhile, a successful Portland businessman had ju…
As the new year begins and COVID-19 vaccines are starting to become available locally, restaurant owners on the Long Beach Peninsula reflect on the changes they've made to keep their businesse…
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach community is rallying to help save a community movie theater following the recent COVID-related restrictions that threatened to shutter the business.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced artists on the Long Beach Peninsula to make major changes to how they do business.
While the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions have been tough on businesses like restaurants and movie theaters, some local business owners have found success through creativity.
Long Beach, WA. – The Best Western Long Beach Inn won the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Southwest Washington, based on the reviews guests wrote after their stay…
WAUNA — When virus-related restrictions were introduced earlier this year and people began hunkering down at home, the Georgia-Pacific, Wauna Mill in Clatskanie got even busier.
As COVID-19 restrictions have led many people to work remotely, real estate agencies in the North Coast and Long Beach Peninsula are seeing a large influx of potential buyers.
At a time when traffic to the North Coast normally begins to slow down after Labor Day, hotels were suddenly at full capacity and stores were rushing to meet an increased demand.
How long have you been in business?
El Mar Mexican Restaurant
Clatsop home listings down 38%, prices up 19%
Vessel: Silver Cloud
Vessel: Coho King
PACIFIC COUNTY — Personal care and personal protection equipment have become hot commodities across the U.S., but many are pursuing a decidedly more herbal approach locally.
LONG BEACH — Wearing protective glasses and black rubber gloves distiller Jacob Moore carefully poured the container of clear liquid into a steel vat and began filling dozens of four-ounce bot…
PACIFIC COUNTY — In 2019, a full-time minimum wage earner in Pacific County working a 40-hour week earned $24,960 annually before taxes. In 2020, that same worker will earn $28,080, a 12% incr…
PACIFIC NORTHWEST — Rough weather, tough tariffs and an ongoing respiratory outbreak in China have stunted the commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon and Washington so far this season.
This month Coast River Business Journal revisits some start-up enterprises featured in the past year to see how they’re doing.
LONG BEACH — On a winter afternoon Martha Herrejon flipped tortillas, ladled beans and rolled burritos.
LONG BEACH — The tables were full and the beer was flowing.
Daliah and Daniel Lundquist opened their dental office in Ilwaco in 2008, after leaving a practice in Vancouver. "Ilwaco offered a more relaxed lifestyle," Daliah said.
Can you tell me a little bit about your education and work history?
LONG BEACH — A Long Beach business is on the brink of closing following a statewide ban on flavored vaping products.
Vessel: Amanda C
OCEAN PARK — The refrain of customers leaving MyCovio’s Wednesday night made it clear how they felt about the place:
New TLC branch will feature NW coffee house
PACIFIC COUNTY — Eight marijuana growers have shuttered their doors over the past two years in Pacific County, nearly half the licensed businesses.
PACIFIC COUNTY — Despite the struggles of some marijuana growers, the retail side is recording record sales.
ILWACO — As the fall days grow shorter and cooler, it’s an endless summer under an electronic sky at Coastal Growers, one of two licensed marijuana growers in Ilwaco.
What businesses do you currently own?
LONG BEACH — After helping launch several successful restaurants across Southwest Washington, Casey Barella now has a kitchen to call his own.
There was applause from co-workers and customers, plus treats and cake last week, when longtime career banker Lorna Batt retired from the Bank of the Pacific in Long Beach. Batt had been with …
PACIFIC NORTHWEST— Summer is often a time of slim firearms sales, before the fall hunting boom. This year was a big exception.
When did the business open?
SURFSIDE — Jack McClellan first learned to sharpen knives during summers spent in Canada as a youth.