Cowlitz County Gateway to Mount St. Helens
Cowlitz County is home to approximately 101,996 residents, roughly 56 percent of whom live in the incorporated cities of Castle Rock, Kelso, Longview, Kalama, and Woodland. The remaining 44 percent live in rural, unincorporated communities such as Ryderwood, Toutle, Yale, Silver Lake, Lexington, Ariel and Cougar.
The county covers 1,144 square miles within the southwestern region of Washington. Once known as the “Timber Capital of the World,” Cowlitz County is home to Douglas fir, hemlock and western cedar trees that cover much of its rugged terrain.
Adjacent transportation corridors – including Interstate 5, the Columbia River and a major rail line – have allowed area businesses to access markets throughout the world. Following the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, tourism expanded rapidly and is now a major industry in Cowlitz County.
The Blooms to Brews Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, and 10K Run/Walk takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State in the Woodland bottoms farm country!
Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips and lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. Relax at the post party at Horseshoe Lake with a cold micro-brew or root beer!
Woodland Washington is only 28 miles North of the Portland, Oregon Airport! Easily follow the I-205 N to 1-5 N and Woodland is just off the freeway.
The Blooms to Brews Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a world class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness.
Blooms to Brews happens in April each year.
When: Sunday, April 29 2018
Time: 7:30 am Full Marathon & 4-person Relay
7:40 am Half Marathon
7:50 am 10K 8:30 am–TBD Post Race Celebration at Horseshoe Lake Park
Location: Woodland WA
Whether it be for the romantic eve of your wedding, as a business stop-over between Portland and Seattle, or a family retreat to beautiful Lake Merwin and Mt. St. Helens, The Empress Estate is a relaxing and luxurious escape from the hustle of the city... an unexpected gem in the hills of Woodland, Washington, with visual and culinary treasures that make you feel as if you have been magically transported to some far-away European land.
Come stay... enjoy an evening glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres in The Fireside Room. Take in the Pacific Northwest sunset by the Veranda fireside, or an afternoon stroll in the Courtyard Garden. Then, join us in the morning for a delectable breakfast or brunch in The Empress Dining Room. Whatever your pleasure, you will find The Empress to be the perfect peaceful retreat and perfect location. Just minutes from the Portland and Vancouver metro area and Portland International Airport, and a short morning or afternoon drive from the Seattle/Tacoma area, The Empress Estate sits quietly nestled on the Woodland hillside, among pastoral settings, yet conveniently just one mile off I-5.
1800 Maple Street
Longview, WA 98632
The Cowlitz Black Bears is an amateur baseball team located in Kelso / Longview, Washington. They play in the West Coast League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The league comprises teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Cowlitz calls David Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College home.
Story Field at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA, was remodeled for the 2010 Cowlitz Black Bears inaugural season. Amenities include Party Suites and the Bob's Sporting Goods Party Deck in left field, the Home Plate Club in the grandstand area and picnic tables and a kids playground sponsored by Kelso, Washington's Red Lion Inn.
Season: June, July & August
3104 Spirit Lake Hwy Silver Lake WA
You will find Fine Arts, Music at 3 venues along the Spirit Lake Highway (SR504)
In Castle Rock and Toutle June 23 & 24, 2018 from 9am to 5pm.
Venues include: The Silver Lake Grange, Toutle High School , and The Twosome Art Gallery.