Things to do in Cowlitz County

Kalama

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1st Street Antiques – Kalama
180 1st Street
Kalama, WA 98625
1st Street Antiques

1st Street Antiques located in Kalama WA. Open 11 am to 5 pm 7 days a week.

360.703.5859
Antique Deli & Pastry
413 N 1st Street
Kalama, Wa 98625
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Antique Deli & Pastry

Antique Deli & Pastry

360.673.3310
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Camp Kalama
5055 Meeker Dr. Kalama, WA 98625
Camp Kalama

Largest camp ground on the scenic Kalama River with year-round fishing. Full-service & family-friendly camping.
On-site, we have a general store with supplies including fishing and hunting licenses & a charming cafe that serves breakfast and lunch.

(360) 673-2456
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Columbia Inn Restaurant
698 NE Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
Columbia Inn Restaurant

Columbia Inn Restaurant

360.673.7600
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Festival of Lighted Boats – Kalama
Festival of Lighted Boats – Kalama

Get into the spirit of Christmas on the Columbia River! Join the Grinch and The Who’s for an evening parade of beautifully decorated boats from the Kalama waterfront! Lit boat parade, music & caroling, live entertainment, festive food & drink, Santa photos, family fun, McMenamins beer garden!

When:  TBD
Time:  5 pm to 8 pm
Location:  Marine Park – Kalama
Hosted By:  Kalama Chamber of Commerce and The Dolphin Yacht Club

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Fireside Cafe
5055 Meeker Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
Fireside Cafe

Fireside Cafe

360.673.3473
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Kalama Burger Bar
49 Ivy Street
Kalama, WA 98625
Kalama Burger Bar

Kalama Burger Bar

360.673.2091
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Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant
274 NE Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant

Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant

360.673.1818
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McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge
215 Hendrickson Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
McMenamins Kalama Harbor Lodge

C’mon by to experience the tropical-inspired oasis along the Columbia River. 
Welcome to the latest McMenamins property, Kalama Harbor Lodge, nestled between Kalama’s landmark totem poles and the marina at the Port of Kalama. Inspired by the Hawaiian heritage of John Kalama, the property is reminiscent of the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Whether in the Cloud Bar atop the building, with a birds-eye view and the signature Three Rocks Rum Daiquiri, or enjoying free live music in the Lounge before wandering out to a firepit alongside the river, you’re sure to feel the relaxation of an island vibe while taking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Stay the night in one of the 40 guestrooms with private bathrooms and individual lanais, most of which have a river view and welcome pets. Take a moment to read the posted historical accounts of each room, such as the Doty Fish Co. story in Room 208, or The Cowlitz Tribe in Room 206.

The Pub and Harbor Lounge – which houses the glassed-in Holoholo Room — also allows for expansive fair-weather dining with a wrap-around outdoor patio. Enjoy free live music in the Harbor Lounge on select weeknights as you dine on Cedar Plank Salmon or the Expedition Elk Burger. Watch our brewers through the large front window as they craft the Pau Hana Gold Ale and more in the seven-barrel brewery, just inside the main door. Step inside Harbor Lodge Market to find McMenamins gear and handcrafted beverages, including growler fills, espresso, and bottles to-go.

Follow the path paralleling the river to discover Ahles Point Cabin, and warm up next to a fireplace inside or out, enjoying a handcrafted ale while watching boats come and go.

Historical significance and artifacts abound throughout, such as the serpent carving from a Chinook artist, and watch for masks peering at you, along with other artifacts from the Northwest and many tropical islands. Look even further for two secret rooms….
Consider Kalama for your next meeting and event, or upcoming wedding. Our Old 97 Private Events room(s) are for up to 120 people (standing). For more information and to inquire about booking private events, please visit our events website.

Similar architecture can be found today in Kalama in an 1870s structure that was the Northern Pacific Railway’s hospital. John Kalama — originally of Kula, Maui — lived in the area as an employee of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The Kalama River and the city both bear his name. Descendants of John Kalama are members of the Nisqually and Warm Springs Tribes.

360.673.6970
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Motel 6
602 NE Frontage Road Kalama, WA 98625
Motel 6 Kalama WA is conveniently located of off I-5. Elvis stayed at this location in 1962. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, Micro-Fridge units, flat screen tv’s, and memory foam beds in all of our guest rooms.

Motel 6 Kalama WA is conveniently located of off I-5. Elvis stayed at this location in 1962. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, Micro-Fridge units, flat screen tv’s, and memory foam beds in all of our guest rooms.

(360) 673-2855
Playa Azul II
262 Frontage Road
Kalama, WA 98625
Playa Azul II

Playa Azul II

360.673.5067
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Poker Pete’s
168 North 1st Street #8
Kalama, WA 98625
Poker Pete’s

Poker Pete’s

360.673.3240
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Port of Kalama Marina & Recreational Area
110 West Marine Drive
Kalama, WA 98625
Port of Kalama Marina & Recreational Area

Marina & Recreational Area

The Port of Kalama offers stellar riverfront recreational facilities, including walking and biking paths, playgrounds, covered picnic shelters and the  tallest totem pole in the Pacific Northwest! The Port operates a 222-slip marina, and its public beaches are a southwest Washington destination for swimming, windsurfing, fishing and just relaxing.

 

 

360.673.2325
Subway – Kalama
165 N 1st Street
Kalama, WA 98625
Subway

Subway

360.673.7474
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TLC Deli & Laundromat
550 N 1st Street
Kalama, WA 98625
TLC Deli & Laundromat

TLC Deli & Laundromat

360.673.2401
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Untouchables Car Show
Untouchables Car Show

For the last 20 years the Untouchables Car Club has hosted their car show in historic downtown Kalama on the third Sunday in August.   Good weather usually prevails and the show averages well over 300 cars per year.   The Kalama Chamber of Commerce helps to put the event on.  It’s a great day of fun in downtown Kalama.

Proceeds sponsor scholarships to Lower Columbia College for our local High School Graduates and the needy in our local community.

When:  Third Sunday in August each year
Location: Kalama WA

360.425.0125
Willie Dicks First Street Tap House
135 N 1st Street
Kalama, WA 98625

When crafting the idea for Willie Dick’s First Street Tap House, Jared and Katie Cox shared the goal to create fresh, high-quality food where guests can relax in a casual atmosphere, while indulging in a wide variety of beer selections from local PACIFIC NORTHWEST breweries.
Located in the heart of Kalama, WA, this husband and wife team have turned their idea into a reality. The friendly staff at Willie DICK’S FIRST STREET TAP HOUSE offers 24 rotating taps and a changing seasonal menu, providing a unique experience with each visit. They welcome all ages WITH A KIDS MENU, and even have a pet-friendly outdoor patio!
Local beer. Gourmet Hotdogs. Family-Friendly. Pet-Friendly. Great Staff.

360.787.1354
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