Over the years of living in a large-ish city, I’ve started feeling the call more and more these last several years to explore more small towns in the Pacific Northwest, close to where I live. Small towns have so much to offer us, especially right now when many people are looking for some time away from large cities with crowds of people during the age of COVID. I’m lucky to have so many beautiful small towns in the Pacific NW that I’ve gotten to explore and today, I’m adding another one to the list: Camas, Washington.
Camas sits on the Columbia River bordering Oregon and is about 20 miles from downtown Portland. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring this beautiful small town a couple of times, once in the Fall and once in the Summer. Both seasons have a wildly different effect on this little town and how it feels. Explore it in the Summer and you’ll find trees filled with green leaves and tons of people out and about. Explore it in the Fall and you’ll find a quieter atmosphere but jewel tones of Autumn filling the rain-soaked streets. Camas is beautiful regardless of what time of year you find yourself there, but it’s a small town in the Pacific NW that surely should make your list if in the area to explore!