Welcome to Downtown
Many experiences within walking distance await you, including favorite food, shopping and art suggestions from those who live here.
Throughout the city’s walkable downtown, you’ll experience a refreshing variety of unique retail shops, niche eateries, art galleries and the newly remodeled Kiggins theatre.
Relax in Esther Short Park, our downtown living room that hosts 30 summertime concerts. Check out our brand new library, earning accolades as one of the nation’s best for youth.
A short walk to the east takes you to the thriving main campus of Clark College, which helps 20,000 students take the next step. State schools for the deaf and blind are nearby.
Enjoy our well-manicured National Park – the Fort Vancouver Historic Site– where military personnel like Ulysses S. Grant valiantly trained to protect our country. Then, land at Pearson Airfield and Museum, one of the oldest continuous-operating airfields in the West Stroll, jog or pedal along the mighty Columbia River in Waterfront Park and enjoy stunning views of Mt. Hood.
In and around the region’s natural and historic beauty, downtown Vancouver is the workplace for thousands, from city and county government to a variety of corporate, professional services and start-up offices. We have great schools, low operating and utility costs, diverse living options, and no state income taxes.
Just west of downtown is the bustling Port of Vancouver, where 2,300 employees handle 5 million metric tons of freight ranging from wind-power blades to wheat from 600 developed acres.
Downtown Vancouver has big plans for the future. A waterfront development is expected to house thousands of employees and residents while reopening 1.5 miles of waterfront to the public. Meanwhile, the vast Columbia River Crossing project will employ thousands to modernize a
five-mile stretch of interstate including retiring the interstate’s last draw bridge.
Efforts are underway to enhance the legendary 1868 Mother Joseph’s Providence Academy, along with further transformation of Fort Vancouver historic structures into modern space for business, arts and gatherings.
We’re proud of our growing community and its boundless potential, with a moderate climate and great accessibility by land, air, sea and rail. It is a great place to live and work, just as it has been for 220 years.
Vancouver’s Downtown Association
811 Main St. | 360.258.1129 | vdausa.org
Portland – Vancouver USA
Columbia River Economic Development Council
805 Broadway | 360.594.5006 | credc.org
Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office
101 E 8th St. | 360.750.1553 | VisitVancouverUSA.com
City of Vancouver
210 E. 13th St. | 360.487.8600 | CityOfVancouver.us
14th & Franklin | 360.397.2000 | co.clark.wa.us
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