Boasting over one-hundred and fifty 5-Star reviews, High Brow Social Club is “Vancouver’s Hidden Gem,” says Owner, Joe Brows. The salon prioritizes customized services and CVLTivated CRVTsmanship for every beautiful face. Having been in the beauty industry for more than 10 years, Joe has a passion for independent cult makeup brands and takes pride in carrying, “only cruelty free makeup supplies and American made products”. The salon is retail forward and also specializes in brows, lashes and makeup services. “We love our Youngblood mineral cosmetics,”

Businesses throughout downtown have been busy decorating their storefronts to celebrate the new season! We encourage you to VISIT downtown and VOTE for your favorite holiday-themed storefront! Three winners will receive $250 courtesy of iQ Credit Union—this is a great way to show your support of our local businesses! PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS & VOTING: www.vdausa.org/storefrontcontest Votes must be received by December 28th, end of day. While you're downtown, we also encourage you to shop local via our Holiday Gift Guide, available at the link above.    

The Fall Cleanup was a success! A BIG thank you to the 70 volunteers that came out on 10/23 to help pick up litter and leaves throughout our downtown core. We weren’t kidding when we said RAIN or shine! Thank you to the City of Vancouver for their partnership on this effort. Photos captured by our video producer Casey Evans Media. This event is a part of our Spruce the Couve initiative which focuses on community cleanups, graffiti removal, power washing, new trash cans, and improved

On Oct. 21, the Vancouver City Center Redevelopment Authority (CCRA) selected LPC West, the west coast arm of national real estate firm Lincoln Property Company, as the development team to move forward with planning and development of the Waterfront Gateway. The Waterfront Gateway is a 6.4-acre city-owned site connecting the downtown core and waterfront, which has emerged as a desirable destination for businesses, residents and visitors. The site is bounded by West Sixth (north), Columbia (east) and Grant (west) streets and the railroad berm (south)

“Your greatest wealth comes from caring for the community,” says Karen Morrison, Executive Director for Odyssey World International (OWI). This nonprofit is based in Vancouver and offers compassionate C.A.R.E.—Community Outreach, Advocacy & Awareness, Resource & Referral and Education & Events. OWI advocates for social justice and provides services for marginalized community members impacted by poverty in Washington state and abroad. “The Heart of OWI are our volunteers,” Morrison states. Volunteers connect community members needing assistance to a variety of services through referral. For example: Emergency

“Be good at your job and have fun doing it!” is Harry’s Locksmith’s motto, says Michael Werbowski, Co-owner. Family owned and established in 1949, brothers Michael and Patrick Werbowski have grown the business organically. “We treat everyone like they are family,” says Werbowski. Michael had worked for the company for twenty years and later became Co-Owner. Located on Main Street, Harry’s Locksmith is a staple in the community that residents and businesses have come to know and trust. “People do business with people they like,”

Aurora Gallery represents over 60 local artists by displaying their one-of-a-kind pieces in the gallery. Elizabeth Steinbaugh, Owner, “Loves framing art for people because it offers unique looks for each different artist.” Framing services are a large part of Steinbaugh’s business offerings. With over two decades of experience, Steinbaugh and staff provide custom framing selection, assembly, and repair as well as optional delivery and installation. Having been in business in the downtown core for 18 years, Steinbaugh, “Appreciates being a part of this community. We

Bike Clark County promotes bicycle access, education, safety, and the enjoyment of cycling to the children and adults of SW Washington. The nonprofit organization’s efforts are all made possible through community partnerships and volunteers. The Community Hub Bike Shop is located at 1604 Main Street and is a full-service bicycle repair and retail shop. “Location! We love the location being downtown! It’s the perfect location for kids,” exclaimed Peter Van Tilburg, Vice President & Executive Director. Programs within the nonprofit include Bicycle Safety Courses, Summer

Block 10, located at 8th & Washington, has officially topped off! Block 10 is the next premiere mixed-use project coming to Downtown Vancouver.  It will be Holland Partner Group’s headquarter office while also delivering urban apartments and unique retail spaces. Block 10 will provide the following amenities to the downtown core: Two distinct four-story towers above a two-story shared parking garage and first-floor retail space One tower will offer 79,000 square feet of office space The other tower will have 110 apartment units - 20%

Sew Op and Maker Space founder, Anna Miller, wanted to use sewing workshops to stitch together a resourceful and connected community. Miller had spent four years creating a vision where she could sew with her friends, share skills and teach classes, learning and growing in her craft while helping others do the same. Being in the downtown core furthers the mission of community. The surrounding businesses are “cheerleaders for one another,” Miller commented. Miller’s favorite store offering is the Open Sew Fridays. Patrons get access

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