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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Kalama is THE place to be this weekend!

Get ready to shop! The much-anticipated annual All City Garage Sale takes place this weekend, August 18, 19 and 20! Hosted by the Kalama Chamber of Commerce, Kalama residents host sales at their homes as well as in booths downtown. The treasures are plentiful and maps and lists of sale items will be posted on downtown signs. And printed maps and lists are available to pick up NOW at the four-way way stop downtown. Come on by!

Another unique event to Kalama, the Untouchables Car Show, also takes place this weekend on Sunday, August 20 with more cool car entries than ever. The event has become a popular destination bringing guests from all over the region to see more than 300 classic cars on 1st Street in downtown Kalama.

Guests are invited to wander the event, grab a bite to eat, participate in raffles and games and enjoy local music. Fun. Fun. FUN!

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Summer events are in full swing at the Port of Kalama!

At the Port of Kalama we value both business and civic collaboration. In an effort to support our community, local events and organizations, we eagerly help promote what’s happening here! We hope you’ll mark your calendars for some of these upcoming festivities.

Next week is the last week for the popular Tinkergarten at Port of Kalama’s Haydu Park. The program continues their nature-based meet up groups for children ages 1.5 – 5 years and their parents at the park on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am through August 16th.  The group meetsnear the tree line and there is no cost to participate.  Register on their web site

US Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel safety inspections for marina patrons will be held on Saturday, August 19th between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in the marina.  Patrons can sign up and receive an informational brochure at the front desk of the Port administration building or by calling 360-673-2325.  More info here:

Southwest WA Anglers Fall Salmon Derby returns again this year on Saturday, August 26th between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Weigh-in stations will be at Marine Park at the Port of Kalama with other locations in Woodland and Astoria.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.  Registration and more information can be found on their web site:

Click below for a calendar of events and activities at the Port of Kalama!

Haydu Park –

Marine/Rasmussen Parks –

Come join us!

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Emergency dredging at Port of Kalama will commence Monday, August 7 to ensure safety and smooth sailing for all

The impact of Mother Nature and Old Man Winter has taken its toll in the Columbia River at the Port creating unusually large volume of sediment flowing in the river

With the 100+ degree days we’re experiencing it’s hard to remember that grueling wet winter we endured. But the impact of the winter’s heavy precipitation and higher than usual river flows have reached the Port of Kalama marine terminals and shoreline. The high raging rivers of spring have produced a much larger volume of sediment flowing along the bed of the Columbia River here which has caused increasing challenges for river traffic and commerce.

Usual routine dredging would commence in the fall, but due to recent navigation challenges to vessels at the Port, immediate action is required. Dredging at the TEMCO grain elevator will begin on August 7th. The majority of dredge material will be placed in-water along the beaches at Ahles Point and the southern half of Rasmussen Park, however some material may be placed on the beach. Port of Kalama day use parks will remain open for recreation. Should beach placement occur, work areas of the beach will be temporarily closed and signage will be placed to alert visitors.

The Port is sorry for any inconvenience this causes recreational visitors but ensuring public safety and a navigable river is of utmost importance at this time. The dredging is expected to take place into early September.  Maps of other recreational sites and beach access areas are available at the Port administration offices.

For additional information, please call us at 360.673.2325 or visit

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