Rainier, Oregon

A quaint small town with beautiful views


Located just across the Columbia River from Longview, WA, Rainier is a small community offering beautiful views, wide-open spaces, and an active downtown.

The city website describes Rainier this way: This area shares a wide variety of history, including the ‘Lewis & Clark Trail’ and a view of our namesake Mount Rainier, and an impressive view of the northwest volcano, Mt. St Helens. The Columbia County frontage of the Columbia River offers some of the best Sturgeon Fishing year-round and is also perfect for camping and water recreations.


Population: 2,000 est

Rainier city resources

City and park information – https://cityofrainier.com/
Schools information – https://www.rainier.k12.or.us/
Public library – https://cityofrainier.com/?view=library
Travel Oregon – https://traveloregon.com/places-to-go/cities/rainier/  

Lea recommends…

Rainier Riverfront Park – https://cityofrainier.com/?view=citypark
Prescott Beach – https://www.columbiacountyor.gov/maps/location/PrescottBeach
Cornerstond Cafe – https://cornerstonecaferainier.com/
Gobel Tavern (not in Rainier but on your way headed West!) – http://www.gobletavern.com/

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