Something for everyone

It's hard to dodge the rain drops when you're doing the Slow Drag at the Port of Ilwaco, a fun annual event sponsored by the Ilwaco Merchants Association, Sept. 9, 2005. DAMIAN MULINIX photo

Downtown Ilwaco and Ilwaco Harbour Village: Where the Columbia River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean.

From microbrews to prescriptions, local antiques to car repair, you can find it all in downtown Ilwaco.

Whether you want to play bingo or watch the boats go by, Ilwaco's downtown and port are wonderful places to spend your time and money.

Located on the waterfront in Ilwaco Harbour Village at the Port of Ilwaco is a quaint fishing village with charming shops, art galleries and eateries sharing a beautiful marina with fish markets, charter offices and canneries.

Unique gift shops with that special something you can't find anywhere else and art galleries for that one-of-a-kind treasure dot the waterfront.

May through October, the Port of Ilwaco hosts a Saturday market that attracts vendors, craftspeople and musicians from around the region. Pick from the freshest produce, baked goods and plants. Wonderful crafts and handiwork abound with something new every weekend.

If you are hungry, there are several dining experiences to choose from. From a quick bowl of chowder to pasta dinners, you're sure to find a bite to satisfy the appetites of all.

If fishing is your heart's desire, there are plenty of charter offices to fulfill any angler's request. Salmon, sturgeon, tuna and bottom fishing trips are available in season, and fresh seafood is available year around.

All this, plus a full-service marina and boatyard and a waterfront promenade for strolling makes Ilwaco Harbour Village a stop you shouldn't miss.

Colbert House, a state historic landmark, gives a glimpse of 19th century life. It is located at Spruce and Quaker streets.

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