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Downtown Vancouver, showing the round "Smith Tower"

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Nickname: Vancouver USA, "The 'Couve"
Motto: A colorful past, a bright future
Location in Washington
Location in Washington
Coordinates: 45°38′1″N 122°36′10″W / 45.63361, -122.60278
Country United States
State Washington
County Clark
Founded 1825
Incorporated 1857
Government
 - Mayor Royce Pollard
Area
 - City  46.1 sq mi (119.5 km²)
 - Land  42.8 sq mi (110.8 km²)
 - Water  3.3 sq mi (8.7 km²)
Elevation  171 ft (52 m)
Population (July 1, 2005)
 - City 157,493
 - Density 3,659/sq mi (1,413.8/km²)
  www.ofm.wa.gov
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-74060GR2
GNIS feature ID 1531916GR3
Website: www.cityofvancouver.us

Vancouver, Washington is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River, in the state of Washington, USA. It is the county seat of Clark County. As of July 1, 2005 it had a population of 157,493 making it the fourth largest city in Washington state. It is part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Look up Vancouver in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File linksMetadata DowntownVancouver_012. ... Image File history File links Vancouver_wa_city_flag. ... Flag of the City of Vancouver The Flag of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada was adopted by City Council on May 17, 1983. ... Image File history File links  ???? asked the webmaster of the City of Vancouvers official site for a PD logo, and got this response: Would this one do? --link to this pic-- If not, let me know and I can send something else. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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The larger city of Vancouver, British Columbia is located 305 miles (491 km) north of Vancouver, Washington. Both cities were named for sea captain George Vancouver, but the Canadian city was not incorporated until 1886, nearly thirty years after Vancouver, Washington, and more than sixty years after the name Fort Vancouver was first used. City officials have periodically suggested changing the city's name to Fort Vancouver, Vancouver USA, or even Old Vancouver to reduce confusion with Vancouver, British Columbia. Washington residents distinguish between the two cities by referring to the Canadian Vancouver as "Vancouver, B.C." Current mayor Royce Pollard is an advocate of the unofficial moniker "America's Vancouver". This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... A life sized statue covered in gold of George Vancouver on top of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings Captain George Vancouver RN (June 22, 1757 – May 12, 1798) was an officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his exploration of North America, including the Pacific coast along the modern... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th - Total 944,735 km...

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History

The Marshall House in Officers Row, built in 1886 and later named after George C. Marshall.
The Marshall House in Officers Row, built in 1886 and later named after George C. Marshall.

The Vancouver area was inhabited by a variety of Native American tribes, most recently the Chinook and Klickitat nations, with permanent settlements of timber longhouses.[6] The Chinookan and Klickitat names for the area were reportedly Skit-so-to-ho and Ala-si-kas, respectively, meaning "land of the mud-turtles".[7] First European contact was in 1775, with approximately half of the indigenous population dead from small pox before the Lewis and Clark expedition camped in the area in 1806.[8] Within another fifty years, other actions and diseases such as measles, malaria and influenza had reduced the Chinookan population from an estimated 80,000 to "to a few dozen refugees, landless, slaveless and swindled out of a treaty."[9] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (939x1291, 991 KB) Summary The Marshall House, built in 1886, Vancouver, Washington USA. Shot October 21, 2005 with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 camera by Khirad. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (939x1291, 991 KB) Summary The Marshall House, built in 1886, Vancouver, Washington USA. Shot October 21, 2005 with Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 camera by Khirad. ... The Marshall House, built in 1886 Officers Row, a part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, is a congregation of 21 of the former homes of U.S. military officers stationed at the Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington. ... George C. Marshall George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880–October 16, 1959), an American military leader and statesman, was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Klickitat (also spelled Klikitat) are a Native American tribe of the Pacific Northwest. ... The term indigenous people has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a highly contagious disease unique to humans. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites. ... Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by an RNA virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Meriwether Lewis wrote that the Vancouver area was "the only desired situation for settlement west of the Rocky Mountains." The first permanent European settlement did not occur until 1824, when Fort Vancouver was established as a fur trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company. From that time on, the area was settled by both the US and Britain under a "joint occupation" agreement. Joint occupation ended on June 15, 1846, with the signing of the Oregon Treaty, which gave the United States full control of the area. The City of Vancouver was incorporated on January 23, 1857 and in 2007 marks its sesquicentennial.[10] Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Corps of Discovery, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Fort Vancouver Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost along the Columbia River that served as the headquarters of the Hudsons Bay Company in the companys Columbia District (known to Americans as the Oregon Country). ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Map of the lands in dispute The Treaty with Great Britain, in Regard to Limits Westward of the Rocky Mountains, also known as the Oregon Treaty or Treaty of Washington, is a bilateral treaty between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the United States that was signed... is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... An anniversary is a day that commemorates an event that occurred on the same day of the year some time in the past. ...


Based on an act in the 1859-1860 legislature, Vancouver was briefly the capital of the Washington Territory, before being returned to Olympia, Washington by a 2-1 ruling of the territory's supreme court, in accordance with Isaac Stevens' preference and concern that proximity to Oregon might give its southern neighbor undue influence.[1][2] Categories: Historical stubs | Washington history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Isaac Ingalls Stevens (March 25, 1818 - September 1, 1862) was the first governor of Washington Territory, and served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War until his death at the Battle of Chantilly. ...


U.S. Army Captain (and future President) Ulysses S. Grant was quartermaster at what was then known as Columbia Barracks for 15 months beginning in September 1852. Soon after leaving Vancouver, he resigned from the army and did not serve again until the outbreak of the American Civil War. Other notable generals to have served in Vancouver include George B. McClellan, Philip Sheridan, Oliver O. Howard and 1953 Nobel Peace Prize recipient George Marshall.[3] Ulysses S. Grant,[2] born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). ... Quartermaster is a term usually referring to a military unit which specializes in supplying and provisioning troops, or to an individual who does the same. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For the 1960s commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see George McClellan (police commissioner). ... Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. ... Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... For other persons named George Marshall, see George Marshall (disambiguation). ...

City of Vancouver as shown in 1888 map from Clarke County Auditor, Washington Territory.
City of Vancouver as shown in 1888 map from Clarke County Auditor, Washington Territory.

Army presence in Vancouver was very strong, as the Department of the Columbia built and moved to Vancouver Barracks, the military reservation for which stretched from the river to what is currently Fourth Plain Boulevard and was the largest Army base in the region until surpassed by Fort Lewis, 120 miles (190 km) to the north. Built on the old company gardens and skirmish range, Pearson Army Field (later Pearson Field Airport) was a key facility, and at one point the US Army Signal Corps operated the largest spruce cut-up plant in the world to provide much-needed wood for airplanes. Vancouver became the end point for two ultra-long flights from Moscow, USSR over the North Pole. The first of these flights was performed by Valery Chkalov in 1937 . Chkalov was originally scheduled to land at an airstrip in nearby Portland, OR, but redirected at the last minute to Vancouver's Pearson Airfield. Today there is a street named for him in Vancouver. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Washington history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Fort Lewis is a census-designated place and U.S. Army post located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Pearson Field is the oldest operating airfield in the United States. ... Branch insignia of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, representing Myers Wigwag The U.S. Army Signal Corps was founded in 1861 by United States Army Major Albert J. Myer, a physician by training. ... Species About 35; see text. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... A bust of Chkalov at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington commemorating his trans-polar flight Chkalov meets with Stalin Valery Pavlovich Chkalov (Russian: Вале́рий Па́влович Чка́лов) (February 2, 1904 – December 15, 1938) was a Soviet aircraft test pilot and a Hero of the Soviet Union (1938). ...


Separated from Oregon until 1917, when the Interstate Bridge began to replace ferries, Vancouver had three shipyards just downstream which produced ships for World War I before World War II brought an enormous economic boom. An Alcoa aluminum plant opened on September 2, 1940, using inexpensive power from the nearby New Deal hydropower turbines at Bonneville Dam. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Henry Kaiser opened a shipyard next to the U.S. Army reserve, which by 1944 employed as many as 36,000 people in a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week production of liberty ships, LST's, and "baby flat tops". This influx of shipyard workers boosted the population from 18,000 to over 80,000 in just a few months, leading to the creation of the Vancouver Housing Authority and six new residential developments: Fruit Valley, Fourth Plain Village, Bagley Downs, Ogden Meadows, Burton Homes and McLoughlin Heights. Each of these was later incorporated into the city, and are well-known neighborhoods, while the neighboring "shipyard city" of Vanport, Oregon, would be destroyed by the Memorial Day flood of 1948. The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the company. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ... Undershot water wheels on the Orontes River in Hama, Syria Saint Anthony Falls Hydropower is the capture of the energy of moving water for some useful purpose. ... Bonneville Lock and Dam is several dam structures that together complete a span of the Columbia River between the US states of Oregon and Washington at River Mile 146. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... Henry Kaiser is: An industrialist involved with the construction of Boulder (now Hoover) Dam, see Henry J. Kaiser; A musician—see Henry Kaiser (musician). ... The Kaiser Shipyards were seven major shipbuilding yards located on the West Coast of the United States during World War II headed by Henry J. Kaiser. ... SS is one of only two surviving Liberty ships. ... Canadian LST offloading an M4 Sherman during the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. ... The Casablanca class of escort aircraft carriers was the largest class of this type ever built. ... Tract housing near Union, Kentucky. ... Vanport was a public housing project located in Multnomah County, Oregon between the contemporary Portland city boundary and the Columbia River, constructed in 1943 to house the workers at the wartime shipyards in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. ... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ...


In 1956, Willie Nelson moved to Vancouver to begin his musical career, recording "Lumberjack". The single sold fairly well, but did not establish a career. Nelson continued to work as a radio announcer in Vancouver and sing in clubs. He sold a song called "Family Bible" for $50; the song was a hit for Claude Gray in 1960, has been covered widely and is often considered a gospel music classic. Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


Vancouver has recently experienced conflicts with other Clark County communities because of rapid growth in the area. As a result of urban growth and annexation, Vancouver is often thought of as split between two areas, East and West Vancouver, divided by NE Andresen Road. West Vancouver is home to downtown Vancouver and some of the more historical parts of the city, as well as recent high-density mixed-use development. Mixed-use development refers to the practice of allowing more than one type of use in a building or set of buildings. ...


More than one-third of the Vancouver urban area's population has spilled into an unincorporated urban area north of its city limits, including the communities of Hazel Dell, Felida, Orchards and Salmon Creek. If county leaders had approved a major annexation plan in 2006, Vancouver would have passed Tacoma and Spokane to become the state's second-largest city.[4] Hazel Dell is a medium-sized unincorporated suburb of Vancouver, Washington. ... Felida is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Washington. ... Orchards is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Washington. ... Salmon Creek is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Washington. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... Nickname: Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ...


Downtown revitalization

An artist drawing of what downtown will look like in a few years, notice the total redevelopment along the Columbia River where the old Boise Cascade mill was, and notice the new I-5 bridge with a MAX light rail train.
An artist drawing of what downtown will look like in a few years, notice the total redevelopment along the Columbia River where the old Boise Cascade mill was, and notice the new I-5 bridge with a MAX light rail train.

In 1997 the city of Vancouver decided to dedicate the next 15-20 years to redevelop and revitalize a huge portion of the downtown core. The first projects started in the early 2000s with the construction of many tall condominium structures around Esther Short park and in the Uptown Village neighborhood. The most lauded outside investement was the construction of a Hilton hotel directly across from the park. Currently the city is building a new shopping complex, including a Fred Meyer, just outside of the downtown core. The Columbian newspaper is in the final stages of building a new seven-story building adjacent to the Hilton. There are plans in the future for a new development along C Street in downtown that would include a new library, a new Marriott hotel and roughly 250 new condominiums. File links The following pages link to this file: Lethbridge, Alberta ... File links The following pages link to this file: Lethbridge, Alberta ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Boise Cascade LLC, which uses the trade name Boise, is an American pulp and paper company, ranked as the thirteenth biggest pulp and paper company in the world. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) is a light rail system in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... The clock tower sits in Esther Short Parks Propstra Square, named for the philanthropic founder of Burgerville, USA. Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington was established in 1853. ... Look up Hilton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... The front page of the January 14, 2006 edition of The Columbian The Columbian is a newspaper based in Vancouver, Washington. ... For other uses, see Library (disambiguation). ... Marriott International, Inc. ...

Geography and Climate

Vancouver is located at 45°38'1" North, 122°36'11" West (45.633743, -122.603011)GR1 just north of the Columbia River, just west of where the Columbia River Gorge bisects the volcanic Cascade Range and just east of where the Willamette River enters the Columbia. When clouds do not blanket the Puget-Willamette trough formed by the Cascade and Coast Range, Mount Hood, Mount Saint Helens and Mount Adams are all visible from somewhere in Vancouver. The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... “Cascades” redirects here. ... The Willamette River (pronounced wil-LAM-met) is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 240 mi (386 km) long, in northwestern Oregon in the United States. ... The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along the west coast of North America from Alaska to northern and central Mexico. ... This article is about the tallest mountain in Oregon. ... Mount St. ... This article is about Mount Adams in Washington. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 119.5 km² (46.1 mi²). 110.8 km² (42.8 mi²) of it is land and 8.7 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.14% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Vancouver lies just north of Portland, Oregon and shares a similar climate, with certain key exceptions. High pressures east of the Cascade Range create something of a venturi effect, leading to cold east winds down the Columbia River Gorge. Unsheltered by the Willamette Valley, Vancouver has historically seen colder temperatures, including "silver thaw" storms where freezing rain cakes limbs and power lines. Such storms can paralyze Vancouver, frequently froze the river and in 1914 cut electric power in the city for almost two weeks. Close proximity to the river was also a concern for flooding, before dams constricted the river, destroying features such as Celilo Falls. Periodic floods have been a nuisance, with two of the most destructive in June of 1894 and May, 1948. The 1948 Memorial Day flood almost topped the Interstate Bridge's support piers and completetly destroyed nearby Vanport, Oregon. Other unusual storms include the Columbus Day windstorm of 1962 and an April 6, 1972 tornado which rated F3 on the Fujita scale, striking two local schools. The warmer counter-part to these cold gorge winds is the Pineapple Express, a subtropical jet stream that brings warm moist air from the southern Pacific Ocean. Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... “Cascades” redirects here. ... A Venturi meter is shown in a diagram, the pressure in 1 conditions is higher than 2, and the relationship between the fluid speed in 2 and 1 respectively, is the same as for pressure. ... The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley The Willamette Valley is the region in northwest Oregon in the United States that surrounds the Willamette River as it proceeds northward from its emergence from mountains near Eugene to its confluence with the Columbia River. ... Dipnet Fishing at Celilo Falls Located between the states of Oregon and Washington, Celilo Falls was a unique natural feature formed by the relentless push of the Columbia River through basalt-laden narrows east of the Cascade Mountains, onward towards the Pacific Ocean—the final leg of the river... Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed this year on 2007-05-28). ... For the type of foundation, see Deep foundation. ... Vanport was a public housing project located in Multnomah County, Oregon between the contemporary Portland city boundary and the Columbia River, constructed in 1943 to house the workers at the wartime shipyards in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. ... Columbus Day is a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the October 12, 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas. ... The 1972 Portland-Vancouver Tornado was a destructive tornado that struck on April 5, 1972. ... The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale, rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures and sometimes on vegetation. ... This article is about the tropical jet stream. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... Jet streams are fast flowing, relatively narrow air currents found in the atmosphere at around 12 km above the surface of the Earth, just under the tropopause. ...


Because of its proximity to Portland, many people who live in Vancouver work in Portland. In 2003, 70% of workers in Vancouver worked in Clark County. Those who live in Clark County and work in Oregon have to pay Oregon's relatively high income tax. (Washington State does not have such a tax.) Additionally, they may choose to shop in Portland to take advantage of a wider variety of shopping choices, and the fact that Oregon has no sales tax. However, there is a risk in such avoidance because Washington does have a use tax that is due on all purchases made in Oregon that are then returned to Washington. Vancouver residents "shop at their own risk" when attempting to avoid the sales tax in Oregon although the rule is rarely, if ever, enforced and currently there are no checkpoints when crossing back into Washington from Portland. Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...


Because many Vancouver residents work in Portland, Oregon there is typically significant rush hour traffic congestion on the I-5 interstate freeway and the I-205 interstate freeway using only 2 bridges, the Interstate Bridge and the Glenn Jackson bridge, crossing the Columbia River connecting Vancouver to Portland. Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ...

Demographics

At censusGR2 of 2000 , there were 143,560 people, 56,628 households, and 36,298 families living in the city. The population density is 1,295.4/km² (3,354.7/mi²). There were 60,039 housing units at an average density of 541.7/km² (1,403.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.81% White, 2.50% African American, 0.97% Native American, 4.51% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 3.80% from two or more races. 6.29% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 56,628 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,618, and the median income for a family was $47,696. Males had a median income of $37,306 versus $26,940 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,192. 12.2% of the population and 9.4% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 16.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. In probability theory and statistics, a median is a type of average that is described as the number dividing the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

The banner of the Uptown Village neighborhood.
The banner of the Uptown Village neighborhood.

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Economy

The economy of Vancouver has paralleled that of the region generally. Moving from a salmon and trade-based indigenous economy by the Chinook people, the Hudson's Bay Company pioneered extractive industries such as the fur trade and timber. Subsistence agricultural gave way to market and export crops such as apples, strawberries and prunes. Largely bypassed by the railroad in the 1880's, when the Oregon Steam Navigation company would ferry trains across the river downstream from St. Helens, Oregon to Kalama, Washington, early downtown development was focused around Washington Street (where ferries arrived), lumber and Vancouver Barracks activities such as a large spruce mill for manufacturing airplanes. A 1908 railroad swing bridge across the Columbia allowed greater industrial developments such as the Standifer Shipyard during the first world war. With the Interstate Bridge and Bonneville Dam Vancouver saw an industrial boom in the 1940's, including the Kaiser shipyard and Alcoa, as well as a Boise Cascade paper mill, just west of the Interstate Bridge.[5] For other uses, see Salmon (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction or wood... This article is about the fruit. ... For other uses, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fruit. ... Motto: The Payroll City Location in Oregon Coordinates: County Columbia County Incorporated 1889 Mayor Randy Peterson Area    - City 13. ... Kalama is a city located in Cowlitz County, Washington. ... A swing bridge is a bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring at or near to its center, about which it can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration below. ... Bonneville Lock and Dam is several dam structures that together complete a span of the Columbia River between the US states of Oregon and Washington at River Mile 146. ... The Kaiser Shipyards were seven major shipbuilding yards located on the West Coast of the United States during World War II headed by Henry J. Kaiser. ... This article is about the company. ... Boise Cascade LLC, which uses the trade name Boise, is an American pulp and paper company, ranked as the thirteenth biggest pulp and paper company in the world. ...


As the old growth forests were depleted and heavy industry left the United States, Vancouver's economy has largely changed to high tech and service industry jobs, with many residents commuting to Portland, Oregon. As of 2007, the largest employers in Clark County are government agencies (including school districts) and Kroger corporation's Fred Meyer grocery stores. Rouding out the list are "high tech" manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, WaferTech, SEH America and labor subcontractors such as Volt Services Group. Vancouver also contains the corporate headquarters for Nautilus, Inc. and The Holland (parent company of the Burgerville, USA restaurant chain).[6] Old growth forest, also called primary forest, ancient forest, virgin forest, primeval forest, frontier forest or ancient woodland (in the UK), is an area of forest that has attained great age and so exhibits unique biological features. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (Traditional Chinese: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司, abbrev. ... For other uses, see Nautilus (disambiguation). ... Exterior of Burgerville, USA location in Beaverton, Oregon. ...


Downtown is home to a variety of independently-owned small businesses, while outer areas are dominated by clone town strip malls and franchise stores. A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ... Clone town is a UK term for a town where the High Street or other major shopping areas are significantly dominated by Chain stores. ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ...


Vancouver is also increasingly popular with retirees, partially because of its proximity to Portland and Washington's lack of a state income tax. Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income...


Education

Public schools

Vancouver has two school districts:


The Vancouver School District covers most of west Vancouver and has six high schools: Hudson's Bay High School, Columbia River High School, Fort Vancouver High School, Lewis and Clark High School, Skyview High School, and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (grades 6-12). It also has six middle schools: Alki Middle School, Discovery Middle School,Gaiser Middle School, Jason Lee Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and McLoughlin Middle School. Hudsons Bay High School is located in Vancouver, Washington, USA. Its address is 1206 East Reserve Street, and it is described as being in the Central Park area of Vancouver. ... The main entrance of Columbia River High School Columbia River High School, also referred to as River or CR, is a public high school in Vancouver, Washington. ... Fort Vancouver High School is a high school in Vancouver, Washington. ... Skyview High School is a high school in Vancouver, Washington, USA, located on 1300 NW 139th Street, in the Salmon Creek area of northern Vancouver. ... Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA) is located in Vancouver, Washington. ... // Jason Lee Middle School opened its doors to the public in September 1965. ... Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS) is located at 3000 NW 119th Street, Vancouver, Washington. ...


The Evergreen School District covers most of east Vancouver and has four high schools: Evergreen High School, Mountain View High School, Heritage High School, and Union High School. Evergreen High School, located in Vancouver, Washington, was the first high school in the Evergreen School District. ... Mountain View Thunder Mountain View High School, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a public school in the Evergreen School District. ...


Vancouver is also home to the Washington School for the Deaf and Washington State School for the Blind.


Private schools

  • Cascadia Montessori School - Montessori school offering 1st through 8th grade
  • Clark County Christian School - Pre-School through 12th grade
  • Columbia Adventist Academy - 9th through 12th grade
  • Columbia Ridge Baptist Academy- 1st through 12th grade
  • Cornerstone Christian School - NS through 8th grade
  • Firm Foundation Christian School - Pre-K through 9th grade
  • The Gardner School - Pre-K through 8th Grade
  • Kings Way Christian School - Pre-School through 11th grade
  • Our Lady of Lourdes - Private Catholic school offering kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Vancouver Christian High School - Private Christian High School 9th through 12th grade
  • Vancouver Community Christian - Kindergarten through 12th grade
  • St. Joseph Catholic Grade School - Kindergarten through 8th grade

Colleges and universities

Chime Tower at Clark College, with the Cannell Library behind. ... WSU-Vancouver is a branch campus of Washington State University located in Vancouver, WA. Category: ...

Architecture and Notable Buildings

Mother Joseph was one of the first architects in the region, and because of its relatively long history, Vancouver contains a variety of buildings. Homes vary from Victorians and craftsman bungalows downtown, to small wartime tract housing and ranch-styles mid-town, with rural styles and "McMansions" in the outer ring. In addition to the reconstructed Fort Vancouver at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the city was named one of the National Register of Historic Places' "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" for 2003.[7] Mother Joseph (NSHC statue) Mother Joseph (April 16, 1823 – January 19, 1902) was born Esther Pariseau in St. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... This subject should not be confused with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. ... A row of bungalows in Virginia A bungalow (Gujarati: , Hindi: ) is a type of single-story house. ... Tract housing near Union, Kentucky. ... Ranch-style houses are also called American ranch or California rambler. ... A McMansion under construction McMansion is a slang architectural term which first came into use in the United States during the 1980s as a pejorative description. ... Fort Vancouver Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost along the Columbia River that served as the headquarters of the Hudsons Bay Company in the companys Columbia District (known to Americans as the Oregon Country). ... Fort Vancouver Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost along the Columbia River that served as the headquarters of the Hudsons Bay Company in the Oregon Country. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Other notable buildings in Vancouver include:

Many of these buildings have been re-purposed. The 1867 Slocum House, an Italianate villa style residence originally built one block south of its current location in Esther Short Park. It was moved to its present location at Esther Short Park in 1966 and now houses a community theatre company.[8] The Carnegie Library was expanded in the 1940's, becoming the Clark County historical museum after a new library was built in 1963.[11] Other buildings have been torn down for urban renewal or renovated to house professional offices such as lawyers and accountants. For other uses, see Log cabin (disambiguation). ... A boarding school is a usually fee-charging school where some or all pupils not only study, but also live during term time, with their fellow students and possibly teachers. ... The Marshall House, built in 1886 Officers Row, a part of the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, is a congregation of 21 of the former homes of U.S. military officers stationed at the Vancouver Barracks in Vancouver, Washington. ... An American Queen Anne style home in Lebanon, Illinois. ... Mother Joseph (NSHC statue) Mother Joseph (April 16, 1823 – January 19, 1902) was born Esther Pariseau in St. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... For other uses of Mass, see Mass (disambiguation). ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... Chicago architecture is famous throughout the world and one style is referred to as the Chicago School. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... A vertical lift bridge or lift bridge is a type of movable bridge in which a span rises vertically while remaining parallel with the deck. ... The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... For other uses, see Valentines Day (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Asheville City Hall. ... A telephone operator manually connecting calls with patch cables at a telephone switchboard. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... The clock tower sits in Esther Short Parks Propstra Square, named for the philanthropic founder of Burgerville, USA. Esther Short Park in Vancouver, Washington was established in 1853. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Urban Renewal redirects here. ... This article is about people called professionals. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... Accountant, or Qualified Accountant, or Professional Accountant, is a certified accountancy and financial expert in the jurisdiction of many countries. ...


Public Libraries

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District (http://www. ...

Annual events

Each Fourth of July, Vancouver hosts a fireworks display on the grounds of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site that draws many people to the city. The display, which typically runs for 45 minutes, is the largest west of the Mississippi River. Fort Vancouver Fort Vancouver was a 19th century fur trading outpost along the Columbia River that served as the headquarters of the Hudsons Bay Company in the Oregon Country. ...


Late August features the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival in Esther Short Park, the largest jazz festival in SW Washington.


Each September sees St. Joseph Catholic School host the Vancouver Sausage Fest, drawing attendance upwards of 100,000 over three days.


Arts groups

  • The Vancouver Area Theatre Alliance incorporating: The Old Slocum House Theatre Company, Magenta Theatre, Vancouver OnStage The New Blue Parrot and Clark College's theatre dept. - http://www.vancouvertheatre.info/
  • Vancouver Community Band - http://www.oregonalumniband.com/vccb.htm
  • The Felida Players Group - founded in 2006 by Will and Molly Sloan.
  • Junior Symphony of Vancouver- http://www.oregonchamberplayers.org
  • Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - a regional orchestra http://www.vancouversymphony.org/index.htm
  • Arts Equity Inc. at The Main Street Theatre - Vancouver's first professional theater at http://artsequityinc.com/
  • Bravo! Vancouver - a monthly orchestral/chorale concert series - http://www.bravoconcerts.com

Clark College may mean: Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia (which merged Clark College with Atlanta University) Clark College, a community college in the state of Washington This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Major newspapers

The front page of the January 14, 2006 edition of The Columbian The Columbian is a newspaper based in Vancouver, Washington. ... October 2, 2004 edition. ... The Vancouver Voice is a free monthly alternative publication in operation since October 2006 and serving Clark County and Southwest Washington in general, though with a focus on the areas largest city, Vancouver Washington. ... Recent cover of Portland, Oregons Willamette Week An alternative weekly is a type of weekly newspaper that eschews comprehensive coverage of general news in favor of opinionated reviews and columns, investigations into edgy topics and magazine-style feature stories highlighting local people and culture. ...

Nearby cities

Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Battle Ground is a city located in Clark County, Washington. ... Camas is located at (45. ... Washougal is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. ... Ridgefield is a small, rural community set in the pastoral, rolling-hills countryside of north Clark County, Washington. ...

Transportation

Vancouver has two interstate freeways, I-5 and I-205, both of which run North–South, into Portland, Oregon. It also has two heavily travelled state highways within the city limits. SR-14 begins at I-5 in downtown Vancouver and makes its way east. It is a freeway all the way until Camas. SR-500 begins from I-5 at 39th Street in north Vancouver, travels east connecting with I-205, and continues east into the suburb of Orchards where the freeway terminates at Fourth Plain Road, and meets with the south end of north-southbound 117th Ave.,SR-503. Note that there are three traffic signals on SR-500 in Vancouver. A third state highway, SR-501, starts at I-5 and heads west through downtown and continues along a path that runs between the Columbia River and Vancouver Lake. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... This article is about the idea of state highways State Highway, and is more formally known as Route 139 State highway, and state route are terms that usually apply to numbered highways that are primarily administered and financed by a state government in countries that are divided into states. ... Washington State Route 14, also known as the Lewis and Clark Highway, is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends for approximately 200 miles from a junction with Interstate 5 in Vancouver in the west, to a junction with Interstate 82 and U.S. Highway... Camas is located at (45. ... State Route 500, commonly known as SR-500, Highway 500, or 500, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. ... State Route 503, also known as the St. ... State Route 500, commonly known as SR-500, Highway 500, or 500, is a state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. ... State Route 501 is a two-segment state highway in the U.S. state of Washington. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Vancouver Lake is a widespread lake in Vancouver, Washington, United States (right across the river from Portland, Oregon). ...


The Port of Vancouver operates a port on the Columbia River, which separates Oregon to the south and Washington to the north. It handles over 400 ocean-going vessels annually, as well as a number of barges which ply the river and its tributaries as far as Lewiston, Idaho. Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Lewiston is the county seat and largest city in Nez Perce County, Idaho. ...


The area's mass transit system is C-TRAN, the Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority, which operates 135 buses, vanpools, and paratransit vehicles. There are also a number of express routes into Portland's downtown. The Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area Authority (C-TRAN) is a public agency serving Clark County, Washington, including the cities of Battle Ground, Camas, Vancouver and Washougal. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... This article is about the form of transport. ... A Seattle Vanpool Vanpools are an element of the transit system that allow groups of people to share the ride similar to a carpool, but on a larger scale with concurrent savings in fuel and vehicle operating costs. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ...


In 1994, Clark County voters defeated a ballot measure to extend Portland's MAX Light Rail system north into Vancouver [12]. Portland extended the MAX line in 2004 as far north as the Multnomah County Expo Center in north Portland, approximately 1 mile (2 km) south of downtown Vancouver. Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) is a light rail system in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. ...


Vancouver has always been well served by rail; current freight railroads operating in Vancouver include the BNSF, Union Pacific, and the local shortline Lewis and Clark Railway. The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... The Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad in the United States. ... The Lewis and Clark Railway (AAR reporting mark LINC) is a county-owned railroad located in Clark County, Washington. ...


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Vancouver. The Amtrak station is in west Vancouver. Amtrak train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, is scheduled to depart Vancouver at 1:08pm with service to Portland, Oregon, Sacramento, California, Emeryville, California (with bus connection to San Francisco), and Los Angeles. Amtrak train 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, is scheduled to depart Vancouver at 4:36pm daily with service to Kelso-Longview, Centralia, Olympia-Lacey, Tacoma and Seattle. Amtrak train 27, the westbound Empire Builder, is scheduled to depart Vancouver at 9:18am daily with service to Portland. Amtrak train 28, the eastbound Empire Builder, is scheduled to depart Vancouver at 5:07pm daily with service to Spokane, Washington, Grand Forks, North Dakota, St Paul-Minneapolis, and Chicago. Amtrak Cascades trains, operating as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia and as far south as Eugene, Oregon, serve Vancouver several times daily in both directions. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ... Coordinates: , County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Empire Builder is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northwestern United States. ... Nickname: Location of Spokane in Spokane County and Washington Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County Spokane Government  - Mayor Dennis P. Hession Area  - City  58. ... Nickname: Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: , Country State County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... The Great Hall of Chicago Union Station, Daniel Burnham, architect Union Station is a Chicago, Illinois train station which was built 1913–1925, during the time when Chicago reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States. ... Amtrak Cascades consist in Portland, Oregon. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... It has been suggested that Track Town, USA be merged into this article or section. ...


Pearson Field Airport, located near downtown Vancouver, is the main airport serving the city. The airport is intended primarily for general aviation without any commercial air service. The nearest commercial airport is Portland International Airport (PDX). Pearson Field is the oldest operating airfield in the United States. ... General aviation (abbr. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin PDX is also a nickname for the city of Portland, Oregon Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest...


Sister cities

Vancouver has two sister cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

The following is a list of Mayors of Vancouver, Washington from 1858 on. ... The Vancouver Voice is a free monthly alternative publication in operation since October 2006 and serving Clark County and Southwest Washington in general, though with a focus on the areas largest city, Vancouver Washington. ... Clark County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Clark County, Arkansas Clark County, Idaho Clark County, Illinois Clark County, Indiana Clark County, Kansas Clark County, Kentucky Clark County, Missouri Clark County, Nevada Clark County, Ohio Clark County, South Dakota Clark County, Washington Clark County...

References

  1. ^ [1][2]
  2. ^ [3]
  3. ^ [4]
  4. ^ komotv.com
  5. ^ Jollata, Pat (2004). Images of America: Downtown Vancouver. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0738529591. 
  6. ^ Vancouver Business Journal Book of Lists 2007, p. 24.
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ slocumhouse.com
  9. ^ ltgov.wa.gov

External links

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Vancouver, Washington, is in Pacific Northwest, immediately North of the border with Oregon.
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Vancouver Washington is closer to the Portland International Airport than most of Portland.
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The City of Vancouver was incorporated on January 23, 1857.
The larger city of Vancouver, British Columbia is located 250 miles (400 km) north of Vancouver, Washington.
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