Showcase - Washington "The Evergreen State"

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Showcase - Washington "The Evergreen State"

Rugged appeals to me, in people, design, and places. Wild, natural, and beautiful - all at once. It’s probably why the Pacific Northwest is the place where I feel at home. Specifically, in a small town across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon called Camas.

Camas is actually located in Washington State, also known as the Evergreen State. With lush green forests blanketing much of the western side, it’s aptly named. Camas also sits near the mouth of the famous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Rugged outdoor adventures are always just minutes away - wind surfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and hiking, to name a few.  We’re about one hour away from year-round skiing on Mt. Hood, two hours to the beach, and roughly three hours to the high desert.

Mt Hood and Columbia River

If the big city calls your name, Portland is minutes away with great dining, shopping, theater, arts, or people watching weirdness - “put a bird on it.” Three hours to the north ( by car) is beautiful Seattle ( one of my favorite cities). Home to Starbucks, and our region’s obsession with coffee.

Great coffee, handcrafted brews, and delicious wines are all produced here. They make great pairings for our abundance of fresh and local foods. Some of the most well-known of that lot; wild salmon, dungeness crab, and other “just pulled from the sea” offerings.

Camas has plenty of small-town charm. People get to know one another rather quickly, and the emphasis is generally on family and community.We seldom have to endure a traffic jam, unless we’re trying to get across one of the bridges into Oregon.

For me, the appeal will always be in the terrain and easy proximity to the mountains, water, and trails. Big mountains and big water are centering - it’s kind of hard to hang on to your worries when the vastness of Mother Nature puts things back into perspective for you.

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Thank you Q-man. And you are the master when it comes to painting New Mexico with bright and inviting color.

Oct 02, 2013 01:59 AM #4
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Kerrie La Guardia
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I love our state!  What a beautiful pic and sentiment Debb.  Love!!

Oct 02, 2013 02:21 AM #5
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Sharon Tara
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That picture is just gorgeous!  

Oct 02, 2013 02:33 AM #6
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Lloyd Binen
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Debb-I can see why you love Camas and Washington; you have everything anyone could ask for.

Oct 02, 2013 02:36 AM #7
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Debb I love the picture - and your state!  Just so beautiful and so much to offer both small and big city living.  You live a charmed life my dear!

Oct 02, 2013 04:46 AM #8
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Thanks Kerrie - bet you're loving married life.

Thanks Sharon.

Hi Lloyd - it's pretty good.

Thanks Anna - :)

Oct 02, 2013 05:40 AM #9
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Adrian Willanger
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Hi Debb-

You had me at "we seldom have to endure traffic jams", you truly do live in one of the best places in the state.

Oct 02, 2013 05:52 AM #10
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Debb - I've spent a fair amount of time in the area, so I know how beautiful it is there, and having great access to the outdoors and the great cities is awesome. In many ways, our homes and lifestyles are very similar (and you've got better seafood).

Oct 02, 2013 06:15 AM #11
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It's pretty good Adrian - and we can get our Seattle fix when we need it.

But Dick, you have all that sunshine - and better weather, period.

Oct 02, 2013 06:25 AM #12
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Hi Debb, 

Now this is a really good post selling your local area to the rest of the this country and beyond. Gosh this is the second one i have read today. I will suggest your blog and what a great picture! I knew Camas aws close to Portland but I did not realize till today it is in Wsahington State.  

Oct 02, 2013 06:59 AM #13
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Anita Clark
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Debb: I have never been to your state but your description and the amazing photo make me want to put it on the must see list! 

Oct 02, 2013 07:41 AM #14
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Bob - there's a contest. You should write about the great state of Texas - and why you choose to live there.

Hi Anita - well you make Georgia sound pretty peachy too. Sorry, bad pun.

Oct 02, 2013 07:45 AM #15
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

What a beautiful homage to your state, and I am glad you enlightened us.  One of these days, we will pop over to Portland and visit you...A

Oct 02, 2013 09:06 AM #16
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Suggested! The way you open up your heart and soul and talk about Camas is so motivating and your photo is breathtaking! I can tell you love your home and you are proud of your State. Camas has lots of exciting things to see and do and it's location is ideal. Before I to to know you because of ActiveRain, I never knew such a beautiful place existed.

Thank you Debb for showcasing a very special place here in America.

Oct 02, 2013 10:54 AM #17
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Debbie Reynolds
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Debb, I have really enjoyed learning and reading about your town of Camas and the surrounding area. You make it sound so real and a lovely place to call home.

Oct 02, 2013 01:29 PM #18
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Joanna Cohlan
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Good morning Debb, rugged definitely appeals to me-not a beach girl-and your descriptions of Camas and it's proximity to Portland are calling me!!

Oct 02, 2013 10:54 PM #19
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Alexandra - already looking forward to it.

You're welcome Patricia - the door is always open to you.

Thanks Debbie.

Joanna - really? That's way cool. You have a place to stay... ;)

Oct 03, 2013 01:06 AM #20
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Debb.  You're description of Camas and area; the beauty of the land, people and the things to do,  makes me want to visit in the worst way.  

Oct 03, 2013 06:07 AM #21
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Debb, enjoyed reading this post and got caught up in the words and photos. Suggested! Makes me want to get the next flight to Camas!

Oct 03, 2013 01:42 PM #22
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Cal, you'd love the kayaking here. I know you love to get out on the water.

Hey Rebecca - that is very sweet. Thanks and wish you could head this way. I'd love to be your guide.

Oct 04, 2013 12:21 AM #23
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