Cowlitz County, WA
City of Kalama
Beautiful, downtown Kalama
Small Town Charm
Situated directly on the mighty Columbia River, Kalama’s views are nothing short of spectacular. Wildlife and ships coexist and create a beautiful backdrop for this historic town. Located 30 minutes from Portland, the downtown area is quaint and picturesque. Kalama is perfect for those looking for small town charm with easy access to the I-5 corridor.
A Great Place to Call Home
The Kalama community is warm, inviting and beautiful. In Kalama you don’t have to choose between the convenience of small-town charm and outdoor access, because we have it all. Whether you are enjoying the activities at the Port, shopping the downtown antique stores, enjoying the local eateries, or taking in the beautiful views, it’s a great place to call home.
Take in a concert at the Westin Amphitheatre
Kalama is home to approximately 2,600 residents in Kalama, defining what small town charm truly means. Growth is strategically planned to keep Kalama’s small-town atmosphere. One housing development was completed in 2019 with additional housing plans underway.
The City of Kalama boasts a bustling recreation and tourism economy. Amenities include the port and amphitheater, the Marine Trail, several parks, numerous restaurants, public library, unique boutique shopping, as well as fishing, boating, and kayaking along the Columbia and Kalama rivers. Kalama is also the home to the annual Lighted Boat Parade, Kalama Heritage Festival, and the Untouchables Car Show.
The Port of Kalama has prime industrial land and exceptional move-in-ready industrial buildings. Highlights of the Port include sweeping riverfront industrial acreage, deep draft river channel for import/export, and the largest grain elevator on the west coast. More than 30 companies, employing more than 1,000 people, already call the Port of Kalama home, including a variety of new and emerging businesses.
The Kalama community is warm, inviting, and beautiful. In Kalama one does not have to choose between the convenience of small-town charm and outdoor access, because they have it all. Whether you are enjoying the activities at the Port, shopping the downtown antique stores, enjoying the local eateries, or taking in the beautiful views, it’s a great place to call home.
Port of Kalama
The Port of Kalama is a major international port offering prime industrial land and exceptional move-in ready industrial buildings. The Port offers miles of river front industrial acreage and is host to several international manufacturing businesses. It integrates economic and recreational development with beautiful parks, a lively waterfront, and a team of skilled professionals ready to partner with you in achieving your goals.
Cowlitz Economic Development Council
Board of Directors
Live, Work, Play
Cowlitz County has a strong business environment, centrally located within Washington, with access to a range of transportation alternatives, giving your business an affordable advantage.
As the main source of industrial property in Cowlitz County, our three ports have both the infrastructure and expertise needed for successful development.
Cowlitz County has something for everyone – biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, sports, festivals, arts, theater and so much more!