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The City of Clatskanie is accepting proposals for City Attorney services which includes advising City officials on matters relating to City business and representing the City in municipal court prosecutions.

Full list of specifications is available at by clicking here, in person at City Hall, 95 S Nehalem St., Clatskanie, or by calling Greg Hinkelman at (503) 728-2622.

Proposals must include proposed monthly fees for standard services. Candidates must provide references upon request. Submit bids by 5 p.m., December 22, 2014, to Greg Hinkelman, City Manager, City of Clatskanie, P.O. Box 9, Clatskanie, OR 97016.

Must have City of Clatskanie business license prior to commencing work.


Message from the Mayor:


Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·         51 years ago, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


Mayor Diane Pohl

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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Thursday, December 25, 2014 City Hall will be closed in observance of Christmas
Thursday, January 1, 2015 City Hall will be closed in observance of New Years' Day.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 7pm City Council Meeting
Monday, January 19, 2015 City Hall will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King's Day.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 7pm City Council Meeting
Monday, February 16, 2015 City Hall will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is closed for hunting season.