City of Clatskanie

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Special Event

Clatskanie City Hall announces the retirement of Alice Belden. Alice has been the smiling face of the City’s front desk for 11 years. Her last day is Friday, April 26th 2019 and the City will host an Open House to honor her years of dedication from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The public is invited to come and wish her well.

Budget Committee Meeting

A Public Meeting of the Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie, Columbia County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 will be held at City Hall, 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D. The meeting will take place on the 2nd day of May 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 26, 2019 at 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


This is a public meeting where deliberations of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.


Any person having special needs should contact the City Manager by May 2, 2019 to make arrangements.

Notice of Public Hearing

The Budget Committee of the City of Clatskanie will hold a Public Hearing at City Hall on the 2nd day of May 2019 at 7:00 p.m. regarding the proposed use of approximately $40,000 in State Revenue Sharing Funds in the fiscal year 2019-20 budget.


Any person having special needs should contact the City Manager by May 2, 2019 to make arrangements.



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:

·       In the early 1960's, 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.


Get Directions To:
Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Planning Commission Meeting; Wednesday, April 24th, 2019; 7 pm, in the Council Chambers
City Council Meeting; Wednesday, May 1st, 2019; 7pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is OPEN.  Reminder there is no Hunting allowed