City of Clatskanie

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The City of Clatskanie will be continuing replacement of the sanitary sewer line and associated services on SW Tichenor Street, beginning on August 12, 2019.  The work is located on SW Tichenor Street between US30 and SW 2nd Street, a distance of approximately 420 feet.  The duration of this year’s project will be approximately four weeks.


On August 12, the intersection of US30 and SW Tichenor Street will be closed to traffic.  The west entrance to the Chevron Station will be closed as well.


The work hours will generally be between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Traffic will be restricted to local access only.  Residents in the work area are asked to not park their vehicles along the curb during work hours.  The street is narrow and heavy equipment and trucks will need the extra width to safely do the work.


This is the sixth and final phase of the SW Tichenor Street sanitary sewer replacement, which extends from the PUD substation at the end of SW Tichenor down to the highway (US30). 


Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.  If you have any questions, please contact Dave True (503) 728-2622.



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.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July Heritages Days celebration that dates back over 100 years.  

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.


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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



City Council Meeting; Wednesday, September 4th, 2019; 7 pm in the Council Chambers
Planning Commission Meeting; Wednesday, September 25th, 2019; 7 pm in the Council Chambers

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is now CLOSED, to all vehicle traffic as of August 1, 2019. Reminder, there is NO hunting allowed.
Scout Lake Permit - Fire Season