Oregon Map

Lower Columbia River

Columbia and Clatsop Counties


Columbia County, 97048

Spirited City on the Mighty Columbia

Rainier has the dubious distinction of being the site of the now defunct Trojan nuclear reactor (residents of Deer Island might dispute this). Although the plant is permanently shut down the legal battle still goes on over who is to blame for those darned fuel rods cracking. We thought power was expensive then, look at it now. And by the time we save all of the threatened species we will be back to rubbing sticks together for fire.

The town has nice views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens to the north and of the Lewis and Clark bridge over the Columbia to the west. The city of Rainier keeps a nice web page. Check it out.