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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Lookout
“A decent alternative to driving into see the Mt. St. Helens volcano. The visitor center is close to I-5. It's not as exciting as actually being at the foot of Mt. St. Helens, but a fine introduction to the events that led up to the eruption on May 18, 1980.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“4th of July fireworks to music, great bands, lots of vendors, free concerts!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great place to eat smoked meats! Priced reasonably and nice portions! Also caters to local home brewers, so they have an excellent shop to check out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Great craft beers with a gourmet food truck across the street that delivers to the brewery.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“This is a small health-food store which has very good quality items. It is quite expensive but they carry most things that health-food stores carry except fresh produce”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“I have travelled all over the world and tasted coffee everywhere and you cannot beat Zojo's. This cafe is like a sitting room and is definitely a local meeting place. I go there every day. They are open 7-4 PM Mon-Fri and 9-2PM at weekends. They also have a drive through and internet cafe on Ocean Beach just round the corner.open all the time. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Delicious personal wood-fire pizzas. I like the Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the Cabernet Franc. Fun atmosphere. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great wedge salad—I advise adding bacon & avocado. Favorite drink is the lemon basil-tini! A few beers & wines but better known for their mixed drinks. They have fondue & some flatbread pizza & sandwiches. I like the calamari appetizer with the dipping sauces! Some other eats on the menu as well. Small but nice venue. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is such a cool place. It's down some stairs below the sidewalk on Commerce St in Longview. By day it is Gyros Gyros Cafe. At 4pm it becomes Bowers' Down Restaurant. Both are owned and run by a local farm to table restauranteur. You will be amazed at his locally sourced and hand crafted dishes!! He butchers his own meat from his farm. He's an endless source of entertainment and information. Highly recommend you call for reservations if going during Bowers' Down time.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Not a particularly fancy place but the fish is fresh and their clam chowder is one of the best I have ever tasted. This too is run by a local family and the service is always good. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Excellent coffee and you can get a simple breakfast and pastries also a drive through. They also have a cafe near to Fred Meyer and a drive through near Jiffy Lube on 15th near the hospital. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“absolutely beautiful lakeside park and gardens, walking and biking trails, movies and live music on the lawn in the evenings”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is a great place to eat smoked meats! Priced reasonably and nice portions! Also caters to local home brewers, so they have an excellent shop to check out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great wedge salad—I advise adding bacon & avocado. Favorite drink is the lemon basil-tini! A few beers & wines but better known for their mixed drinks. They have fondue & some flatbread pizza & sandwiches. I like the calamari appetizer with the dipping sauces! Some other eats on the menu as well. Small but nice venue. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is such a cool place. It's down some stairs below the sidewalk on Commerce St in Longview. By day it is Gyros Gyros Cafe. At 4pm it becomes Bowers' Down Restaurant. Both are owned and run by a local farm to table restauranteur. You will be amazed at his locally sourced and hand crafted dishes!! He butchers his own meat from his farm. He's an endless source of entertainment and information. Highly recommend you call for reservations if going during Bowers' Down time.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Not a particularly fancy place but the fish is fresh and their clam chowder is one of the best I have ever tasted. This too is run by a local family and the service is always good. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend

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