Exploring Downtown Vancouver

The heart of Vancouver, Downtown offers a mix of historic and modern buildings lining the business-filled blocks between Fifth Street and East Mill Plain Boulevard. Public art can be spotted on almost every corner, and year-round events keep Esther Short Park humming with activity.

Experience Downtown

Visitors to Vancouver routinely note the welcoming nature of the businesses on Main Street, and Sunset Magazine even named Vancouver’s Main Street among the Best in the West. Local businesses that call downtown home include hip coffee shop hangouts, vintage boutiques, the iconic Kiggins Theatre, and some of the area’s most popular breweries.

Downtown also encompasses the Vancouver Arts District. Watch for public art fixtures like whirling kinetic art, larger-than-life murals, and carefully detailed sculptures. The art scene can be enjoyed any time, but visitors on First Fridays experience rotating art exhibits, special tours, and downtown business specials.

A typical day in the city’s urban core brings out the office workers for lunch at roving food trucks, while evening settles into a humming rhythm of diners and craft brew aficionados ready to explore the nightlife. On weekends, the Vancouver Farmers Market steals the show with its bountiful booths of berries, bouquets, and baked goods.

Nearby, Esther Short Park attracts crowds to its buzzing bandstand and Propstra Square. Check out the events calendar to join in on fun runs, wine festivals, concerts in the park, and more.


Brothers Cascadia Evergreen Pub

Brothers Cascadia's second location is a family-friendly establishment in the heart of downtown

Doomsday Brewing Safe House

Founded in September 2012 by two close friends, Doomsday Brewing is inspired by admiration for the

Heathen Brewing Feral Public House

Promising "progressive ales for the promiscuous palette," the Public House is where you can enjoy

Irrelevant Beer

The folks behind Relevant Coffee have teamed up with industry veterans to make and serve quality

Locust Cider & Brewing Co.

Locust Cider & Brewing Co. expands to southwest Washington with a family-friendly taproom in

Loowit Brewing

Loowit Brewing is a microbrewery and tasting room located in downtown Vancouver, just a stones throw

SOMA Kombucha Taproom

Unstaffed, Self-Serve Kombucha Taproom offering the healthiest and tastiest kombucha around. Grown

Tap Union Freehouse

Tap Union is a taproom and freehouse focused on beer, cider, and food made simply and done well. It

Thirsty & Hungry Sasquatch

Thirsty Sasquatch is a cozy and unique taproom in Uptown Village of Vancouver, WA. Serving up 22"

Trap Door Brewing

Trap Door is run by a fourth-generation beer industry family with the goal of producing the highest


Burnt Bridge Cellars

Burnt Bridge Cellars is Vancouver's only Urban Winery, dedicated to crafting world class Rhone and

Cellar 55 Tasting Room

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Evergreen Wine Cellar, LLC

Come explore the world of wine at Evergreen Wine Cellar. A small family business since 2007, they

Niche Wine Bar & Bistro

Offering 160 wines by the bottle and dozens more by the glass, Niche Wine Bar provides the ultimate

SuLei Cellars

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Willful Wine Bar

Located inside the Historic Grant House, Willful Winery is a woman-owned winery that began in the