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Greetings from Kalama, Washington!

Kalama is a small town located about 25 miles north of Vancouver. Kalama is a port town situated along the banks of the Columbia River, and it actually contains quite a bit of industry within the Port of Kalama.  We were there to visit the unique shops and restaurants of the downtown area.

Our first stop in Kalama was at the Fireside Café. This is the classic case of “don’t judge a book by its cover.” The café is located within Camp Kalama, an RV Park. The food at the café is incredible. Mumzies had their Eggs Benedict, and Papa tried their Virginia biscuits and gravy. Not only is the food incredible, but the staff at the café are also super friendly and welcoming.

Fireside Cafe
Fireside Cafe Eggs Benedict
Fireside Cafe Virginia Biscuits and Gravy

After our fantastic breakfast, we drove around the town to see the sights. Over at Marine Park, they have the world’s tallest totem pole made from a single tree. The totem pole is 140 feet tall and beautifully carved and painted.

Mumzies at tallest totem pole in the world
Kalama Totem Poles
Kalama Park

The downtown area has four antique shops and yes, we did go into each one of them. Mumzies is on a mission to find an old highchair for Juliette Paige. Unfortunately there weren’t any highchairs to Mumzies’ liking. We will just have to keep looking.

Kalama Welcome Sign
Downtown Kalama
Kalama 125 Year Sign
Kalama VFW
First Street Antiques
Elvis at the Columbia Inn
Antique Pox Warning

Before heading out of town, we decided to have lunch at the Lucky Dragon Restaurant. The portion sizes at the restaurant were enormous! Papa ordered the Chicken three ways, and it turned out to be a full platter of food. Mumzies’ combo lunch plate was also way too much food for one sitting. Couple the humungous portions with the fact that we had a huge breakfast only a few hours prior… we left the Lucky Dragon with four boxes of left-overs.

Lucky Dragon Restaurant
Lucky Dragon Lunch
Lucky Dragon Chicken Three Ways
Lucky Dragon Combo Lunch

We had a good day in Kalama. For such a small town, they have a nice mix of stores and restaurants in the downtown area.

Watch the video below to see more of our day in Kalama. Check it out!

Best wishes,

Mumzies & Papa