Debb Dodges Raindrops - Exploring Clark County Washington

Views of Clark County - Uptown Village is a Nice Change of Pace

Clark County Historical Museum

While we love living with Nature as Neighbors, and the quiet solitude it provides, some days we just want to go downtown for an urban experience of shopping and strolling.

Uptown Village is a wonderful shopping district located on Main Street in Vancouver, WA. Comprising approximately 11 blocks between 15th and 26th St, it bisects a residential neighborhood bordered by Columbia Street to the West and D Street on the East.

A day-long shopping trip along Main Street will take you to an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and antique stores, ending at the Clark County Historical Museum. Originally built as a Carnegie Library in 1909, the site houses a permanent collection of native art, historical artifacts from the region, and the largest collection of unpublished Richard Brautigan manuscripts. 

Two of our favorite restaurants in the area are in Uptown Village right on Main St - La Bottega, and Charlie’s Bodega. Owned by the same family, they are a quick study in contrast. La Bottega has an old-world Italian ambiance and menu, and houses a deli complete with Italian meats, cheeses, olives and wine. Charlie’s modern decor is the perfect atmosphere for Spanish tapas (small plates) and a unique whiskey bar with artistically-inspired cocktails.

The surrounding residential areas feature moderately-priced single family homes, some with historical pedigree. Its tree-lined avenues have all the characteristic of a downtown urban neighborhood where most of the residents walk to their destinations.

Listings are scooped up very quickly in this highly desirable area. Currently there are only two Active listings - representing the historical presence as well as modern developments in the neighborhood. We can appreciate the popularity of this lifestyle, but prefer ViewHomes of Clark County with Nature As Neighbors and "elbow room for the soul." 



ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
Living in ViewHomes™ is like having “elbowroom for the soul”.







I love the building in your post.  Uptown Village looks like a great place to visit!  And your description of the restaurants is making my mouth water...Time for lunch...A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Hi Debb and Bernie --- Uptown Village sounds like an ideal place to me.   A neighborhood that is enhanced by unique shops and dining plus the opportunity to take a stroll seems would likely rank high on my home buying checklist.  

Thanks for the introduction the area.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

Debb and Bernie, Uptown Village sounds like a wonderful place to live. Those who want to live the will need to act quickly on a purchase. It's yet another lifestyle living much like, yet very different from Nature and Neighbors. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Hi Debb & Bernie - Nice overview of Uptown Village - it sounds like a great place to enjoy some good shopping and a bit to eat and drink.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 4 years ago

No matter how much we love where we live and work, it's nice to spread our wings a bit further afield from time to time. Uptown Village sounds like a great place in which to do just that.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

That building has real class Debb.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Very charming and obviously with a pedigree and history.  I'd love to hear more about how it might have been a Carnegie Library - as in Andrew Carnegie?

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) over 4 years ago

Debb, sure sounds like a wonderful area to stroll before or after dinner, and the Italian fare sounds wonderful.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for sharing information on your area.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago


The Clark County Uptown Village sound a very walking shopping experience.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

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