City of Clatskanie

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The City of Clatskanie will be conducting work for the replacement of the sanitary sewer line on SW Tichenor Street.  This year’s project will be between SW 4th and SW 7th Street, particularly the section of sewer between 475 SW Tichenor Street and 585 SW Tichenor Street.

The work will begin on the Tuesday after the Labor Day holiday, September 5th.  Work hours will generally be between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  SW Tichenor Street will be closed between SW 7th and SW 4th Street, except for local traffic accessing residences.  During work hours, residents are asked not to park curbside in the work area and utilize parking on adjacent blocks.

The work will start near 475 SW Tichenor Street and proceed to the south, terminating at 585 SW Tichenor Street.  The work is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks.  There will be times when driveways will not be accessible as the construction proceeds past homes.  Access will be restored by the end of the work shift in most cases.

This is the 4th phase of a six phase project.  It is the goal of the city to continue work next year from 585 SW Tichenor and proceed to the south to SW 7th Street (Phase 5).  The final phase is scheduled two years from now and will be between SW 2nd Street and US 30 (Phase 6).

The City appreciates your cooperation, understanding, and the inconveniences during the construction time.  If you have any question, please contact Dave True, Public Works Director at (503) 728-2622 (office) or by mobile phone at (503) 741-0802.



Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·       In the early 1960's, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


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Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Wednesday September 27th, 2017;  7 pm, Planning Commission 
City Council Meeting. Wednesday October 4th, 2017; 7pm

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Scout Lake is Closed due to fire danger.