Autumn has arrived. While the leaves start to change color and a crisp breeze fills the air, many of us eagerly get ready for all the great things this season has to offer. This might mean cozying up to a fire while reading a book, playing a game of touch football, or grabbing a warm coffee with friends. In Clark County, there are many activities that lend themselves to the fall months. C-TRAN takes the opportunity to explore locally owned businesses that will satisfy your autumn needs, and explain how to get there by riding transit.
If there is one thing that defines the months of September through December, it is the necessity for coffee. Here are three popular spots among a plethora of options in Clark County.
Where: 8086 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98664
By Bus: Route 37
Description: Pines Coffee offers a great selection of fall-inspired drinks, including the Cabin Fever latte made with Oregon hazelnuts.
Where: 104 Grand Blvd #100, Vancouver, WA 98661
By Bus: Route 6
Description: A local woman-owned business, Thatcher’s Coffee offers a gluten-free pumpkin bread for the season.
Where: 400 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607
By Bus: Route 92
Description: Caffe Piccolo offers a variety of handcrafted beverages and sandwiches.
This jasmine huckleberry latte and strawberry pastry are among the offerings at Pines Coffee in Vancouver.
Besides coffee, warm clothes are essential in the fall. Here are three clothing stores in Clark County that are accessible by C-TRAN bus routes:
Wild Fern Boutique
Where: 2106 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
By Bus: Route 31, 39, 71 or The Vine
Description: They sell new men’s and women’s clothing, and recently stocked up on fall and winter coats.
Where: 104 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
By Bus: Route 6
Description: Willows offers fashion for women of all ages. Keep an eye out for their seasonal scarves, hats, and jackets.
Where: 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662
By Bus: Accessible by The Vine, and several other routes that serve the Vancouver Mall Transit Center
Description: Pipsqueak Resale Boutique specializes in affordable kids clothing, and offers rain gear for the upcoming months.
Autumn brings cold weather, and many people like to stay inside to keep warm. Reading new and used books is a great way to pass the time while being at home. Here are some local book stores:
Where: 6613 Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661
By Bus: Route 37
Description: Vintage Books offers rare, hard to find, used books, with plenty of categories to pick from.
Where: 813 W Main St #108, Battle Ground, WA 98604
By Bus: Route 7
Description: A full service used book store. They offer 10% off to teachers and veterans, on thousands of paperback and hardback books.
I Like Comics
Where: 1715 Broadway St, Vancouver, WA 98663
By Bus: Downtown Vancouver, accessible by several C-TRAN routes.
Description: Offers new DC and Marvel Comics in the upcoming months.
Whether it be coffee shops, book stores, or boutiques, C-TRAN challenges you to travel by transit and explore all the great things Clark County has to offer this fall. You might even find something unexpected. Plan your trip at www.c-tran.com.