Clatskanie, a community of 1600 residents, is located on coastal Highway 30. Sixty-five miles west of Portland and fifty miles east of Seaside. The community is located close to any type of family recreation desired.
Three preschools, two private and the Head Start center, serve preschoolers and their families within the area. The community considers children a priority; strong sports associations, an active Kiwanis Club, strong ties between community partners concentrating on issues involving youth, a community sponsored youth recreation center, a long standing Parks and Recreation department and a large city park with skate board facilities offer services to local youth and families.
A local food bank and social service agency plus numerous churches offer services to families who need added support. Three day care centers offer services to working families. A variety of stores and shops are dispersed throughout the retail area to meet basic and a few specialty shopping needs.
Visitors as well as new members of the community boast of Clatskanie's warm, friendly, family oriented atmosphere.