Longview (Washington)

Longview is a city in Washington State. It is nicknamed the "City of Trees" and was established in 1923 by R. A. Long, who intended it to become the "Chicago of the West".

Get in

By car

Interstate 5 runs through neighboring Kelso, connecting the area to Seattle and Portland.

By train

By bus

Get around

Major streets radiate like wheel spokes from the city center.



Driving through Longview in the fall is a pleasure for the eyes that is more typical to New England than the Pacific Northwest. Where much of Washington state is covered with evergreen trees the city of Longview has planted hundreds of deciduous trees all around town. Every fall the area between the civic circle and RA Long is covered in leaves of every imaginable color.


Longview loves it's coffee. Of course there are a number of Starbucks locations but in addition to that there is the Electric Bean, Zojo Coffee, Guse's Gourmet Coffee, Lisa's Lattes, and Fusion Bubble Tea. Great places to hang out and grab a drink whether it's coffee, smoothies, hot chocolates, or tea. The Electric Bean even features regular concerts and art shows.

Go next

Routes through Longview

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