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Welcome to SwissMiss at Home! This is a site where I share all the reasons that I love Vancouver, WA and the surrounding area. The businesses, the parks, the hiking, the biking, and the people. I have lived in this area for most of my life, and although I love to travel, I find that I always come back here and this feels like home.

I know that I’m not the only one who loves it here, so I want to encourage collaboration! I’d love to have you reach out and share your experiences with me, write guest posts if you’d like, comment on the posts if you visit the places I highlight. If you have upcoming events, specials, please share with me so we can get the word out. This is your site as much as mine!

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  • Barlow’s Public House on the Waterfront
    Guest Post by Gwen Babi Four of us went to Happy Hour at Barlow’s on the Waterfront located above Twigs.   We wore masks and were shown to a table outdoors on the balcony overlooking the waterfront.   The setting was perfect.   They have a nice beer selection and we were able to order Maryhill wines and…
  • Fisher Basin Park
    I woke up nice and early this morning, before it started to get warm, and decided to go for a walk. I walked to a local park, Fisher Basin Park, and it is a really nice one that I want to share with you. In non-COVID times, this park is very busy on the weekends…
  • The Park on the Bluff
    This little park is a bit of a secret in East Vancouver. There are no “welcome to your park” signs, and no parking lot, and other than the paved trail leading up from the sidewalk, no indication that it is up there! But if it’s a nice day and you’d like a picnic with a…
  • Vancouver Farmer’s Market
    One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is visit the Vancouver Farmer’s Market. This weekly event happens Spring through Fall in downtown near Esther Short Park. It is open Saturday 9am – 3pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm. **Please note that during COVID soft opening, the first hour is reserved for seniors…