History, Community, and Dreams Unfold​

Open Now!

We are thrilled to share the news that the Mountain Timber Market is now open seven days a week! This extraordinary space aims to be much more than just a market. It’s a community incubator designed to nurture small retail businesses and restaurants while offering an irresistible blend of shopping, dining, and a providing a place for locals and visitors to gather alike.

A Nod to Kalama’s Rich History

The name “Mountain Timber Market” isn’t just catchy—it’s a tribute to the town’s history and the original Mountain Timber Company that was a staple in the early 1900s. Nestled between two breathtaking parks along the shores of the Columbia River, our location is ideal for a day of meandering. Come explore the walking trails, enjoy live music at the amphitheater, revel in the playgrounds, and round off your visit with some beachside dining.

Bridging Dreams and Reality

The inspiration behind this market sprang from a desire to fill a critical gap: connecting aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources they need to make their dreams a reality. In partnership with SCORE, a nationally recognized organization with decades of experience in mentoring and education, we offer guidance and resources to ensure that dreamers can become doers. From start-ups to seasoned businesses, Mountain Timber Market provides a supportive environment to help businesses thrive.

A Destination for Community Gathering

Nestled between picturesque parks and the awe-inspiring Columbia River, Mountain Timber Market is more than a marketplace—it’s a community gathering spot. Whether you’re here to shop at our curated boutiques, enjoy a meal from local food trucks, or take in the arts, we offer something for everyone. Come for the goods, stay for the vibe; we’re a one-stop destination where the community comes to celebrate all that Kalama has to offer.

A Space Designed for Growth and Opportunity

Empowering Local Businesses

Mountain Timber Market spans a generous 32,747 square feet, and we’ve thoughtfully designed the layout to foster a vibrant community atmosphere. The market features:

  • Nine small retail spaces
  • Two small restaurants
  • Three Food Trucks
  • Vendor hall space
  • Two large restaurants
  • Two rentable event spaces for meetings, gatherings, and events

Businesses that have successfully completed the Port’s 13-week Education Series have been meticulously selected to be a part of our exciting new community. Interested in joining us? We have a few remaining retail spaces that can be yours. To be considered, submit an Application of Interest and join our waiting list.

How to Apply

Completed applications can be emailed to info@mountaintimber.org or submitted in person at the Port’s Administrative Office located at 110 W Marine Drive, Kalama, WA 98625.

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a community member eager for a fresh experience, Mountain Timber Market invites you to be a part of something truly special. Come join us and enrich your life along the picturesque Columbia River. Welcome to the community!

What are the requirements for applying?
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • You must live within 100 miles of 110 West Marine Drive, Kalama, WA 98625.
  • Neither you nor any of your immediate family members or anyone living in your household may currently be an employee of the Port of Kalama.
  • If chosen for participation, you must successfully pass a background and credit check for participation.
Yes, while minimum hours are still being established, there will be minimum operating hours seven days a week.
The market will open in the Fall of 2023.
  • Boutiques with locally sourced goods

  • Cheeses and special dairy

  • Locally made jewelry

  • Artisan crafters

  • Locally grown fruits and vegetables

  • Your idea!