About Ridgefield

Ridgefield is in the pastoral, rolling hills countryside of northern Clark County, Washington.

Ridgefield is notable for the significant Native American and Lewis and Clark Expedition history of the area, but is also the home of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, a primary reserve for migrating waterfowl on the Pacific Flyway, and the Ridgefield High School “Spudders” (reflecting the area’s potato-farming heritage). Whether you are looking for a day trip getaway, a business friendly city for your company, or a vibrant community to call your home, Ridgefield has opportunities for everyone.

Our city is comprised of newcomers excited about making this nature-filled place their new home and long-time residents who continue to revel in Ridgefield’s picturesque surroundings, family-friendly neighborhoods and parks, and a strong sense of community. Add to it Main Street America charm and major employers, and you’ll find that Ridgefield offers a piece of paradise for those who want to get away from the Big City… but not too far away.

With its ample supply of open land and major infrastructure in place, Ridgefield is ready to proceed with quality development. Significant projects on the horizon in Ridgefield’s future include the construction of a Clark College satellite campus, a new Peace Health facility, and the commercial development of the Port of Ridgefield’s 40-acre waterfront site – a natural extension of the downtown area.

Small Town Charm


With Ridgefield’s commitment to quality in everything it undertakes – public parks and trails, community events, schools, business development, and more – it makes a great place to call home for you or your business. Visitors will find it welcoming here, too!

Ridgefield offers the best of life in a small community while being in close proximity to the Portland-Vancouver metro area, which offers a world-class food scene, theater, ballet, professional sports events, and more.

Ridgefield is:

  • 20 min. to Portland, OR
  • 20 min. to Portland Int’l Airport
  • 2.5 hours south of Seattle
  • On the I-5 Discovery Corridor

Whether you are a long-time resident, new to town or visiting for the first time, we encourage you to explore and enjoy all that Ridgefield has to offer.


Awards and Recognition

Community Garden


Education & Schools

Historic Downtown

Hospitals & Healthcare

Ridgefield’s History

Where is Ridgefield?