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Chehalis Community

Chehalis, Washington is a small city located almost exactly halfway between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The historic downtown and most of the city's amenities are nestled at the base of a small range of forested hills. From numerous vantage points in the hills just west of town, one can see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helen—weather permitting.

Chehalis Facts

  • Chehalis is located in Lewis County, Washington, United States. 
  • The population was 7,498 at the 2016 census. 
  • It is the county seat of Lewis County.

To learn more about the area, visit our community links.

Come to the Pacific Northwest!

Interstate 5 offers quick, convenient access to many great Pacific Northwest destinations.

Seattle, offers sports — NFL football (Seahawks), Major League baseball (Mariners) and Professional Soccer (Sounders). Not to mention its world-class music, restaurants and shopping!

About three hours north is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — truly an international crossroads. 

Portland, Oregon is two hours south. The city’s thriving downtown and historic neighborhoods entice visitors from all over the world!

A two-hour drive gets you to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier for a world of wintertime play — downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. 

The ancient rain forests of Olympic National Park are just an hour away. 

The Pacific Ocean also is just over an hour away … replete with clamming and beach-combing.