From Clatskanie, Portland is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast, and Tacoma is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northeast.
Don't restrict yourself to Clatskanie, because the wider region features numerous scenic and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. Interesting places in the vicinity of Clatskanie are Castle Rock, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and St. Helens, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Clatskanie is Astoria, a regional center where you'll find Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Fort Stevens State Park. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort to Sea Trail and Astoria Riverfront Trolley are other good spots to visit.
If you want to stay indoors, you can't beat Willamette Valley's art galleries. These are great places to to learn a little about the region's culture and find a unique souvenir or two.
See a side of the region most visitors don't see by spending time with a local guide on one of the winery tours.
When it's time to say goodbye to Clatskanie, head to the nearest major airport located in Portland, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast.