Regional Resources | Port of Lewiston

Regional Resources

Idaho’s Only Seaport

The City of Lewiston, Idaho (home to the Port of Lewiston) is located 465 river miles inland, at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers and adjacent to Clarkston, Wash. The cities were named to honor the encampment of Lewis and Clark during their expedition to the Pacific Ocean.

Today, Lewiston and Clarkston are known as the gateway to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The Snake River created Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest gorge. You can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the canyon on one of the region’s regular boat tours, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting or jet boating, or view the myriad of wildlife, geological and historical sites along the canyon walls and shores of this national destination.

Lewiston and Clarkston are the regional commercial center for north central Idaho, eastern Oregon and southeast Washington. Both communities offer their own state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, public school districts, hotel/convention facilities, industrial sites, shopping districts and full public services. Additionally, there is one state college and one community college locally, and two universities within a 45-minute drive.

Known as the “Banana Belt of the Pacific Northwest,” the mild weather in the Valley offers extensive year-round outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, strolling the miles of riverfront levee pathways, beaches, RV and waterfront parks, and ongoing planned community events.

Click the above photo to explore the new visitor’s guide for the Lewis Clark Valley and North Central Idaho.


US Congress


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter
Office of the Governor
700 West Jefferson, 2nd Floor
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83702
208-334-3454 Fax


State Senator

State Senator Dan Johnson
PO Box 2117
Lewiston, ID 83501
208-821-0184 Fax


State Representative

State Representative Thyra Stevenson
Distric 6, Lewiston
House Seat A
308 N. Prospect Blvd.
Lewiston, ID 83501


State Representative

State Representative Mike Kingsley
Distric 6, Lewiston
House Seat B
3413 Bluebird Circle
Lewiston, ID 83501



Senator Mike Crapo
239 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510

Senator James Risch
483 Russell Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510

House of Representatives

Congressman Raul Labrador
(1st Cong. District)
1523 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3029 Fax


Congressman Mike K. Simpson
(2nd Cong. District)
2312 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-8216 Fax

Idaho Department of Commerce Contacts

US Department of Commerce Contact

Chrissy Bowers
Chief Industry & Community Services Officer
(208) 780-5139

Carmen Achabal
IGEM Program Manager
(208) 780-5146

Jennifer Verdon
International Trade Manager
(208) 287-3165

Tony Tenne
Community Development Specialist – Regions 1 and 2

Diane Norton
Tourism Manager
(208) 287-0785

Susie Davidson
Business Attraction Manager
(208) 287-0783

Amy Benson
International Trade