I don't get down that way much anymore, but a while back there was supposed to be a boardgame store opening in Washougal. Did that ever happen? If so, that might be a place to meet gamers out that way.
If there is a store out there, please let me know how it is.
You may be referring to Hero Support on E street. It does not have a very good selection of boardgames and caters to some comic books, legos, and a variety of CCGs. In the end it doesn't have much appeal to my type of gaming, but the staff is friendly. The space there is fairly limited and their hours were pretty clipped when I went (back in June).