We used to have a JC Penny in Astoria. They closed after being there for 101 years! One of the anchor stores in downtown. Since Sears closed, not a lot in Astoria now. Everyone shops in Warrenton at Walmart, Fred Meyer, Costco, Home Depot.
The nearest Penny’s is Kelso WA. There is also one in McMinnville.
Then some years ago a freestanding JCPenney opened in Vancouver’s lower east side.
I want to say it opened sometime around 2005 or 2006ish. It was one of the first major stores along with Home De-Pot and WallyWorld to open in English Pit. The Sonic Burger across the access road opened VERY shortly thereafter!