St Helens, OR – Local business, Pure Serenity Massage, LLC has consistently been adding services to their business since they opened in October 2007. Starting as a massage business, they are now offering fourteen different types of massage and expanded services to include Facials by licensed Estheticians, Eye Lash Extensions, Spray Tans, Essential Oils, Foot Reflexology, Ear Candling and now a Float Tank. They have expanded to a one-stop shop for health and wellness.
Pure Serenity has the only float tank in Columbia County which provides Floatation Therapy. Have you heard of this new health trend called floating? The concept is sensory deprivation to take away the stress and distractions in life. You lay on your back in 98 degrees Epom Saltwater in a soundproof and lightproof tank to create a balance allowing your body to feel like it is “floating” depriving your body of any sensory activity. Below is a YouTube Video that explains what it is and how it works found on Pure Serenity’s website.
The owner, Kayla Mixer, shared she decided to get a float tank because “We were hitting our 10 years and I was wanting a float tank for 3 years. It was always in the back of my mind I finally pushed forward and did it. We love the idea that the facility can be a one-stop shop and a float tank is a great addition to massage and skin care. A float right before a message is amazing!!! So many benefits to floating I’m so happy to have the first float in Columbia County.”
Over the past few months, they have also revamped their skincare department. Kayla wanted to bring in the best product and a new high-end microdermabrasion machine. She explained that her lead, Esthetician Michelle King, used to work at ski resorts and with plastic surgeons which helps add to a new skin care department that is top of the line and amazing results. Pure Serenity is hosting an upcoming Customer Appreciation Event for current and new potential customers on December 15th to view the new product line, meet the Estheticians and enjoy refreshments.
Want to learn more about Floating. Check out this YouTube Video for more information on Floatation Therapy.
Columbia County, OR – Two businesses in Columbia County are offering delivery service. Hawk & Wolf Columbia Couriers have a focus on food delivery from local restaurants in St. Helens. The other business Columbia County Anytime Assistant can help with almost anything, anytime! Both businesses serve a purpose to help our local residents in a growing community. It’s a convenience for some, a necessity for others since public transportation is limited in our rural community.
One delivers locally in St. Helens mainly from restaurants. Hawk & Wolf Columbia Couriers can bring you a variety of items from fried fish, gourmet sausages, Mexican or Thai Cuisine, and general grocery items from the gas station. They can help fulfill your food cravings from local restaurants. The company is run by partners, Ben Tiscareno & Kathleen Jenkins, They are open Tuesdays. Wednesdays & Thursdays 11 AM – 8 PM, Fridays & Saturdays 11 AM- 11 PM closed Sunday -Monday. They have partnered with Muchas Gracias Mexican Food, Skippers & Skinny’s, Vinnie’s Chicago Subs and Roy Thai to deliver locally in the St. Helens area. You can find a map of their service area pinned to the front of their facebook page.
Columbia County Anytime Assistants opened in the past few months to help with concierge and other customized services. This new company is run by a husband and wife team, Arejonna & Josh Paulson. They started this company in July 2018 Arejonna shared, “to further help our community, especially ones who are our veterans or disabled.” They can also work with kids. Need help with school drop off or pick up, car services pick up or drop off, pet taxi, a variety of other concierge services such as dropping off prescriptions, dry cleaning, alterations, post office, dump runs, merchandise returns, grocery shopping, and customized errands give them a call. They are open 7 AM- 10 PM Monday -Fridays and 9:00-10 AM on the weekend give them a call at 971-328-2246 to book a space.
St. Helens, OR – Hob Nob Brewhouse & Taproom located at 2155 Columbia Blvd in St. Helens showcases some locally brewed beer along with other Oregon Brews, high-quality fresh food to round out the farm to table concept using locally sourced produce and products as much as possible. One could say that this new business is not only tasty but it’s good for you. They use locally made products like Sasquatch Mustard by Darling Foods, serve Two Birds One Stone spirited ice cream and outsource produce as much as they can from local family farms like Canaan Hill Farm. They also feature events such as live music, tastings and the upcoming event, a first in Columbia County, a HomeBrew Competition.
John & Tamara Stermer, owners, wanted to offer a different type of restaurant. Tamara Stermer makes a point to recognize her team as being an important piece in running a successful business where customers want to keep coming back. Hob Nob means to toast each other, a social place according to their facebook page. When you visit, why not grab a flight to try a variety of beers? or maybe you’re in the mood for a refreshing cocktail like their seasonal Sangria or a Lavender Lemon Drop. You won’t be disappointed! Some customers favorite menu items include the House Chips, add the parmesan cheese for a treat, the homemade plum sauce for the Fly Away Wings and the Gluten Free -Roots N Seeds Salad.
In the few short months since opening, they have hosted Kentucky Derby Food, Fare & Fundraiser for Columbia Humane Society. Their new upcoming event will be the first Hob Nob Brew Octoberfest Homebrewers Competition in Columbia County is sanctioned by American Home Brewers Association & BJCP according to their business facebook page. They are currently looking for both brewers and the public to attend this event with live music, traditional Octoberfest foods prepared in event area and German cuisine available for indoor dining. Reservations are recommended for indoor dining the evening of Octoberfest just call 503-396-3151.
Just a few details for the Hob Nob Brew Octoberfest Homebrewers Competition on October 6th:
For Brewers: Judging Saturday -9:00 AM. The rules and profiles are posted at our website www.hobnobbrewhouse.com
For Guests: Open to public starting from 3 PM till 11 PM for 21 & Over ONLY. $30.00 entry fee includes a tasting glass with event logo, bracelets with 6 prepaid tastings, live music. Go to their facebook page to stay up to date on the event.
You’ll find this new place charming and will want to come back to try something new. Welcome to Columbia County Hob Nob Brewhouse & Taproom. Cheers!
Scappoose, OR – Local businesswoman, Jessica Hansen runs two businesses in Columbia County. She works as a freelancer, a business coach, for The System Magician & opened a nonprofit, Jubilee Collaborative a few months ago at 52555 Columbia River Highway, Scappoose, OR. Many businesswomen have more than one business so that’s not what makes her unique. She’s unique because she has started two of the larger growing segments of business that aren’t just trends but are here to stay and expand such as freelancer & co-working space which both complement one another. She coaches business owners to reach their goals and streamline processes and opened the first co-working space in Columbia County.
Jessica has a corporate background making an easy transition to coaching small businesses owners. She set up Jubilee Collective, co-working and events rental space, as a nonprofit to keep the rates for office space affordable for those who work virtually. So many people meet in restaurants and coffee shops, co-working provides a different but similar environment with amenities. You’ll find many events happening at Jubilee Collective follow their calendar to stay up to date such as Saturday Market, local workshops, classes and they have a fundraiser coming up on August 25th for Sseko Designs Fundraiser with a Purpose.
Jessica shared she decided to open the co-working space because “Jubilee Collective is a place for all people to teach and learn anything they want. It’s been missing in our community. There’s also a need for office space that’s affordable and flexible for a new generation of virtual workers. Jubilee Collective is a resource for people starting and growing small businesses, unlike anything else in Columbia County.”
Co-working is a trend that is here to stay according to Entrepreneur.com. It offers the perks of an office while sharing the power of working with others and dividing office expenses helping to put more dollars back into a business owner’s pocket. “Freelance workforce growth is accelerating and has outpaced overall U.S. workforce growth by 3x since 2014. Work is changing rapidly, FIA (Freelancing In America) finds, due to the impacts of automation, and freelancers are better equipped for the future due to more frequent reskilling.” www.upwork.com.
Jessica focuses on long-term goals and how to get there. She is often ahead of the curve leading the way. Help me welcome her to Columbia County. You can follow her on her business Facebook pages The Systems Magician and Jubilee Collective.
St. Helens, OR – Book Signing, Open Mic, Fiber Art & Leather Making Demos, all ages Coloring Contest and more fun. What do all of these have in common? It’s the 3rd Annual Spring Into Art event at The Columbia Learning Center, 375 18th Street St. Helens hosted by the Columbia Arts Guild (CAG) on May 5th from 10 AM- 4 PM. This is a free family-friendly fun community event.
Columbia County, OR – The Home & Garden Show continues to grow every year. It’s happening this Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-3 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Last year an estimated 3,000-5,000 attended each day. Organizers expect a larger crowd this year due to the increase in vendors. This year more than 49 vendors will be on site along with product demonstrations, food and fun!
The Home & Garden show has all sorts of new Spring items for both your home and your garden. This show is sponsored by The Chronicle, St Helens Community Credit Union & Dahlgren’s Do It Best. If you forget to grab your free ticket, it’s only $3 Admission at the gate. You can stop by local businesses to pick up Free Tickets at the any of the above sponsors and The Chief, Don’s Rentals, Sears Hometown Store of Scappoose, and Discount and Deals in Clatskanie.
Growing the show means many new vendors are coming in this year such as Sunset Equipment which will have an Excavator outside the pavilion. Cedar Farm from Clatskanie Oregon will have their patent-pending product Hizap, an insulated fence extender, a PVC pipe extension making electric fences higher and wider. Organizer, Amy Johnson also mentioned that there are more garden vendors this year such as BlackBerry Bog Farm, offering plant starts, herbs, and plants. A few of the highlights of the Show will include local companies such as Clatskanie Builders Supply grilling up samples of tasty barbeque on their Traeger Grills to share with attendees and Dahlgren’s Do It Best Building Supplies will have onsite Cordless Power Tool Demonstrations. The food was so good they brought back St Helen’s Grill which offers gourmet style food for purchase.
Staying up to date with what’s happening at the show is easy as local radio station KOHI 1600 AM which will be broadcasting LIVE on Saturday so you can listen in to what’s going on. OSU Extension Service of Columbia County will be on site doing pop up demonstrations/workshops.
Amy Johnson, Organizer & Sales Representative for The Chronicle/The Chief, mentioned she enjoys this event because “I love that we can put local businesses in front of our customers to help grow our communities. They do well and we do well.”
Meet your neighbors. Find local resources for your home & garden needs. See you this weekend! #home #garden #columbiacountyor #shopcolumbiacounty #spring #community #family #businessresources #neighbors #community
Scappoose, OR – The new business that has everyone buzzing comes complete with a water feature as one would imagine from its name, The Lake House. It is located at 1600 SE 9th St. in Scappoose, OR. They opened their doors to events after hosting their first wedding in August of 2017.
Since then they’ve hosted many types of events such as baby showers, class reunions, weddings, birthday parties, memorials, family reunions, holiday events, and much more. They have a blast at everything they do with the main goal to make their client’s vision come to life.
It’s not surprising that this new event, performance & concert venue is such a success from the start. Bart Hafeman, the owner, decided to open the doors to events because of his years of experience in the industry and his desire to create a warm, positive atmosphere for celebrating unique moments and milestones in life. If you’ve seen Bart play, he carries that rock n roll, have fun just dance attitude always with a big smile. He makes you want to get up and go. His positive outlook on life carries thru in his interactions with his audience and clients.
Bart’s experience gives The Lake House its own relaxed atmosphere that draws people to his venue. Bart Hafeman is widely known as the singer for Hit Machine, and because of that he’s been able to entertain at a handful of our events- However, they have hosted small private exclusive events like Jennifer Batten, guitar player for Michael Jackson on the Bad, History and Dangerous world tours. Bart joined in and sang “Human Nature” with her that evening. Tommy Tutone who sang the 80’s hit, “867-5309” has performed on the property as well. They are currently working on a Lake House Summer Concert Series and would love to hear from people about who they would like to see perform at The Lake House. Please send your suggestions to email@example.com. They want to hear from you!
If you are looking for a venue to host an event, you may want to consider The Lake House. They can accommodate between 20 to 200 people. For winter events the barn can hold up to 85 individuals downstairs and 30 people upstairs- summer events offer more room due to better weather conditions, which allows up to 200 guests. Additionally, they offer a complete package for the one-stop shopper, or can customize an event when desired. They have a list of preferred vendors but are always open to our client’s dreams and desires for their event. The Lake House offers an incredibly unique atmosphere that carries a rustic and elegant element all at the same time. The barn has a warm intimate feeling that not many venues offer.
We want to welcome The Lake House to Columbia County and wish them continued success! #columbiacountybusinesses #concertvenue #TheLakeHouse #performancevenue
St. Helens, OR- Locals have been longing for a wine tasting room. Thanks to owner Marci Sanders who opened Tap Into Wine this Summer their wait is over! Columbia County now has a place to sample wine for the locals and tourists are also welcome!
She believes wine ” truly brings out the best in all of us.” They are different because they carry small batch Oregon wines and offer wine growlers to go. Marci mentioned, “Tap Into Wine is the first and only Oregon wine tasting room in Columbia County. We offer a unique experience by bringing a selection of distinctive wines from local small batch wineries by tap in reusable bottles and glasses. Because it’s fresh from the keg, it tastes great, and no bottled wine makes it sustainable “earth friendly.” Marci loves wine and people who love wine which makes her conversations fun and lighthearted.
Marci tells the story with passion about what inspired her to open her business, “Years ago, when we were in Turin, Italy, we discovered a different kind of wine shop across the street from our small hotel. The name etched in my memory…Vino Logo, offered bulk wines from the fabulous Piedmont region of Italy. The owners worked with small batch wineries and purchased their excess wine directly. We walked into the shop, tasted from the selection of wines they featured (described generically, not labeled by the winery, hence the “Vino Logo” name), decided which wines to buy, and they were poured from the tap into reusable bottles to take home. When we finished the wines, we brought the bottles back and repeated the tasting and selection process, this time using our bottle and paying only for the wine. These were excellent wines available at a fraction of the retail price they typically fetched in bottled wine shops.
While Avenue 30 was in business, we learned that the Oregon legislature had passed a bill (signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber) allowing wine to be sold by tap into “growlers”, giving wine lovers the same benefits that craft beer lovers have had for a less expensive and eco-friendly way to try different varieties. Since then, several restaurants around Portland now offer tap wines, as well as bottle shops, but usually with a modest selection. Once again, however, nothing in or near Columbia County!
Is it possible to import the concept from Vino Logo in Italy to our Columbia County? We know that there are wine lovers in Columbia County who are missing Avenue 30 tastings. We also know that there are small batch wineries within a two-hour drive that would be happy to sell their bulk wine supply. Finally, Oregon’s wine growler law allows the sale of bulk wines into refillable bottles, directly from the tap. Putting all of these pieces together and finding the perfect location in downtown St. Helens became the jumping off point to create a new reality for selling wine.”
The hours are great for one’s hectic schedule. Open Friday & Saturday 3-7 and Sundays 2-5 PM with Thursdays open for Special Events. You’ll be able to have a glass of wine or get a 3 or 6 Tasting Flight. If you buy a growler, the tasting fee is waived. For locals, the best deal is to fill on Sundays with the 10 % off Refill from 2-5 special. Welcome to Columbia County Marci Sanders, Tap Into Wine. We are glad you choose to open your new business here. #winetasting #oregonsmallbatch #columbiacountywine #tapintowine