St. Helens, Oregon – Offering a variety of cuisines is just one benefit of Food Trucks. Over the last few months, three new carts have opened between the two different food cart pods in St Helens.
Big Cart Food and Brew, 175 Bowling Alley Lane, had Double D’s Drip n’ Donuts open this winter. They make cake donuts on-site and drizzled with your chosen toppings such as chocolate sprinkles, coconut, lemon, raspberry, and many more flavors to choose from served to you piping hot. Go early as they often sell out. They will start staying open for lunch to serve hot dogs. The Big Brew will be selling beer, cider, hard seltzers, and wine from the log cabin to enjoy in the picnic area or bring your growler to take your beer to go. These new food carts have joined their neighbors below, click on the link it will take you to each Facebook page with menus, hours, and contact information:
Located at The Food Pod, 305 S. Columbia Blvd, new truck Kimbo Spice joins Eat George’s and Hallow’s Woodfired Pizza. Kimbo Spice uses local sustainable food from four farms in Columbia County to meet its mission of serving up quality food. On the menu, you’ll find a variety of Rice Bowls, one featuring extra fried crispy chicken tossed in one of three sauce choices. Their menu also has Snacks/Add ons like a fried egg, lettuce wrap, Kimchee, Carrots and Daikon Pickles, and more. View their full menu on their website, click here. Open Friday-Sunday 2-7 PM.
Support our local food carts, they offer a little something for everyone!
St. Helens, Oregon – The Real Deahl Gift Store is the real deal. This new business opened January 29th, 2021 at 254 N. Columbia River Hwy, St. Helens, OR next to neighbors Wayne Martin Flooring, and Walt’s Produce. Owners, Ben Deahl and Shauna Lewis, turned a house into a Columbia County art boutique that carries garden products and a variety of artisan items from oil paintings, pottery, macrame, cards, earrings, and more handmade items.
Shop Tuesday – Sunday between 10 AM -7 PM. Find more information on their website and follow their Facebook Page for events and new items.
Welcome to Columbia County! #shoplocal #beyondtheburbs #spendbetter #keepitlocalcc
Scappoose, OR – Do you look at those paint event pictures and think, maybe I could do that? If you do, you are not alone. Paint events have and will continue to be a hot craze. Local artist and business owner, Hope Wirta, Art of Hope Studios, offers paint events online and onsite for both individuals and groups.
Hope provides a variety of options to explore your paint creativity. You can choose to socialize with a paint event with friends or to stay at home socially distanced. You can test out your skills during one of her free Facebook live events, or join an online subscription or an onsite event to meet like-minded crafty people. Hope also offers private events in-studio. You can view more options for paintings on her website any past painting can be turned into an event.
Want to support local artists? The new business platform, Patreon, offers the option to pay a monthly fee to participate in events varying from $3.00 to $10.00 with three different levels of benefits go to her page to learn more.
Hope Wirta started her business like many entrepreneurs while working a corporate job. She spent two years hosting paint events and selling her artwork before she turned her part-time business into a full-time career as an artist and teacher. Her Patreon profile states, “I love helping new painters overcome the fear of putting paint on a canvas and relaxing as they find their own style of art. I hope to make painting a creative outlet for you to enjoy and have an easy step by step style of teaching.” You can follow her YouTube Channel to engage with her teaching style.
Shop with the Nelson’s. They are part of this community and they love the people here. Their goal is to serve their customers quickly, with a smile. They look forward to seeing both new and repeat customers. When they are not working, they try to get some hunting and camping in on their downtime. Their boys love sports so they are busy with soccer, wrestling, and baseball.
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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.