ST. HELENS — Kuy Kao, owner of Kuy’s Oriental Cuisine in St. Helens, whips up a batch of her popular Cambodian peanut sauce following today’s lunch rush in her restaurant.
Assisting are son-in-laws (left to right), Jake Wakeman and Ali Amhaz, and server Jackie Coddington (far left).
Kao sells her specialty sauces in her restaurant at 524 Milton Way, and at selected farmers markets in the area during harvest season. Other sauce varieties include: fried garlic, sweet chili, garlic vinaigrette, chili oil, and stir-fry.
For product information, and recipe ideas, visit: www.kuyscambodiansauces.com.
Sample wines and delicious local fair during the Rain or Shine Wine Festival Sat, March 1.
The event, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., features a trolley tour through Scappoose and St. Helens, stopping at different businesses for various wine and food tastings. Pick-up is at Avenue 30 wine shop, 33480 Chinook Plaza, in Scappoose.
The final stop on the tour includes a “long happy hour” with food, drinks and live world class jazz music in 2Cs Vendor Mall.
Participating businesses include: Houlton Bakery, Alternations by Heather, Bertucci’s, Flowers 4 U & Antiques Too, Bella Maison, Miyako, Mo’s Art, Hook & Needle, 2Cs Vendor Mall, Treasures, Trinkets & Threads, Scandalous Hair Design and Dockside Steak & Pasta.
Tickets are $30 a person and can be purchased online by clicking here, or in person at Bertucci’s, 2017 Columbia Blvd., St.. Helens.
The event is sponsored by the City of St. Helens and Shedco.
Russell will be at the salon from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and also is available by appointment. In addition to custom herbal tea blends and Reiki healing, she also sells organic herbs, herbal dream pillows and Crystal Gemstone Jewelry.
3rd Aveneue Salon is at 33611 Columbia Ave. Details/appointments: 503-543-5840.
SCAPPOOSE — Yo Mamas Frozen Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, will open in Scappoose on Sept. 1.
The business, owned by Scappoose residents Amy and Troy McNeil, is located in the Fred Meyer shopping complex at 51505 Columbia River Hwy. Customers will be able to create their own desserts with YoCream frozen yogurt products and a variety of toppings for 45 cents an ounce. Beverages will be available from $1-$3.
Yo Mamas will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Details: visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
ST. HELENS — Fashion Mystique has relocated to 2254 Columbia Blvd.
The clothing boutique sells fashions for women, men and teens, as well as fragrances, accessories and gifts. They also carry the Mirabella mineral makeup line.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p .m. on Saturday.
Details: visit their Facebook page by clicking here, or call 503-397-3858.
SCAPPOOSE — There are still a few spots open for the “Sweet and Savory Fondue” class offered at Avenue 30 Thu, Aug. 8.
The class, from 6 to 7 p.m., will feature instructor Gainor Riker, former owner of Houlton Bakery in St. Helens, who will demonstrate how to make two different types of fondue. A wine pairing also is offered.
The cost is $30 a person and includes a take-home baguette. Avenue 30 is located at 33480 S.W. Chinook Plaza, Scappoose. To register, call 503-978-1830.
Avenue 30 can be found on the Web by clicking here.
It’s strawberry time in Columbia County. The sweet, juicy, delicious morsels of awesomeness are available for sale at a handful of fruit stands along Highway 30. The stand pictured above, which is located at the entrance of Bing’s Restaurant in St. Helens, is run by Crawford Berries N’ Cream out of Rainier, who grow and sell Shuksan strawberries.
Wee-Bop Music and Movement is a program where children ages 4 months to 6 years can engage in music, rhythm, art, cooking and/or sports. Wee-Bops, as it is commonly known, provides safe, indoor, high quality classes for children to explore, meet new friends, and expend their energy in innovative and fun ways.
Wee-Bop Music and Movement was started by St. Helens resident, Jen Morse in 2004. She had just moved to the St. Helens area, was a stay-at-home mom with two young children and had a newly earned Masters degree in Elementary Ed. As a licensed teacher and a recent employee of Gymboree Music & Movement, she knew a program like Wee-Bop Music and Movement was something our community could really use, and something she could do and still stay home with her own children. She started off by offering 1 class a week at the Yankton Grange. Since then she has opened up shop off Columbia Blvd in St. Helens and in February of this year opened her second location in Scappoose. Wee-Bops, as it is commonly known, offers a variety of quality classes for children ages 4 months to 6 years.
Classes include such activities as Music & Movement, where little ones and their parents participate in circle games, rhythm instrument exploration, prop play, creative dance; Play & Art, focuses on building strength, balance and coordination as kids explore bounce hoses, tents, obstacle courses and ending each class with a simple art project; Preschool Prep, including short circle time, arts and crafts and sensory activities; Fitness, an intro into different sports in a noncompetitive fashion for the older kids (2.5-5yrs) and soon to be adding a yoga class for all ages; and Cooking, where students will learn about safety and sanitation in the kitchen, cooperation, experimentation, use of a recipe, and more.
Wee-Bop Music and Movement also offer private playgroups and themed birthday parties
Registration for the spring session is now underway for both locations.
Classes start Monday, April 30th. Please contact Jen Morse @ (503) 396-0956
If you’re looking for a great place to have your dog groomed, check out Vonnie’s Dog House in St. Helens. With over 25 years experience, Vonnie and KK surely know how to make your little (or big) buddy look beautiful! I have a sweet labradoodle, and I know that not everyone knows how to make these often shaggy dogs shine, but KK certainly does! They’re busy gals, so call today for an appointment!
Check out Vonnie’s at 244 N. Columbia River Hwy, St. Helens, OR 97051 or call 503-397-6684!
Pure Serenity Massage, located on Columbia Blvd in St. Helens, is a peaceful and pleasant place to visit. Kayla Mixer, the owner and LMT, has created a beautiful salon with a variety of services that are very unique to our area. Besides a relaxing massage, you can also find gentle yoga classes here, enjoy a Reiki or Bowenwork session, have a facial or acupuncture. The list is long and the atmosphere is delightful. And coming very soon, Pure Serenity will be opening a second location in Scappoose. If you get a chance, drop by and feel the peacefulness of Pure Serenity.