St. Helens, Oregon- Columbia County Bistro opened February 19th at 4:00 PM! You might recognize Chef Kayleigh Stano her from her younger days at Columbia County Brewing (CCB). You’ll find the old mac daddy on the menu with other gluten/allergy free homey northwest food. CCB is located at the former Big River Bistro at 305 Strand Street, St. Helens. Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 PM- 9:00 Last Seating. Follow their Facebook page for more details! Welcome to Columbia County, Columbia County Bistro..#beyondtheburbs
Do You Like to GIVE? Bring your used paper (newspapers, magazines) to the Lions 🦁 Recycle Bin at High School in St Helens. Proceeds used for backpack 🎒 program (food sent home on weekends). Easy way to help your community! #beyondtheburbs
Posted by Beyond The Burbs – Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County on Thursday, January 16, 2020
Need any last minute holiday gifts?Living Beyond the Burbs has it's benefits.Check out new local business Rose Street Boutique located in St. Helens.
Posted by Beyond The Burbs – Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County on Thursday, December 19, 2019
St. Helens, OR – There is a new kid on the block well it’s new on Highway 30. It’s the Irish pub called O’Nammy’s located at 343 Columbia River Highway across the parking lot from Skinny’s next to the nail salon. They extended their hours in May open Sun-Thu: 11am – 11pm & Fri-Sat: 11am – 1:30am. They have a jukebox and a complimentary phone charging station for their patrons, provide cards on the table along with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots games to keep one busy while sipping on your favorite beverage. They also have Oregon Video Lottery.
Yes, they have Guinness on Tap or you can get a cocktail of your choice. You may also run into local bartender & bar manager, Jamie Apple, as known by the locals behind the bar. Yes, they also have food. Order the corned beef & cabbage, a Ruben or chili cheese nachos if you get the chance check out their menu on their website for more food options.
Welcome, O’Nammy’s to Columbia County. They opened right before St. Patricks Day and look forward to having you stop by to say hello. #irish #sthelens #drinklocalcc #adultsonly #pub #neighborhoodpub
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- As our resources grow in Columbia County so do the local community events. One of the new events that started in August is a Friday night movie series hosted by The Scappoose Public Library. They launched a Moonlight Movies series on Friday nights at Scappoose Heritage Park starting at 7:00 PM. They have had a variety of themes such as history night with an ice cream social, game night, and the last one of Summer is on August 31st t0 get local kids excited about entrepreneurship by hosting a Kids In Biz Event.
Kids in Business was started by Nick Hurliman, local owner of Hurliman CPA. A few years ago they hosted Kids In Biz and it caught some interest from entrepreneurial kids. With the introduction of the new movie series, they found an opportunity to implement the program by sponsoring tables for kids and offering a Grand Prize for the kids who are competing. They would like kids of the community to put together their business and show it off, sell some merchandise, and have some fun planning and executing. Judges will look at the following categories for picking the winner of the Grand Prize, a Kindle:
- Presentation (Cleanliness, ease of shopping, etc.)
- Marketing (Before and during the event, were people invited/told, etc.)
- Product (Originality, look, etc.)
- Operations (cash management, sales process, etc)
Megan Jarman, Digital Marketing Director, Hurlimin CPA, said the goal of this event is to “ get kids excited about entrepreneurship, to teach them skills that they may not be taught in school, and to teach them that solid businesses help their community.” She reminds us that kids do need to register for the event online. Kids can set up at the event at 6:00 PM for a 7:00 PM start. Do you have a kid that is an entrepreneur? There is still time to sign up and it’s FREE! #community #scappooseor #kidsinbiz #moviesinpark #kidfriendly
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.