Signs of a new season

A good indicator that fall is just around the bend in Columbia County is waking up to chilly, damp temperatures in the mornings and discovering magnificently constructed spider webs draped over much of your landscaping:

 

And these falling from your oak trees, making crunchy noises under your feet as you cross the lawn:

 

We have a forecasted high in Columbia County today of 86°F. Evening temperature will drop to around 51°F. Summer is slowly making an exit. Enjoy every last second of it!


Pure Serenity Massage in St. Helens….aaaaaaahhhhh!

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.


Dr Domby – The hands of a healer in Scappoose

Today I went to see a local chiropractor, Dr. Gary Domby, in Scappoose. I’ve seen him for years and I never leave there without a feeling of being truly amazed.

I went in today to discuss my troubled knee, and quickly the focus went from my knee to my hip to my shoulder. He told me the body is a matrix and he has to work it as a system to make it function properly. He uses applied kinesiology in his practice, which is quite different than other practitioners I’ve gone to. I so appreciate an alternative approach to healing, and Dr. Domby is always tops on my list.

Not only did we discuss body mechanics, but we also talked about the virtues of yoga, which he has been teaching for over 20 years. I’m quite a novice but thoroughly enjoy my yoga practice. He ended our session with showing me the proper techniques for various poses and how they can help my muscles properly support my joints. He also offered to give my husband and me a private yoga lesson to assist us in our practice. He goes so far above and beyond his role of a chiropractor…oh, how I would love to spend an entire day there, just being a student of his teaching.

If you are in need of wonderful chiropractor who will truly amaze you, check out Dr. Domby at 503-543-3195.


Welcome to Columbia County!

Let me introduce you to Beyond the Burbs, a blog devoted to highlighting the happenings of Columbia County, Oregon!

You can find us by taking just a short drive northwest out of Portland, along Hwy 30. The people here enjoy small-town life yet easy access to the Metro area. This is a family-oriented rural community with a mix of folks who have lived here their entire lives, to those that have recently discovered all this area has to offer.

The mighty Columbia River is a wonderful attraction as it winds along Scappoose, St. Helens, Columbia City and beyond. The breathtaking views of the river and the gorgeous Cascade Mountains is unmatched. Boaters can enjoy abundant fishing and breezy sailing, and you can kayak for miles up into the wildlife-rich area of Scappoose Bay.

We that enjoy the lifestyle of this community welcome you to check us out! If you would like more detailed information, just let me know.