October & November 2014 Real Estate Statistics for Columbia County

The following are the October & November 2014 real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren.   Each city statistics for October & November are located back to back to be able to compare the months.  Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.

Clats 10-2014_001 Clats 11-2014_001ColCity 10-2014_001 ColCity 11-2014_001
Rainier 10-2014_001 Rainier 11-2014_001 Scap 10-2014_001Scap 11-2014_001
St Helens 10-2014_001  St Helens 11-2014_001
Warren 10-2014_001

Slingin’ sauces at Kuy’s Oriental Cuisine

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Kuy Kao fills several glass jars with her homemade Cambodian peanut sauce in her kitchen at Kuy’s Oriental Cuisine in St. Helens. Photo by Rathana Soenneker

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.


Business bits: New frozen yogurt shop to open; fashion boutique relocates

YoMamas frozen yogurt shop will open Sept. 1 in Scappoose.
YoMamas frozen yogurt shop will open Sept. 1 in Scappoose.

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.

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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.


SCC chamber offers ‘Better, Smarter, Richer’ business workshop

ST. HELENS — The South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the Jackie B. Peterson workshop “Better, Smarter, Richer” on Oct. 30 at the St. Helens Public Library.

The workshop, offered as part of a fall series, will be from 4 to 7 p.m. It is aimed toward “solopreneurs” and creative entrepreneurs.

Topics discussed will include uncovering the importance of focusing within your field, exploring the time-money squeeze, learning to charge what you are worth, and discovering basic business principals to help “solos” and creative types build a financially successful business.

The cost to attend is $60; chamber members pay $40. Class size is limited to 85 participants. Advance registration is required. The workshop is sponsored by Pacific Industrial Service.

Register online at the chamber Web site at www.sccchamber.org.

Details: Linda Chval, 503-397-0685.


St. Helens Les Schwab relocates to temporary site

ST. HELENS — According to a Sept. 4 report on The Chronicle Web site, the St. Helens Les Schwab that was destroyed after a fire on Aug. 24 will temporarily reopen in the old Fuel Café building at 555 S. Columbia River Highway, next to the Village Inn restaurant.

Preparations to update the site for Les Schwab services began Aug. 27 and the company hopes to re-open by mid-September. Click here for the article.


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