The Area

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Portland PIRATE Festival will Invade Historic St. Helens, OR    www.portlandpiratefestival.com

 

Labor Day weekend; Sept 3rd and 4th

The Inn is centrally located for day travel to Portland, Astoria, the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Columbia Gorge. We have the perfect place to stay for day trips to both Oregon and Washington.  If not wanting to site see then your getaway starts right here in Historical Downtown St Helens District less than a block away from the Inn. We are home to some of the best restaurants, microbrewers, and shopping in the area. There are Art Galleries, Gift ships, Beautiful updated 3D Vintage Movie Theater, Antiquing, Bistro's, Ice Cream and Coffee shops, Spa's, Waterfront parks, Boating, Hiking and much more. Wonderful choices on how you will want to spend you days.  Many guests just return to sit on the wrap around front porch and watch the lazy life of the river float by. Once here you will experience the incredible 180 degree views of the beautiful Columbia River, Mt St Helens, Mt Hood and the quaint Historical Old Town, of St. Helens itself. The Inn sits on one of the highest peaks of the area that was once explored by Lewis and Clark. Now days we are explored and discovered by Hollywood! The latest film being the first "Twilight" Movie! Our Inn sits next to and looks down on the original sets. The real Bella's house is also in walking distance. No other place is as close as we are to the orginal movie sets! 

The movie, called “Twilight,” is based on a series of best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer and is about a teenage girl who moves to the rainy town of Forks, Wash., and meets and falls in love with, of all things, a vampire. However most of the first movie was filmed in our darling town not Forks which is the setting in the book.    

On a special note, Thursday evenings in the summer there is live musical entertainment in the waterfront park and an outdoor Farmer's market. There are public docks, boating tie ups, marinas and more. For more adventure there is local golfing, fairgrounds, car racing, guided fishing, biking adventures and kayaking on the Columbia River.  

Within Walking Distance of Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast is;   

13 Nights on the River Concert Series – Thursday nights, June through September, the Columbia View Amphitheater on St. Helen's Historic Riverfront becomes a place for families & friends to gather to enjoy live music. An Open Air Market offers food and craft vendors as well. Click here for schedule.   

Columbia Theater always has first run movies in the most comfortable setting outside your own living room. There's rocking-chair seating and plenty of legroom. Every Wednesday and Thursday is Pub Night for adults only (21 & over). Serving beer, wine, pizza and more. Call 503-397-9791.   

Eisenschmidt Pool provides swimming opportunities for all ages and experience levels in the comfort of an "open", though enclosed structure. Call 503-397-2283.  

Hawaiian Island Cafe' (Hawaiian) | 503-366-3600
Dockside Steak & Pasta (Italian) | 503/366-0877
Old Town Café & Espresso (American) | 503-543-5339
Klondike Restaurant & Bar (Steak & Seafood) | 503/366-2634
 

Plantation House Pizza (Pizza and much more) 503-366-0165  

In and Around the City of St. Helens   

Scappoose Bay, located between St. Helens and Scappoose is a popular spot for kayaking or bird watching. Rent a kayak at Scappoose Bay Kayaking, and receive all the help and training necessary to make your experience totally wonderful and unforgettable. Seen on Travel Channel  a must do while here. call 503-397-2161   

Dinosaurs Unlimited Senic Tours and Aerobatic Flights – Give you, a friend or a loved one a memory that will last a lifetime. Relive those wondrous early days of aviation and fly in a 1942 Stearman bi-plane; the same model used by the U.S. Navy to train WWII pilots. | 503-939-0252.   

Fun, fun, Two golf courses are nearby: Wildwood Golf Course is nestled in a quiet valley and among towering fir trees, this 5,675 yard, 18-hole course provides plenty of challenge for all golfers. St. Helens Golf Course has spectacular views while you play 9 holes. | 503-397-0358

 Enjoy and stroll the gardens of Joy Creek Nursery. Four acres of display gardens on a hill overlooking the Columbia River feature many unusual perennials, shrubs and trees in imaginative settings.  

 

Go bowling it's so much fun at Oregon Trail Lanes. | 503-397-1011   

Columbia County Racing Association gears up for fast paced racing on a ¼ mile clay track at the Columbia County Event Complex. You'll see Sportsman, Street Stock, V-8 Modified and Women's Division competitions from spring into fall. | 503-397-6506 or 503-397-2393   

Launch your watercraft boat from Brown's Landing, Scappoose Bay Marine Park, St. Helens Marina, Beaver Boat Ramp, Rainier, or Goble Landing. You can also dock at Sand Island Marine Park or the City of St. Helens docks at no charge. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 503-397-0685 for more info.  

 Local Events   

There are many celebrations to enjoy throughout the year. Highlights include the huge fireworks display on the 4th of July and terrific family fun at the Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival every September.  

For a full list of events, please visit the South Columbia County Chamber website 

Dining in Columbia County   

There's a wide array of ethnic cuisine, casual fine dining and family style restaurants to choose from. For more information visit the South Columbia County Chamber website.  

 

Hiking & Biking   

South Columbia County has some of the most beautiful rural biking in Oregon. Bike along dikes, pastureland, old tree-lined logging roads or through the many area parks. Bike rentals are available at The Bike Shop (503-397-4900) in St. Helens. For Trail Information:

 Trojan Day-Use Park 503-464-8515 | Vernonia-Banks Linear Trail 503-429-5291 | Old Crown Zellerbach Rd. 503-543-7146   

 

 Tours   

Watts House Pioneer Museum – A 1902 Victorian home built by James Grant Watts for his family. It is furnished and available by appointment for tours throughout the year. No admission charge, donations welcome.   

Olde Towne St. Helens Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour | 503-366-3650