In 2015 Courtney opened Woodland Cottage Handpicked and St. Helens has never looked so good. Professional photographic skills, combined with a global sense of style and a good head for marketing has created a trifecta of retail savvy in this local store. Their online presence snags the attention of FaceBook followers with fashion shots that feature local St.…

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Recreation Program Funding is Open for Discussion. By Don Patterson The City of St. Helens is looking for a way to finance operations of the newly formed recreation program when grants expire, which is set to happen in 2020. Unless a stable source of funding is found the new City recreation center may have to…

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Building for Tomorrow While Reclaiming the Past By Stephanie Patterson Have you ever had one of those days when you plan to go in one direction, then suddenly take another fork in the road and discover the place you were really meant to be? That’s precisely what happened to the Jane Garcia Team of Keller Williams…

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A Conversation with George Hafeman Jr. St. Helens resident, George Hafeman Jr. has never been one to let grass grow under his feet for a couple of reasons: First, he came to understand the value of property early in life and second, he likes to keep busy. Getting him to stay put long enough to…

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Discovering one of the most inviting restaurant locations doesn’t happen every day. In a town of wildly publicized hot spots it’s both unexpected and unusual to stumble upon an “Undiscovered Oregon” location like Mark’s on The Channel. This glowing gem is just a mere 15ish minutes north of Portland on the west side of the…

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The Run Down on Running Dogs Brewery – Twenty Minutes North of Portland – Craft Brewing is Open for Business. . At first you might be fooled into thinking that the new dog-hip craft brewery in St. Helens, OR is run by some “kids” just having millennial fun. Jaron and Maggie exude friendly charm and…

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