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St. Helens is located in southeastern Columbia County, on the Columbia River, approximately 30 miles northwest of Portland, between Columbia City and Scappoose along Highway 30. St Helens is also situated southwest of its supposed namesake, Mount St Helens.

From its inception, the town's position on the river made it a port. Near the riverfront, the old town portion of St. Helens features a Nationally Registered Historic District encompassing 10 blocks, which includes residences and civic buildings dating back nearly a century. One of the more popular building in the historic district is a museum housed in the 1906 courthouse.

Originally settled by New England loggers, St. Helens' basalt rock quarry was also a major industry in the early 1900s. Major employers today include mining, forest products and manufacturing operations.

This section of the Columbia river along Saint Helens offers folks a large selection of Outdoor Activities, including some of the best Fishing anywhere in the state.

St Frederic Catholic Church | Columbia View Park |

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03/28 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.