Other things to do and see near the Preslar Gallery!
While on your trip to the Preslar Gallery, we recommend you to explore southern Columbia County.
This page will be regularly updated to reflect seasonal attractions.
Last revision: Sept. 5, 2018
- Caples House Museum in historic downtown Columbia City, 1925 First St., Columbia City. Open Saturdays 11-3 p.m., Sundays 1-3 p.m. - A historic house built in 1870 is now owned by the Daughters of American Revolution and is a historical museum.
- The Museum of Peculiarities and Oddities in the downtown historic district is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends only. 231 S. 1st St. Admission $2.
- Sept. 22-Nov. 4 (weekends only): Festival of the Fairies, at Columbia View Park near the Columbia County Courthouse.
- Sept. 29-Oct. 28: Spirit of Halloweentown, at the Courthouse Plaza.
Downtown Saint Helens, 6 to 8 miles from the gallery, is home to several amazing restaurants. They are all pretty casual, but the food is excellent.
- Roythai, 295 Strand St. next to the city hall. Great Thai cuisine and a view of the Columbia River.
- Noi's Thai Kitchen, 524 Milton Way. Another great Thai restaurant.
- Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant, 2296 Gable Rd., across from the Walmart. Large servings of typical American Chinese favorites at a great price.
- Simm Oriental Cuisine, 33466 Havlik Dr., Scappoose, near the Fred Meyer. A rare Laotian restaurant in an unexpected place. Scappoose is about 7 miles south of Saint Helens toward Portland.
- SunShine Pizza, 2124 Columbia Blvd.. SunShine Pizza is for all practical purposes a local institution and a long-time Saint Helens favorite.
- Dockside Steaks and Pasta, 343 S. First St.. Yes, another steakhouse in Saint Helens, at the waterfront.
Breweries and wineries
Columbia County has a small but emerging brew and winery scene.
- Running Dogs Brewery, 291 S. First St.
- Ye Ol' Grog Distillery, 35855 Industrial Way. Locally crafted vodka. Tasting room is attached to the distillery.
- Tea Time, 165 N. 11th St., across from the Market Fresh. A cozy, charming tea house. A full afternoon tea experience for $24.
While Saint Helens does not have a large commercial district, many independent shops are located along Columbia Boulevard as well as along South First Street. You will find a few vintage and antique stores, as well as a few well-stocked thrift stores with great deals. These stores are great for finding materials to upcycle!
- Top Notch Thrift Store, 1844 Columbia Blvd..
- ReWork ReStore, 114 S. 17th St..
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 164 Little St. -- recycled construction materials for your home projects or for art!
- 2Cs Vendor Mall, 215 S. First St.. This storefront features over 50 vendors selling anything from handcrafted art and craft to rare collector's items. A visit to 2Cs alone can make your trip worth your time!
While you can watch movies anywhere these days, if you're looking for an experience, be sure to stop by at the Columbia Theatre, a historic cinema within a National Historic District! Unlike some of similar cinemas in Portland, however, the Columbia shows first-run films -- and it's only $6.50 for matinee screenings ($8.50 evenings)! 212 S. First St..
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