City of St. Helens
Welcome to Our City
Thank you for visiting our city — we hope that you enjoy your stay! The City of St. Helens is located 30 miles north of Portland along Highway 30, and just 24 miles south of Longview, WA.
The City Heritage
In 1850, Captain H.M. Knighton of New England founded the town as “Plymouth,” which was renamed as “St. Helens” in the latter part of 1850 for its magnificent view of Mount St. Helens.
The City of St. Helens’ mission is to provide quality, effective and efficient service to our citizens. By doing so we will:
- Develop and preserve the highest possible quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.
- Provide a safe and healthy environment within a sound economic framework.
- Provide leadership which is open and responsive to the needs of the community and works for the benefit of all.
Essential Resident Resources
- “If I Were Mayor…” Student Contest
- Indoor Clean Air Act – 2016 Expansion
- City Invites Bids & Proposals
- Dog Licenses Administered by the County Clerk Now
- Waterfront Redevelopment Project
- Budget Information
- Pay Your Utility Bill Online
- Municipal Code Online
- Utility Information
- Comcast Ch. 29 Program Guide
Be a part of the vision…get involved with your City…volunteer for a City of St. Helens Board or Commission. For more information or for an application, stop by City Hall or call 503-366-8217.