Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast

285 S 2nd St , St Helens, OR 97051 USA (Show map)


We welcome you to Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast. A wonderful place to relax and unwind inside an elegantly appointed, recently restored turn of the Century Craftsmen home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1900 and updated with all the modern conveniences you will need to make this an enjoyable time to remember. Located in Historical Waterfront St Helens, Oregon with oustanding views of the Columbia River, just 32 miles from downtown Portland and 64 miles from the Coast. The Inn is centrally located for day travel to Astoria and the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Columbia Gorge.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Exceeded Our Expectations!

5 on July 28, 2017

Part of us didn't want to leave this peaceful paradise where we were made to feel so welcomed! Tana is the perfect host--it shows in everything she does from the luxurious feather bed (haven't slept like that in years) to the delicious breakfasts featuring homemade organic yogurt, fresh local berries, and warm from the oven apple strudel! She even found a bottle of wine for us from her own collection! The view of the Columbia River from the amazing front porch is worth the stay on its own, but everything about this B&B was memorable. Local band put on a great show at the waterfront on our last night--very popular with the locals. This is a small town with a big heart and we've had our socks charmed off!

Our Favorite Getaway!

4.8 on November 12, 2016

We absolutely adore this place. We've been fortunate enough to stay twice, the first being our wedding night! They are so sweet and accommodating. The beds are beyond comfortable and the soaking baths are amazing. Tana is so sweet and an amazing cook! There is nothing left to be desired and we can't wait to come back!

A great find

4.0 on November 06, 2011

This was one of our favorites during our 2-week travel through northern Oregon. Our room, the "Paris" room was delightful and spacious..the bed was most comfortable; we had all our needs met. Our hostess and host were absolutely wonderful, friendly and accommodating..we loved our stay and would definitely return for another fabulous breakfast!

Loved this place.

4.0 on August 26, 2011

I have high expectations and all were meet. The owner was fantastic. Meal was great as well. Very flexible on time for eating. We will be back for sure

Fantastic say on the Columbia River Gorge

4.6 on December 07, 2010

We loved our stay at Nob Hill. It was beautiful to see the fog every morning over the river. Our only regret was not scheduling enough time to just hang at the B&B. The rooms are large and comfortable and we even loved the lemon shower gel! The hosts went the extra mile to help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with flowers and mimosas every morning. I highly recommend a stay in St. Helens at Nob Hill!

Love it! Will be back!!!!

5 on July 12, 2010

This is the best B&B I have ever stayed at! The value of what you get for the price was amazing! Beautiful suite! ( We stayed at the Paris Apartment). From the sheets to the the food and beautiful was a wonderful weekend and a place we will return to for those great get-a-ways that are so needed in these hectic days! The other suites looked lovely and can't wait to stay in them also! The Innkeepers were so kind and attentive to our every need. Make sure you come to this B&B and check it out yourself! We will definitely be back! See you there!!!

THE Best B & B I've ever experienced

5 on August 05, 2009

Everything the previous reviewers say is true. What truly sets this B & B apart is the genuine hospitality and welcome. Clearly, treating guests to an ever-to-be-remembered experience is Tana, the owner's, joy and purpose. Every detail is attended to. She is there in a flash if you should have an extra request or need, but gracefully vanishes into the background when your needs are met and want to be alone. We also stayed here in September 2006. I most enjoyed curling up in a comfy chair with a blanket across my lap on the porch, good book and cup of tea. I looked up to gaze out at the fabulous view of the Columbia river and to my astonishment, a tall ship under sail was passing by on the river ! Instantly,it felt like I was only dreaming that it was really 2006! For a get-away place, this is wonderful. You don't even have to leave St. Helens. Take a stroll down the hill and along the old main street, past the large old courthouse. Work your way down to the marina to see the boats and watch the river life. There is an excellent high quality bakery (Tana tells me there are now two, but we had only tried the one) in town. I enjoyed the best halibut fish and chips ever at the restaurant across from Plantation Pizza. You might catch a ride across the river to the island where there are sandy beaches and, I'm told, picnic tables. We didn't ask Tana, but if a boat ride on the Columbia could be had, I'm sure Tana could direct you to the provider, and that would be a very relaxing and fun way to spend some of your time here. There's something about this little magical place that reminds me of the south - elegant, relaxed, genteel, gracious. You enjoy it like you would a rare Earl Grey tea - taking it in slowly, savoring every delectable nuance as a deeply contented sigh escapes your lips. Enjoy.

Fantastic Oregon Getaway

4.0 on August 21, 2008

This inn is so nice. It looks like you are walking into the 1800's. There is a great mixture of masculine and feminine styles, a beautiful greenhouse, and excellent views of the Columbia River. The breakfast was outstanding. We had a wonderful conversation with 2 other couples and our hostess, Tana. We will definitely be back!

Complete relaxation

5 on March 16, 2008

Yes, I agree with many of the reviews that the food (all organic) is great, the view is spectacular, the inn keepers friendly and doting. But more than that, the atmosphere of the whole town is laid back and relaxing. For us the get-away was a true get-away. No hassels of having to compete with throngs of tourists everywhere, no grand agendas from the town that they think you must experience. Just drop in, enjoy the town or river. The B&B is perched on a hill above downtown and river front. So you can walk to any number of good restaurants and antique shops... Oh, we also recommend the big roomy cast iron tub in the french suite ;-)

Beyond All We Hoped

5 on June 18, 2007

From the first moment we sat on the beautiful front porch and took in the commanding view of the Columbia river to retiring into a snuggle worthy bed, both body and soul were wonderfully refreshed! Breakfast is exceptional, healthy and beautifully presented. Tana goes out of her way with many extra touches to make your stay all you could ever hope for. The only thing you will regret is that you did'nt stay longer.

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Rooms & Rates

The Paris Apartment

The Paris Apartment A Room with a View. Watch the sunset on the Columbia River. This studio suite has it's own private entry, full kitchen, privite bath, Fireplace, flatscreen TV, deluxe Queen sized bed with romatic upscale linens and furnishings, fluffy white robes, iron, hair dryer, couch, loveseat, luggage rack, wireless high speed internet and much more.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The French Suite

Canopy King size bed, Romantic furnishings, Fluffy white robes, Fireplace, Flatscreen TV, High Speed wireless Internet, hair dryer, two twins in adjoining room, refrigerator, top of the line mattress.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Casablanca Retreat

The Casablanca Retreat; Located on the 1st floor, features a luxury King Bed with secluded private entrance and jetted tub for two. Come stay and live the island lifestyle while here in our Tropical Retreat. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea in the calms of the Tropics with your own private deck just through the French doors with beautiful views of the Columbia River and Sand Island. The suite is surrounded by upscale furniture and decorative design motifs of banana leaf, bamboo and orchid blossoms throughout the 1000 sq ft luxury suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $225

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Portland, OR (PDX) 38 miles

Directions to property:

Off Hwy 30 heading west to the coast in Old Town St. Helens, Oregon in the Historical Waterfront distric.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 11:00
  • Check Out:: 3:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Cliffs near by.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit is necessary to hold a reservation - we cannot hold a room rental without a deposit. A deposit can be made by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, cash, or travelers checks or money order. Deposit of one night required on a reservation of one or two nights. Deposit of 50% required on a reservation of three nights or more or on packages.
  • Cancellations: We process a $20 re-booking fee on ALL cancellations for reservations made by credit card. There is no re-booking fee on reservations made by personal check. Cancellations require a 14 day notice. If your reservation is cancelled within 14 days of your scheduled arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. If the room can be re-rented for the total number of nights, the deposit will be refunded, minus any re-booking fees.
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Tana Phemester

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Kosher


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