Cigars With Melissa 
"Little Moments, Big Memories."
Treat your guests to an experience they'll want to talk about for years to come.


I curate cigar experiences at events and celebrations with my knowledge, expertise, and passion.   

Treat your guests to a fashionable, interactive, and interesting experience by adding Cigars & Cigar culture to your celebration.  

My Process: ~ I help you choose cigars for your event; this is where my knowledge and expertise shine. 
 ~ I keep your cigars safe in a humidor until the big day. ~ I set up a cigar bar and entertain your guests with cigar etiquette, interesting facts, & personality.  

Essentially, this is a memorable & unique interactive experience that adds sophistication and specialty to any event big or small.

"The Cigar is the Perfect Compliment to an Elegant Lifestyle."  ~George Sand 

A Little About Myself

I am a native Oregonian with an eight year stay in Seattle, and a few years in San Francisco.

I have a small business management background. I currently work for one of the oldest standing Tobacconists in the country. 

I love my urban lifestyle, however I am a country girl at heart. I get my nature fix by hiking, backpacking, and traveling. 

My favorite cigars are Padron, I love working with the public, and I live in downtown Portland Oregon.

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I am here to answer any questions you have. 

What Sets Me Apart

25 Years of Service

"Smoking an excellent cigar is a true pleasure. For several years now, I have relied on Melissa's expert knowledge to find cigars that match my tastes and budget.  She shares a genuine enthusiasm about her product that I appreciate. I truly enjoy my weekly cigar shopping with Melissa."  

~Kathleen Hagberg  (Owner of Bijou Cafe of 42 years)


I currently work for one of the oldest standing Tobacconists in the country. In the last several years I've delved into cigar culture head first. The high level of craftsmanship, detail, and passion that goes into this industry, reminds me often of why and how cigars are in the top tier echelon of excellence among global specialty goods. 

My taste in cigars span wide, which serves our customers well, but my most unique skill is building report and trust. People come to me knowing I'll send them home with something enjoyable that suits their palate well.  


Cigar culture gives you this unusual window to create rare intimate moments with perfect strangers from all walks of life.  What's not to love about that? 

"Smoking cigars is a luxury that should  synonymously link to pleasure.  It's my job to facilitate that."  ~Melissa Arnold 

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."  ~ Roald Dahl


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