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Astoria is gritty, and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the next corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both nouveau gallery and five n’ dime.

For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished. The artist who migrated here in search of a new palette. The hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier.

Astoria is that little town that could, a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Founded 200 years ago at the beginning of Oregon’s North Coast, Astoria has been through boom and bust times more than once, weathering the collapse of both the Columbia River fishery and Oregon timber industry. It has risen once again as a cultural haven, often referred to as “little San Francisco.” Astoria is an old place that is newly hip. Here, Victorian mansions and maritime relics live in harmony with chef-driven restaurants and tattoo parlors.

Once you come here and learn these stories, you’ll want to share them with others, and hope they’ll tell others, too. And, it’s a place to which you’ll want to return, to see what other stories you might have missed.

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Flavel House Museum

Experience the elegance of the late Victorian period by touring the home of Captain George Flavel. The 1885 Queen Anne home features original Eastlake influenced woodwork, period furnishings, and exotic hardwood fireplace mantels. Begin your tour at the Carriage House...

714 exchange street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2203
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High Life Adventures

Enjoy a tour of 8 zip lines in a beautiful setting. Join two tour guides on an exhilarating zip line experience around and over a seven-acre lake. A mile of zipping, sure to create lasting memories for the whole family....

92111 High LIfe Rd
Warrenton, OR

503-861-9875
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Double M Outdoors

Double M Outdoors offers exciting and safe fishing trips on the north Oregon coast and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. They target Salmon, Steelhead and both keeper and trophy Sturgeon. Your guide Matt Myers has over 20 years of experience...

Astoria, OR

503-956-5489
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Oregon Film Museum

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore these and other films and the production behind making...

732 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2203

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Hazen’s Guide Service

When was the last time you took your favorite people out fishing? Cherish the memories made while fishing on the rivers and bays of the Astoria, Tillamook, and St. Helens areas with your boat captain, Mike Hazen. Because salmon, steelhead...

Astoria, OR

503-440-1354
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Columbia River Maritime Museum

Explore the world of marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present. Watch a dramatic 12-minute film introducing the history and perils of the the Columbia River. Sail a model boat on...

1792 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR

(503)325-2323

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Lance Fisher Fishing

The great thing for fishermen here in the Pacific Northwest is that you have year around runs of Salmon, Steelhead, and Sturgeon. Some months are certainly better than others, but to enjoy such an abundance of different types of fishing...

422 Gateway Ave.
Astoria, OR

503-822-6188
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Black Dogg Guide Service

Captain Gordy Webster, owner of Black Dogg Guide Service, is a USCG licensed captain in Oregon and specializes in fishing for Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Bottom Fish, Halibut, Sturgeon and Crab. We fish the Pacific Ocean and the world famous Buoy...

320 Lake Drive
Hammond, OR

(503) 313-6740
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Heritage Museum

Built in 1904 as Astoria’s City Hall, this building is now home to the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum, Research Center & Archives. Explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits featuring Native Americans, early pioneers,...

1618 Exchange Street
Astoria, OR

503-338-4849
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Pilot House Distilling

Pilot House Distilling, Oregon’s North Coast destination distillery. Located in Astoria, Oregon where everything is handcrafted on-site. Take in the views of the beautiful equipment that helps create Pilot House Distilling’s award-winning products while you sip on your favorite spirit....

1270 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-741-3101
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Long Beach Peninsula Visitor Bureau

The Long Beach Peninsula welcomes visitors with all the ingredients of an authentic Northwest coastal experience.Our villages offer great seafood, comfortable lodging, cute shops, colorful festivals, and one-of-a-kind attractions. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and Willapa Bay, nature’s...

3914 Pacific Way
Astoria, OR

360-642-2400
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Kelly’s Adventures

Kelly’s Adventures has a place on the boat for you and your party! Pat Kelly is a lifetime fisherman and avid outdoorsman. Knowing the local Streams, Rivers and even Ocean quite well, Pat will find the fish for you! Patrick...

Astoria, OR

(503) 440-6369
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Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Physical: 111 West Marine Drive
Astoria, OR
Mail: PO Box 176
Astoria, OR

503-325-6311
Email us (visitors[at]oldoregon[dot]com)

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A Romantic Weekend in Astoria

Dinner and a movie make a classic date night, but there’s nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to rekindle the romance. If you and your sweetie are ready for a change of scenery, look no further than Astoria. With its...

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Fall Wellness Weekend at the Coast

If you’ve ever felt like the ocean has healing powers, you’re not mistaken. The roar of the surf, blue horizon and heart-melting sunsets on the Oregon Coast are a balm for the soul, and sometimes a getaway is just what...

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Astoria Sunday Market

Astoria Sunday Market, located in the heart of Astoria’s Downtown, combines fresh produce, local arts & crafts, food, music, and more in a lively downtown street market atmosphere. The market features up to 150 vendors each week offering locally-made products...

Astoria, OR

503-440-7168
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Reach Break Brewing

Astoria is already a hot spot for craft beer lovers, but now you can add one more destination to your list. Opened in spring 2017, just two blocks west of Fort George Brewery, Reach Break has several projects in the...

1343 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

(503) 468-0743
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Blue Scorcher Bakery Café

Blue Scorcher Bakery Café creates artisan breads, pastries and handcrafted seasonal foods using local and organic ingredients. The cafe operates as a worker collective.

1493 Duane Street
Astoria, OR

503-338-7473
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Wet Dog Cafe

OpenDaily: 11am-9pm.

144 11th Street
Astoria, OR

(503) 325-6975

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Curry & CoCo

Curry & CoCo offers Thai staples including curry, seafood, noodles and stir fries. The restaurant, run by Nalinrat “Lily” Sahunalu and her boyfriend, Brian Fernandez (originally from Cuba) also features Havana Nights on Thursdays where Cuban food is served.

225 14th street
Astoria, OR

503-741-3499

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Gaetano’s Market and Deli

Gaetano’s Market and Deli is a unique business to the North Coast. They offer many imported specialty grocery items, as well as items produced in the Northwest. They have a full service deli with imported and domestic meats and cheeses,...

1004 Commercial Street
Astoria, OR

503-741-3043
Email us (matthew[at]gaetanosmarketanddeli[dot]com)

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Bruski’s Dock Seafood Market

Pier 11, bottom of 11th Street
Astoria, OR

503 325-3712

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Columbian Cafe

Specializing in fresh, locally caught seafood and sincerely spicy vegetarian fare, the Columbian Cafe offers a truly unique dining experience in downtown Astoria, Oregon. For 30 years, chef Uriah Hulsey has set an unparralleled standard for dining in the Northwest.

1114 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-2233

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The Berry Patch Restaurant

For over 35 years The Berry Patch Restaurant has been serving delicious food, world famous pies and hosting a gift shop full of jams, jellies, pies and other local and unique gifts. The restaurant is conveniently located on HWY 30...

49289 US-30
Astoria, OR

503-455-2250
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Uniontown Fish Market

Astoria, OR

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Crosby House Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking for a relaxing retreat in the beautiful Astoria area, then look no further than Crosby House Bed & Breakfast. Crosby House was constructed in 1880, and its Victorian charm truly has an enchanting effect. Guests at Crosby...

364 Bond St.
Astoria, OR

503.325.4922
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Himani Indian Cuisine

Himani Indian Cuisine features dishes from Northern and Southern India.

1044 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-8171
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Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa

The iconic Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa is the unique Northwest luxury boutique hotel resting 600 feet into the Columbia River. Unsurpassed in location, sophistication, and timeless beauty where every room has an unobstructed view, and guests can indulge in...

No. 10 Basin Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-4996
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Meredith Lodging

Meredith Lodging offers a large variety of vacation rentals along the Central Oregon Coast.

2015 N.W. 39th St.
Lincoln City, OR

541.996.2955
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Astoria Riverwalk Inn

Astoria’s largest and most iconic waterfront hotel is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that your stay is a memorable one. Built in 1968 and formally known as the Red Lion-Thunderbird Motel Inn, the Astoria Riverwalk Inn was the...

400 Industry Street
Astoria, OR

503-325-2013
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Columbia Inn

Whether you’re just here for the night as you travel the Oregon coast, or are here to explore the rich history of the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria has much to offer. Astoria is famous for its...

495 Marine Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-4211
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Astoria Crest Motel

The Astoria Crest Motel sits on nearly three acres, overlooking the mighty Columbia River, Astoria cityscape and the Astoria Bridge. Many locals and visitors alike believe this is the best view from any hotel or motel in the area. This...

5366 Leif Erikson Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-3141
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Astoria Rivershore Motel

The Astoria Rivershore Motel is located a half mile east of the Astoria Megler Bridge on Highway 30. The motel has 43 clean and comfortable rooms at affordable rates. The rooms are an excellent value, offer many amenities, including free...

59 W. Marine Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-2921
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Best Western Columbia River Astoria

The Best Western Columbia River Waterfront Hotel Astoria is located just one mile from the excitement and adventures of downtown. With beautiful waterfront views and spectacular sunsets, the hotel is only steps from the Astoria Riverwalk which leads to the...

3420 Leif Erickson Drive
Astoria, OR

503-325-2000
Email us (gm[dot]amygambino[at]bwcolumbiariverastoria[dot]com)

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Lloyd Hotel Astoria Bayfront

Astoria, Oregon has long been known for being an idyllic coastal town, being featured in such beloved films as Kindergarten Cop and The Goonies. When you are planning on visiting this picturesque west coast destination, you can always find the...

555 Hamburg Ave.
Astoria, OR

503-325-2205

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Astoria Pilot House

Located on the upper level of the historic Pier 14 Pilot Station, Pilot House is an elegantly appointed luxury suite situated in the heart of Astoria’s historic waterfront. Water surrounds this ultimate Oregon vacation home on three sides. Nearly every...

103 14th St.
Astoria, OR

503-468-8312
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Captain Johnson House

960 Franklin Ave.
Astoria, OR

509-664-7982
Email us (john[dot]windus[at]icloud[dot]com)

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Crosby House Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking for a relaxing retreat in the beautiful Astoria area, then look no further than Crosby House Bed & Breakfast. Crosby House was constructed in 1880, and its Victorian charm truly has an enchanting effect. Guests at Crosby...

364 Bond St.
Astoria, OR

503.325.4922
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Benjamin Young Inn Bed & Breakfast

Love is spoken at the romantic Benjamin Young Inn, Victorian Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. Enjoy gracious hospitality in this elegant but comfortable 1888 Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Astoria, Oregon. This breathtaking...

3652 Duane St.
Astoria, OR

503-325-6172
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