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Welcome to Historic Downtown Astoria

Discover this diamond in the rough on the north Oregon coast! Historic Downtown Astoria will surprise you with its marriage of metropolitan dining, lodging and entertainment, and the raw grace of a town that has survived at the edge of the continent for more than 200 years.

The lower Columbia River region is brimming with events for everyone—including foodies, fishermen, movie fans, families, history buffs, music lovers and more. Let Historic Downtown Astoria be your home base as you explore this corner of the world. There is no better place to enjoy an authentic Pacific Northwest experience!


Make Memories in Astoria


The 5th Annual Jane Barnes Revue, Saturday, March 28

Tickets are on sale now for the 5th annual "Jane Barnes Revue" Saturday, March 28. This topsy-turvy fashion show features Astoria's finest men celebrating Jane Barnes, the first European woman of Astoria.  Reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.  You do not want to miss this ONE NIGHT ONLY event of delightfully big wigs and hairy chests in glamorous dresses.  The 5th Annual Jane Barnes Revue will be held at the Astoria Event Center, 255-9th Street, in downtown Astoria.  The fashion show starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at Old Town Framing Co. (1287 Commercial St).  We’ve expanded the venue and extended the runway; reserve a spot at a table right in front of the catwalk for $55.00, choose a sidebar table for $45.00 or view the stage from the balcony for $25.00 (Cash, check, and credit card accepted; this event is 21 and up; all ticket prices include two drink tickets). 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door before the event, based on availability. 

All proceeds go to support the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA).

The “Jane Barnes Revue” is sponsored by Holly McHone Jewelers, and features local eats from North Coast Food Web, tasty cocktails from North Coast Distilling, and beer from Fort George Brewery and Buoy Beer Co.  Get ready as the “Gentleman Janes” strut down the 24’ cat walk.  This year’s lineup includes the debut of Cole Jannush with Farmers Insurance, also known as Montana Duke and Jorge Gutierrez, Executive Director of the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council as Danessa Rosewood.   Jade Kiosse of Astoria Country Club and Rob Meadows of Hits 94.3, KRKZ are among the "Gentlemen Janes" that will be returning to the stage!

If that isn’t enough to wet your whistle, there will be a live auction during intermission that includes many, one-of-a-kind adventures.  Have you ever wanted to hike Saddle Mountain with Pete Gimre or see Astoria from the perspective of the KMUN radio tower?  How about enjoying the great outdoors exploring Camp Kiwanilong followed by a catered picnic lunch for 10?  Maybe you have wanting a cocktail party with the one and only Patsy Oser reading some of her favorite pages? Join auctioneer Mary Blake, ADHDA and our “Gentlemen Janes” as we celebrate Jane Barnes in this topsy-turvy fundraiser.


 

Shop and Hop – Discover Egg-ceptional Downtown Astoria 

Friday, March 27 - Saturday, April 4

What’s the formula for an egg-cellent time?

You + Downtown Astoria = An Egg-ceptionally Good Time!

ADHDA's Promotion Committee has teamed up with some of your favorite downtown businesses for a week filled with fun for all ages. Participating Businesses will have baskets of eggs with prizes in them to be claimed at different stores in town.

Bring your family and friends and join us:

  • March 27th - April 4th

  • Downtown Astoria

  • We'll have giveaways, and prizes in each egg

So come join the hunt and, dare we say, scramble for as many eggs as you can!

Participating businesses include:

4 Seasons Clothing, Baked Pizzeria, Bloomin Crazy Floral, Clatsop County Historical Society, Erickson Floral Company, Finn Ware, Forsythea, Gimres Shoes, Holly McHone Jewerly, In the Boudoir, Klassy Kloset, La Luna Loca, Loop-Jacobson Jewelry, Lucy’s Books, Luminari Arts, Nadia’s Exclusive Salon & Skin Care, Old Town Framing Co., Purple Cow Toy, The Curious Caterpillar, and Vintage Hardware









2nd Saturday Art Walk, March14

Come downtown Saturday, March 14 5pm-8pm and celebrate the Arts in Astoria!

Downtown businesses keep their doors open late, provide refreshments and entertainment, and exhibit original works of art and culture.  We'll see you downtown.

 Download your copy of March's Art Walk map here. pdf Document








Planning your first trip to Astoria?

Go on a walking tour to see some of the great features of our beautiful downtown. 



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