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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 Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and downtown businesses are working together to make this holiday season downtown one of the most memorable yet!

Join the fun!

Shop Late Every Friday
Shop late every Friday, through December 19.  Participating downtown businesses will be open until 7pm or later; enjoy great deals and unique gifts for the entire family.
Make downtown Astoria your one-stop shop this holiday season. Click here pdf Document a complete list of participating businesses.

Plaid Friday, November 28

We’ve all heard of Black Friday, but do you know about PLAID FRIDAY?  See what it’s all about on Friday, November 28, as downtown gets a little more vibrant with plaid!  Participating businesses will be offering great deals the day after Thanksgiving.  Wear plaid, and shop downtown Astoria.

Skate Into Christmas and Santa’s Workshop at The Astoria Armory
Saturday, November 29, Santa and Crew will be at the Astoria Armory (1636 Exchange Street) from 2:30-4:30pm for pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, face painting and roller skating!  This event is free with donations of canned food items accepted to support the CCA Regional Food Bank.  While open to kids of all ages, children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Special thanks to our sponsors: The Astoria Armory, Astoria Kiwanis, Astoria Warrenton Chamber, Purple Cow Toys and Vintage Hardware!

After the festivities, Santa and Crew will be heading down to 12th and Commercial Streets for the Annual lighting of downtown at 5:00pm.  Join us for caroling and merriment with the ASOC Scrooged Choir and the North Coast Chorale to kick off the holiday season.


2nd Saturday Art Walk coloring contest, for all ages!

Be a part of ADHDA’s Art Show for the 2nd Saturday Art Walk - Saturday, December 13. To participate, please fill out your name, age, grade (if applicable) and phone number below, then put your best artistic skills to work on the other side of this page.  Turn in completed coloring sheets to Old Town Framing at 1287 Commercial Street in downtown Astoria by 5:30pm on Monday, December 8.  All submissions will be displayed at a downtown venue from 5-8pm, Saturday, December 13.  Winners will be awarded in the following age groups: Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd grade to 5th grade, 6th grade to 8th grade, 9th grade to 12th grade, and adults.  Click here pdf Documentto download your coloring sheet!

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