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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


Sail On!
August 6-10

The Astoria Regatta, which started in 1894, is a true Astorian experience.  Designated a Historic Cultural Tradition by the Oregon State Historic Commission, promises to have something for everyone to enjoy.

For a complete schedule of events and activities, click here.

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association will be hosting a downtown clean up along the Regatta Parade route Wednesday, July 23 from 5-7pm.  Join us at the corner of 11th and Duane Streets to get downtown parade ready.  For questions, please contact the ADHDA office at 503.791.7940.

Ride the Trolley!

Ride the historic Trolley “Old 300” along the scenic Astoria Riverfront!  Old 300 was built in 1913 by the American Car Company of St. Louis, Mo., for the San Antonio Traction Company in Texas.

Pay $1 per boarding.  Ride as long as you like.  Or pay $2 and ride all day long.  Schedule changes seasonally.  Visit for a current schedule.  Trolley operation is weather dependent.

Average round trip is about 1 hour.  The trolley uses the same tracks going both directions, but the tour narration changes so be sure to stay on for the whole ride!  This also means that the trolley passes through downtown twice during the hour round trip and is often your best bet for a shorter wait to board.

Where's the trolley now?  Click here to find out!

Feel the beet at the Astoria Sunday Market                  

Every Sunday, from 10am - 3pm, the Astoria Sunday Market features fresh and locally grown artists each week performing on its Music Stage located in the Food Court. 

For more information and a complete music schedule, click here!

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