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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!

History Buff?

Being the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, Astoria, OR is rooted in history.

The Clatsop County Historical Society offers a variety of museums, each housed in a historic building.

Experience the elegance of the late Victorian period by touring the home of Captain George Flavel; explore the history of Clatsop County through temporary and permanent exhibits; or head to the Uppertown Firefighters Museum that houses an extensive collection of fire fighting equipment dating from 1873 to 1963.

Movie Fan?

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon.

Nautical Nut?

Explore marine transportation from the days of dugout canoes, through the age of sail, to the present at the Columbia River Maritime Museum.

Board the Lightship Columbia, a National Historic Landmark, that once guided ships to safety at the mouth of the Columbia River or experience 3D in their new theater capturing audiences with changing featured films. This is a museum of national distinction, designated the official Oregon State Maritime Museum in recognition of its quality and continued dedication to preserving maritime history.

Astoria with a View

Ride the historic Astoria Riverfront Trolley, Old 300.  Whether you are enjoying the breathtaking views of the river and downtown or using the Trolley as transportation from Point A to Point B, make the Astoria Riverfront Trolley a MUST during your visit in Astoria.

Want a 360 degree view of Astoria and its surrounding areas?  Climb the 164 stairs to the top of the Astoria Column, a hand-painted spiral frieze that celebrates three historic events: the discovery of the Columbia River by Captain Robert Gray; the end of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; and the arrival of the ship Tonquin.



ASTORIA MAKERS - MEET YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - The Astoria Makers purchased a building downtown and are rapidly advancing on plans to open a community oriented Makerspace, including tool and space rental, and collaborative work environments.

FRUFFLES - MEET YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - Fruffles is a home decor and gift boutique specializing in kitchen goods and gadgets.

RUSTY DAHLIA - MEET YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - Rusty Dahlia is a rustic vintage home decor and more boutique on 10th Street near the Riverwalk in Downtown Astoria. They also offer crafting and gardening workshops.

MO'S CHOWDER - GET TO KNOW YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - Mo's Chowder comes to Astoria's historic waterfront; learn more about the company and Get to Know Your Business Neighbor