Background

Become a Member

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) requires program funding and volunteer support to continue to its mission:

ADHDA is funded through revenue sources from the City of Astoria, Memberships, Fundraising, and Sponsorships. These revenue sources are critical to the success of the organization, and ultimately to the overall success of downtown. Volunteer support is also necessary to adequately carry out ADHDA’s mission.

By supporting ADHDA with their dues, members play an important role in keeping our historic downtown district strong and making Astoria a more livable city.

YOU can make an investment in downtown Astoria’s future and help make it a downtown we can all be proud of.

Becoming a member is easy!  Complete and return the ADHDA Membership Form pdf Document to PO Box 261, Astoria, OR 97103

Sign up online!

Memberships & Donations
PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

 

Benefits of membership:

  • Downtown networking opportunities
  • Voting privilege in ADHDA board elections
  • Logo listed in Business Directory
  • Featured on astoriadowntown.com's homepage

 

ADHDA Accomplishments in 2016 & 2017

Main Street Honors & AwardsWon Three 2016 Oregon Main Street “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization” Awards:

Outstanding Event:  Shore Style Wedding Faire
Outstanding Special Event:  Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Night
Business of the Year: Fort George Brewery and Public House

Won Two 2017 Oregon Main Street “Excellence in Downtown Revitalization” Awards: 

Best Façade Renovation under $7,500: Astoria Vintage Hardware
Best Adaptive Reuse: Astoria Station (Reach Break, Reveille Cider, Astoria Barber, The Hot Box BBQ, and Sasquatch Sausage) 

Secured two State Historic Preservation Office Grants for Revitalization of Downtown Buildings valuing $153,000:

Riviera Building at 11th Street and Marine Drive (Columbian Theater)
M
erwyn Building/Waldorf Hotel at 11th Street and Duane Street

Promoting and Supporting Downtown Businesses

  • Brought more than 3,500 beer lovers to Astoria for three days during the 16th Annual Pacific Northwest Brew Cup
  • Served as the 'downtown voice' at all City Council meetings in 2016 & 2017 thus far.
  • Welcome Wagon Program helped new downtown business get started on the right foot.
  • Organized the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk, which draws people to downtown restaurants, galleries and businesses throughout the year.
  • Organized holiday promotions programs included the Shop & Hop campaign, Downtown Trick or Treat, Plaid Friday, and the holiday celebration and lighting ceremony.
  • Hosted NED Talks (Novel Efforts Downtown) to help merchants learn about local business resources to help them run more efficiently.
  • Completed the Cluster Analysis, which included interviews and inventories to discover what is wanted and needed in downtown Astoria.

     

    Beautifying Downtown Astoria

  • Worked with volunteers, the city and other organization to keep downtown Astoria clean and green through the Plant Watering Program and Downtown Cleanup Days.
  • Sidewalk Blocks Program: Used grant money to research and replace more than 4 dozen broken historic glass blocks in downtown sidewalks.
  • Promoted local events and generated revenue through the Banner Program
  • Volunteers revitalized about 25 of “Mitch’s Witches” that are always a “smash” downtown during the scary season.

     

    Community Involvement

  • Hilarity and frivolity aside, the 7th Annual Jane Barnes Revue raised over $18,000 for ADHDA programs.
  • Volunteers gave 4,600 hours in support of ADHDA and its programs.



Need more information?

We are happy to provide assistance and answer any of your questions. Please contact us by phone, (503) 791-7940, email, office@astoriadowntown.com, or visit us at the office, located at No 1-12th Street, Suite 114.



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