Historical signs were used then as they are used today - to advertise and encourage people to enter commercial establishments.  There have been many types, and, like archeological layers, reveal a particular time period of occupancy and use. 

Whether a wall sign, a blade sign, on a window or on a door, some signs are not allowed in every zoning district.

The Sign Code and Permits pamphlet will give you an overview of key information and requirements for signs in downtown Astoria.

Visit the City of Astoria website, or download the sign permit and sandwich board applications.


SMOKED BONES BBQ - KNOW YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - With a long lineage of cooking in Astoria, chef/owners Phil Spencer and Mark Mindheim open Smoked Bones BBQ on Pier 11.

JONATHON'S LTD - PAYS TO KNOW YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - Jonathon’s is a value seekers paradise, sourced from antiques and jewelry trade shows, picking, and antique jewelry brokers.

ADHDA WELCOMES RONNI HARRIS, COMMUNITY OUTREACH OFFICER - Ronni Harris is now working with ADHDA as our Community Outreach Officer. Ronni’s duties include providing information and direction to visitors as well as parking enforcement within the district.

FIVE ZERO TREES - PAYS TO KNOW YOUR BUSINESS NEIGHBOR - Five Zero Trees has built-out a beautiful new space in Downtown Astoria featuring reclaimed wood, craft cannabis, and experts to help educate you about this new industry.