Background

Who We Are

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is a non-profit organization that emphasizes the encouragement of community involvement and investment in preserving the character of historic downtown Astoria while promoting its health and future.

ADHDA is a Nationally Accredited, Performing Main Street Community, as recognized by the National Main Street and the Oregon Main Street Programs.  ADHDA follows the 4-Point Main Street Approach, a proven comprehensive approach to commercial historic district revitalization.

ADHDA implements the 4-Point Approach throughout the downtown district, which is primarily comprised of 38 blocks: from 5th to 17th Streets to the west and east and from Exchange Street to the Columbia River to the south and the north.

Current Board of Directors

President: Derith Andrew, Lewis & Clark Bank
Vice President: Patsy Oser, Community Member
Secretary: Julie Kovatch, Clatsop Community College
Treasurer: Jeremy Towsey-French, Reveille Ciderworks
Board Member: Tiffany Butler, Whole Brain Creative
Board Member: Micha Cameron-Lattek, Street 14 Cafe
Board Member: Christina Cary, Pilot House Distilling
Board Member: Greg Cross, NW Lending
Board Member: Pete Gimre, Gimre's Shoes
Board Member: Norma Hernandez, Clatsop County
Board Member: Daryl Moore, Hazel Hills Software, Inc
President Emeritus: Dulcye Taylor, Old Town Framing
Ex-Officio: Brett Estes, Astoria City Manager

 

Maybe you’ve seen us in action:

Organizing the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup, bringing brewers and approximately 3000 beer lovers together for craft beers, live music, and more

Putting the 'fun' in fundraiser at the annual Jane Barnes Revue, ADHDA's topsy-turvy fashion show and fundraising event

Presenting the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk, with upwards of 25 participating galleries, retail businesses, restaurants, and special events on a monthly basis 

Helping revitalize downtown through the acquisition of grants and targeted projects like Love Your Streets, the 13th Street Alley, the Merwyn Apartment Workforce Housing Project, and Project Storefront