Hotel Elliott Astoria
357 12th Street, Astoria, OR, USAhttp://www.hotelelliott.com(503) 325-2222Astoria’s premier boutique hotel. Featuring 32 uniquely restored rooms and suites, this historic five-story hotel has undergone a dramatic three-year renovation that weds early 20th Century elegance and contemporary amenities—from cedar-lined closets to heated stone floors in each bath.
20 Basin Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.bridgewaterbistro.com(503) 325-6777At the Bridgewater Bistro, our most important “recipe” is a combination of: * fresh, regional food and beverages, bold and interesting flavors, affordable prices * caring, friendly, professional and consistent service – as we have provided for 28 years * casual and fine dining on two levels of a renovated historic boatyard – private parties up to 55 * stunning bridge and river views from every table—included at no extra charge!
1149 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.fulios.com(503) 325-9001Fulio's Pastaria, Tuscan Steak House and Delicatessen is located in beautiful downtown Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American city west of the Mississippi. Open every day, Fulio's offers a delicious fare of pastas, seafood and Tuscan steaks. Our new Italian delicatessen serves up authentic, creative sandwiches and salads. All of this in a fun atmosphere, just a stone's throw from the mighty Columbia River.
1198 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.clementesrestaurant.com(503) 325-1067Fresh Local Cuisine in the Heart of Historic Downtown Astoria! Featuring Four Seasonal Menu's Created Around The Freshest Current Harvests. * Awarded by Fodor's as one of the "World's Top Establishments" * "Best Seafood on the Coast" - The Oregonian * Recommended by "The New York Times" - March 2011
The Wet Dog
144 11th St, Astoria, Oregon 97103http://www.wetdogcafe.com(503) 325-6975The place to be for...Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Handcrafterd Brews, Dancing, Live music, and hanging with friends and family.
Blue Scorcher Bakery Cafe
1493 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.bluescorcher.com(503) 338-7473We create artisan breads, pastries and handcrafted seasonal foods using local and organic ingredients. We operate as a worker collective. Our coffee drinks are made with locally roasted Astoria Coffee Roaster organic fair trade coffee and Organic Valley Farms organic milk. We have a wide selection of magazines and periodicals available for purchase, including the Sunday New York Times. Our children’s area featuring a play kitchen, natural dyed playsilks and a wide array of children’s books. We are a popular place for families, especially during the winter rains. We are located in beautiful Astoria, Oregon. On the east side of downtown on the corner of 15th and Duane Streets in the Historic Fort George building. Our huge windows look out to the Columbia River. The bakery is built on the site of the original Fort of Astoria which is commemorated by a sweet little park- perfect for picnics. We have chosen to provide deli style service, as it facilitates our aim to be
T Paul's Urban Cafe
1119 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://tpaulsurbancafe.com(503) 338-5133Directly across the street from the Hotel Elliott and a staff favorite! For the past 9 years we have skillfully prepared our fresh cuisines on a TWO BURNER gas stove, sometimes up to 300 meals a day! But as of November 2008, after minor kitchen renovations, we now have a four burner gas stove, allowing us to do what we do best, all while being grateful to the one who put the light in our eyes.
Rogue Ales Public House
100 39th St, Ste 600 #600, Astoria, OR 97103http://rogue.com(503) 325-5964Located on Pier 39, the Rogue Ale Public House is famous for thier beer!
2199 Coxcomb Drive, Astoria, OR 97103In a wooded park and towering above Astoria, Oregon’s highest hill, the Astoria Column presents a spectacular view of the city and surrounding rivers, bay, forest, mountains and Pacific Ocean. The first words of most visitors are, “Oh, Wow!” The Astoria Column commemorates the westward sweep of discovery and migration. Built in 1926, it is 125 feet high and has 164 steps winding to the top. Follow signs up 16th or 14th streets.
1203 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.liberty-theater.org(503) 224-4400The Liberty Theater in downtown Astoria, Oregon, is one of the best examples of the 1920s vaudeville-motion picture palace in the Pacific Northwest. Liberty Restoration, Inc., a private, non-profit organization is restoring this magnificent structure to its original elegance and equipping it to be a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Our institutional partners are Portland State University and Clatsop Community College.
Flavel House Museum
441 8th Street, Astoria, OR 97103-4620http://www.cumtux.org(503) 325-2203This historic 1885 Queen Anne Style Victorian Home and its period furnishings enable visitors to imagine what life was like in Astoria at the turn of the last century. Its decorative exterior, with hipped roof, balconies and verandas and its three-story octagon tower, has been restored to original form and the mansion’s large rooms with their elegant woodwork are accented by furnishings and decorations of a century ago.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
92343 Fort Clatsop Rd, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.nps.gov/lewi/index.htm(503) 861-2471Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the Native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America’s most famous explorers. The Park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow the explorer's footsteps and have an adventure in history.
Astoria Aquatic Center
1997 Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.astoriaparks.com(503) 325-7027
1618 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR 97103-3615http://cumtux.org(503) 338-4849Features permanent exhibits interpreting Clatsop County’s history, including natural history, geology, Native American artifacts, early immigrants and settlers of the region, and important nautical events. The building contains over 10,000 cataloged historic photographs.
Astoria Riverfront Trolley
http://homepage.mac.com/cearl/trolley(503) 325-6311A restored 1913 trolley runs for 2.6 miles along the Columbia River in Astoria while the conductor provides interpretation of the area’s history and attractions. Catch it anywhere on the riverfront between Basin and 39th streets. Roundtrip ride is $1, an all day pass is $2. The round trip takes about an hour.
Goonies Never Say Die
111 West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.thegoonies.org(503) 325-6311The Goonies is a favorite movie from the 80s and many of its scenes were filmed in and around Astoria. We see many fans of the film visiting our community each week, some making the journey just to see the “goondocks” themselves and others adding it on to a trip to the Northwest or Astoria.
Astoria Sunday Market
12th Street Downtown(503) 325-1010Every Sunday from May to October, a 3-block stretch of 12th Street in downtown Astoria says goodbye to cars, and hello to fresh fruits and vegetables, other farm products, garden goods, art, crafts, wood works, music and food of all descriptions. The Astoria Sunday Market features well over a hundred vendors, all of whom have grown or made what they are offering for sale. The market operates every Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, and many downtown shops are open as well to add to the lively and festive atmosphere. The Astoria Sunday Market is a great place to mingle with the natives before your stroll on the RiverWalk or your ride on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley.
(503) 325-6311The Astoria-Megler Bridge, which was formally dedicated August 27, 1966, stretches 4.1 miles from Astoria, Oregon, across the mouth of the Columbia River, to Point Ellice, Washington. Its construction was an impressive feat. The bridge’s main span is 1,232 feet in length, the longest “continuous truss” in the nation. North and South traffic across the mouth of the Columbia River was a problem for many years. In 1921 a scheduled ferry service from Astoria, to Megler on the Washington side, was established. The operation of the ferry system was taken over by the State of Oregon in 1946, with operational control being assigned to the State Highway Department. For many years, the idea of a bridge across the Lower Columbia River simmered in people’s thoughts, and in 1961, Senator Dan Theil (of Astoria) successfully headed a crusade for the bridge, “a bridge,” critics said, “to nowhere.”
Birding On The Lower Columbia
111 West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/birding-on-the-lower-columbia(503) 325-6311The lower Columbia River has long been a favorite destination for birders and nature watchers. 356 species of birds have been recorded in Clatsop County and many of these are unique enough to attract birdwatchers from around the world. Every season attracts its own assemblage of birds making for an attractive year-round destination for observing birds. ~ Read the rest of the article on Bird Watching by Mike Patterson on the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Website
Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.crmm.org(503) 325-2323The Columbia River Maritime Museum was founded in 1962 when Rolf Klep, a native Astorian, returned to his birthplace after retiring from a successful career as a graphic artist on the East Coast. On his return, Klep – a longtime collector of maritime artifacts – and a group of his colleagues sought to establish a museum to preserve the rich maritime heritage of the entire Columbia River region. They envisioned a museum of national distinction. Today, the Columbia River Maritime Museum’s reputation for the quality of its exhibits and the scope of its collections makes it one of the finest maritime museums in the nation. It was the first museum in Oregon to meet national accreditation standards, and has been designated the official state maritime museum of Oregon.
Fort Stevens State Park
100 Peter Iredale Rd, Hammond, Oregon 97121http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php503-861-1671The original fort was constructed during the Civil War. Visitors can learn its history at the Museum and explore abandoned gun batteries. A large and lovely state park with picnic facilities, nature trails, miles and miles of Oregon beaches, lakes, boating, camping, swimming and more than nine miles of paved bicycle paths. The campground is open year-around with over 600 campsites for campers, recreational vehicles and tents. Visitors can view the remains of a shipwreck at Peter Iredale beach and watch oceangoing ships navigate the bar from the viewing platform at the South Jetty.
Victorian Homes On Astoria’s Hillsides
111 West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/victorian-homes-on-astorias-hillsides(503) 325-6311Named after John Jacob Astor, the City of Astoria, on Oregon’s North Coast is the site of the oldest permanent American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, dating back to 1811. Often referred to as the “Little San Francisco of the Northwest,” Astoria, Oregon is renowned for its picturebook Victorian homes and its steep hills. A walking tour allows visitors to see scores of beautifully preserved 19th century and early 20th century structures – private homes and public buildings, many of them listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One day of strolling through town will take you past more than 74 historical buildings and sites. You can step back in time with a visit to the elegant Astoria home built in 1885 by Captain George Flavel, Columbia River bar pilot and the area’s first millionaire. A magnificent example of Queen Anne style architecture with period furnishings and artwork, the Flavel House Museum rests on park-like grounds covering an entire city block.
1 11th Street, Astoria, OR 97103http://www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/waterfront(503) 325-6311There are excellent places along the Astoria Waterfront to see the sweep and scope of the Columbia River. These include Maritime Memorial Park, the 6th Street Viewing Platform, 14th Street Pier and 17th Street Dock.