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Welcome to Historic Downtown Astoria

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!

Make Memories in Astoria



Downtown Businesses Expand Hours, Wear Plaid for Holiday Season kick-off 

We’ve all heard of Black Friday, but do you know about PLAID FRIDAY?  Think outside of the big box and shop local this holiday season.  Shop Downtown Astoria.


The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and participating businesses want to help you kick off your holiday season in STYLE in downtown Astoria.  On Friday, Nov. 27 downtown will get a little more vibrant with plaid! Don your plaid and get your shop on as participating businesses will be offering great deals the day after Thanksgiving. 


You can shop late, too!  Every Friday, beginning Nov. 27, participating businesses will keep their doors open until 7p.m or later.





Small Business Saturday, #shopsmall #shopDowntownAstoria

Saturday, Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday.  Launched by American Express in 2010 to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses, you, too can pledge your support and participate in this nationwide event by shopping local - shop downtown Astoria.




Pictures with Santa and Annual Downtown Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 28

Join us downtown for merriment and fun as we kick off the holiday season, and add a little sparkle downtown. 

Santa and Co. will be at 1198 Commercial Street for pictures from 3-5pm before the annual lighting at 5:15pm at 12th and Commercial Streets, by The Liberty Theater.


Explore Downtown Astoria's Cool Stuff and Cool Stores

Beginning Nov. 27, participate in the Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt – a fun way to explore downtown and its unique offerings 

How it works: Pick up your Scavenger Hunt playing card at any participating business, and then match the cool item with the cool store.  The more you match, the more chances you have to win great gifts from any of the participating businesses.  Complete your playing card by visiting all of the participating businesses for a chance to win the Grand Prize! Completed passports must be turned in by Dec. 31 at any participating business.




December's 2nd Saturday Art Walk, Dec. 12

Come downtown Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5pm-8pm and celebrate the Arts in Astoria!

Downtown businesses keep their doors open late, provide refreshments and entertainment, and exhibit original works of art and culture.  We'll see you downtown.

Check back Dec. 8 to download a copy of December's Art Walk map!




Planning your first trip to Astoria?

Go on a walking tour to see some of the great features of our beautiful downtown. 


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