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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

ADHDA presents the second of its new merchant-focused series of short NEDTalks—Novel Efforts Downtown

This month's NEDTalk is "5 Ways to Get More Customers Through the Door with Social Media."

Want to keep business hopping all year round? Social media can help drive footsteps through your door and give people great reasons to buy.

Even better? It's generally free, quick, and easy to use.  Tara Gentile will help you channel your every day activity into social media updates that bring in customers both new & loyal. You'll also be able to participate in a discussion of social media practices that are already working for downtown businesses.
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Tara Gentile is a business strategist and the creator of Quiet Power Strategy™. Since 2009, she's grown a thriving business online using social media with active communities on Twitter (11.6k followers), Facebook (4.4k followers), and her blog (10.3k subscribers). Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, DailyWorth, and Design*Sponge.

Visit her site: http://taragentile.com/

Start the Conversation...with your Valentine


Take the guessing out of gift buying, and shop your valentine’s wish list!

Look for the conversation heart garland, in the windows of participating businesses and ask about their gift registry.

Have you and your Valentine register at participating businesses from Jan. 26 to Feb. 11 to make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable yet!  Enjoy great deals and unique gifts you and your valentine are sure to love.


 















2nd Saturday Art Walk, Feb.14

Come downtown Saturday, Feb. 14 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.










Darkness falls upon Astoria every winter… and stout lovers rejoice.

On Saturday February 14th, 2015 from 12pm-10pm, all areas of theFort George Brewery block will be overflowing with dark art, darkerentertainment, and the darkest selection of craft beer ever assembled.

55+ specialty stouts plus the darkest collection of entertainment on the coast.  Limited tickets are available at www.festivalofdarkarts.com. $30 procures your stout tasting glass, ten tokens, and admission to the fest. A $10 non-drinking/minor ticket is also available. Admission free to children 5 and under.

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Shop on Sundays

Many downtown businesses are open on Sundays.  Shop all weekend long and enjoy our beautiful downtown Astoria.



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