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.

Maybe you’ve seen us in action:

Organize the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup, bringing brewers and approximately 3000 beer lovers from all over the northwest

Present the annual Jane Barnes Revue, one of ADHDA's fundraising events

Organize the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk, with approximately 17 participating galleries, retail businesses, and restaurants on a monthly basis

Organized the 4th of July Walking Parade, partnered with Buoy Beer Co. and the Astoria Trolley bringing 100+ community members together for merriment and fun!

Holiday Promotional events, including Plaid Friday and Skate Into the Holiday Season at the Astoria Armory, followed by the downtown lighting

Hosted a very popular series of public Downtown Walking Tours that focused on the downtown businesses, the history of their buildings, and revitalization efforts.



ADHDA SECURES $153,000 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR LANDMARK BUILDINGS - Astoria’s historic Merwyn and Riviera Buildings are set to receive grant awards for rehabilitation to promote economic development in the National Historic Register District.

JANE BARNES REVUE - 7 YEARS OF FUN AND STILL BEING STURDY! - ADHDA Fundraiser

NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR ADHDA ORGANIZATION - Sarah Heath

GET FOUND ON GOOGLE & BEYOND: HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH LOCAL SEARCH AND ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT - An ADHDA NEDTalk Series, in partnership with the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce