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We Love Downtown Astoria Photo Contest

2024-02-29T08:57:44-08:00Feb 28, 2024|Event, Featured, News|

Calling all creative people in the Astoria-Warrenton region and beyond! Starting this April we are hosting a Downtown Astoria Photography contest. We are looking for the best and most beautiful photos of our beloved downtown of Astoria. Use the #welovedowntownastoria in your social media posts while ramping up for the event and submit your imagery online starting April 1st. More information is posted below. There’s going to be a fun event afterwards during the Second Saturday in May, and the 10 winners of the contest will receive a great prize made in partnership with Old Town Framing Company and West Coast Artisans. Live music! Specialty drinks and pastries! You won’t want to miss out.

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We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest
April 1 – 28 | WINNERS ANNOUNCED MAY 5

  • Winning Photos Debut at Sleeper Coffee Shop on May 11th | During Second Saturday ArtWalk (12-8pm)
  • Live Music from 6-8pm by Betserai Ashanti. Specialty drinks and pastries provided by Sleeper Coffee.

HOW TO ENTER IN APRIL:

** Reminder: the webpage will not be open for submissions until April 1st when the contest starts **

We accept most file extensions (JPG, PNG, TIF, SVG, PDF, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV)

Summary: We love downtown Astoria! If you enjoy capturing the character and beauty of downtown Astoria, please submit your photos this April to We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest. We are looking for expressive and artful photos that really capture the magic of this amazing town. The boundaries of this photo contest are from 5th to 17th Street and from the Riverwalk to Exchange (Astoria Downtown Historic District). […]

Sunday Market Sponsorships

2024-02-26T20:22:42-08:00Feb 26, 2024|Featured, General, News|

Want to help this important part of our economy thrive? The Astoria Sunday Market is looking for sponsors for the 2024 Market season. Choose from a variety of levels and benefits and have your business recognized all summer long! This opportunity is open now through April 1st and more info can be found at: https://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/sponsor or reach out to Tamara with questions: tamara@astoriadowntown.com🍆🥔🌽🥒🍒🥬🥦🧄

Sunday Market 2023 Annual Report

2024-02-26T20:03:08-08:00Feb 26, 2024|Featured, General, News|

Hats off to Astoria Sunday Market for a record-breaking year in 2023!!  Want to see the numbers?  The Sunday Market 2023 Annual Report is now available on the market website: http://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/annualreport. Highlights include increased vendor sales, increased food assistance totals, and interesting attendance data.  Woohoo! 🍓🐟🥕

Sunday Market Applications Due

2024-02-26T19:59:07-08:00Feb 26, 2024|Featured, General, News|

Calling all vendors! Applications for the 2024 Sunday Market are now live on the market website:  https://www.astoriasundaymarket.com/sell-with-us The opportunity to apply will be open until March 10th and then will close. Those who apply between January and March will be juried by committee and vendors will be notified by March 31st- help us make this another great season! 🥬🥔 🥕 🌽

Thank-you to our Volunteers!

2024-01-30T20:18:18-08:00Jan 30, 2024|Featured, News|

Did you know that over the past several years ADHDA has had over 1,000 volunteers, contributing thousands of hours of service to our community?  From putting up Christmas lights to scraping stickers off light poles, from pouring beer at Brew Cup to filling Coast Guard Welcome bags and so much more…we are so grateful to live in a community that cares for its downtown and for each other.  Thank-you to those who made it out to Volunteer Appreciation Night at the fabulous Obelisk Beer Co. with pizza provided by the Fort George Brewery and music by the Hackles.  It was an honor to present this year’s awards to those who consistently go above and beyond for their community, including:

Patsy Oser: Pat Award: We thank you from the bottom of our ADHDA hearts for years of dedicated volunteer hours, compassionate leadership, creative inspiration and invaluable support!

Will Rose: High and Low Award (President’s Award): Whether at the top of a ladder putting up Witches, or down on the sidewalk replacing purple tiles, we thank you for being willing to jump in and get the work done.

Janet Hutchings: Step Forward for the Good of the Order Award: Thank-you for serving as the ADHDA’s board president during a time of rebuilding, for volunteering countless hours on committees and at events, and supporting the organization and its mission. 

Mark Hutchings: Witch Doctor Award: Thank-you for giving Mitch’s Witches some much needed stitches, repairing their britches, and giving them flight through downtown Astoria every October.

Amanda Gladics: Leader by Design Award: Thank-you for years of dedication to the ADHDA, including building a strong Design Committee through exemplary leadership, organization and commitment to our community.

Caroline Wuebben: Invaluable Integrator Award: Thank-you for years of serving on numerous committees, […]

New! Astoria Sunday Market Kid’s Club

2024-01-30T19:40:36-08:00Jan 30, 2024|Featured, News|

New this Summer! Introducing the Astoria Sunday Market’s Kid’s Club. Each week from June through September, kids ages 5 to 12 can participate in a fun activity focused on local food and healthy eating. Kids who register will be able to check in each week to receive two $1 tokens to be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. Healthy kids = healthy community!! 🍆🥔🥕🌽🥒🍒🍓🥬🥦🧄

Love Your Streets April 20th!

2024-01-30T19:34:20-08:00Jan 23, 2024|Featured, General, News|

Join us for Spring Love Your Streets Saturday April 20th from 9am to noon! It’s going to be a big event this year, and we will need as many volunteers as we can get. Help us plant flowers, clean up graffiti, scrape stickers and beautify downtown. So much of what makes downtown Astoria incredible is the proactive support of our community members.

Come out and sign up to volunteer here: https://signup.com/go/ccRpurk We will be meeting at the Garden of Surging Waves at 9am!

New Shopping, Dining & More Maps!

2023-11-05T13:53:04-08:00Oct 30, 2023|Featured, News|

Our 2024 Downtown Shopping, Dining & More maps are done! We really appreciate all of the feedback to help us to get them as accurate as possible. Our downtown is dynamic and we know things will shift, change, move, etc but we hope you find these helpful. Anchor Graphis will be printing them, so we’ll be sure to make copies available in time for the holiday season. Interested in receiving a stack of maps?  Email us at office@astoriadowntown.com – you can also print them directly from the website on either our Shopping or Dining pages. A huge thank-you to the Columbia River Maritime Museum for sponsoring the printing!

Direct links to download/print:

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