An Epic Spring Love Your Streets!!

2024-04-30T14:50:58-07:00Apr 30, 2024|Featured, Uncategorized|

We love our beautiful downtown, but it doesn’t sparkle without your help.  We had an incredible turnout for this year’s Spring Love your Streets.  With over 40 volunteers, we tackled many of the garden beds and planters around the downtown– weeding them, cleaning them up, and planting new plants. The Regatta Court came out to help remove graffiti, and Mayor Fitzpatrick removed moss off our sidewalks. The City of Astoria assisted in trash removal by collecting our compost bags, and we were able to beautify quite a lot of the downtown! Thank you to our Design Committee, everyone who helped and Fort George for donating volunteer drink tokens- this was our most successful year Spring LYS yet thanks to all of you!

Welcome New Coast Guard Members 

2024-04-30T14:48:46-07:00Apr 30, 2024|Featured, Uncategorized|

We love welcoming new Coast Guard members and their families to our beautiful town! This year’s welcome packets are being assembled by our Promo Committee, and we are looking at an increase of 200 bags needed for the area units of Base Astoria, Air Station, ALERT, Elm, and MLBS in Ilwaco. There are nearly 50 downtown businesses offering Military Discounts for Coast Guard families, and over 20 businesses have donated coupons and small items (i.e. key chains, candy, stickers) that can go in each bag. If you would like to help assemble the bags, offer a discount, or donate coupons/small items, contact Lyra at events@astoriadowntown.com. The volunteer meet-up for assembling USCG Welcome Packages is scheduled for May 23rd, 8:00am at Erickson Floral Company. Thank you to all of the businesses that have donated/offered discounts so far!

Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is Back!

2024-04-30T14:53:03-07:00Apr 30, 2024|Featured, Uncategorized|

The Pacific Northwest Brew Cup is back, and its beer and music lineups are already looking fantastic this year. Be sure to visit our website if you would like to grab tickets early or sign up to volunteer. We already have around 30 percent of our volunteer positions filled, so hurry if you want to grab a slot! We also have some fantastic sponsors already partnering with us this year. There are still some exciting tiers available for those looking to be a part of this annual downtown tradition— don’t hesitate to email Lyra for more info at events@astoriadowntown.com. It’s going to be a blast!!

WLDA Photo Contest Winners Announced

2024-05-06T09:16:53-07:00Apr 30, 2024|Featured, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to the Winners of We Love Downtown Astoria Photography Contest 2024! We are not exaggerating when we say things were neck-and-neck in many of these categories. The shockingly amazing talent of so many visual artists in town made this contest a delight to judge.
Winners’ works will be debuted at Sleeper Coffee for 2nd Saturday, May 11th 12-8pm. Live music will be performed by Sapsucker around 7pm. We hope to see all of you at the celebration, and we thank everyone for participating in our very first photography competition.
1. Beverage | Lisa Ross
2. Food | April Siracusa
3. Quirky | Sugar Placebo
4. View | Paul Haist
5. Street Life | Courtney Pownall
6. History | Sugar Placebo
7. Interior | LeeAnn Gauthier
8. Hidden Gem | Jasper Stone
9. Nature | Steve Glass
10. BEST IN SHOW | Matt Stannard
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