Thank-you for Shopping Local!

With over twice as many participating businesses this year, triple the number of bags, and over $500 in donated gift certificates for an amazing raffle, we want to thank YOU for a record-breaking Shop Plaid!!  We could not have done it without the fast help of Seth Howard of Zeitgeist Printing and Design for printing 800 rush order bags when shops kept running out, the hardworking ADHDA Promo Committee, our outstanding participating businesses, and everyone who shopped local.  And let’s keep that momentum going!!  When you shop local, you’re not just finding unique items- you’re supporting your community, including business owners that raise their families here, volunteer here and care about the place they live and work in.  Let’s continue to direct our dollars to where they matter most- right here at home! 🛍️

Welcome New ADHDA Board Members

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Seth Howard of the Magic Shop & More and Zeitgeist Printing and Design, Katie Shaw of Buoy Beer and Pilot House Distilling, and Terry Robinett of Labor Temple Diner and Bar and Merry Time Bar and Grill as well as welcome back local consultant and community volunteer Mariama Ramarui of Carruthers to the ADHDA board!  Each brings unique knowledge, perspective and experiences as well as a willingness to work together.  Thank you to everyone who threw their hat in the ring and to everyone who voted- we look forward to serving you in 2024 🤝

Winter Window Display Contest

While you are downtown shopping, make sure you enjoy the striking holiday window displays that many businesses created this year. Vote for your favorite online, we’ll be tallying the votes from the Shop Plaid raffle tickets as well. Santa will be announcing the winners on December 16th while gathering Christmas wishes one last time for the season at The Liberty Theater.
Are you a business owner with a festive window not yet on our site?  Email a photo of your window display to or we’ll swing by and take a picture to upload to our online gallery- we’d also be happy to drop by a Winter Window Display sign as well! ❄️🎀

Support the Christmas Club!

When Melba and Tim, also known as ‘Mr. Christmas’, started decorating parts of downtown for Christmas in 1996, little did they know they’d be leading a group of over 40 volunteers dedicated to making Astoria’s downtown full of festive lights, decorations and Christmas cheer over 25 years later.  ADHDA is the proud fiscal sponsor for the Christmas Club, if you’d like to support them with a donation, head this way.  100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to making our downtown the beautiful holiday extravaganza we look forward to ever year!

New Shopping, Dining & More Maps!

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 – 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:

Holiday Events

We love this time of year!!!  Join us for the Downtown Lighting Ceremony, make sure Santa has your wish list, support businesses and merchants by shopping locally, and gather downtown to celebrate the spirit of the season- check out all of our holiday happenings here:

Want a locally printed poster like this for your window?  Email Lyra and and we’ll drop one by!

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