Astoria Attractions

Astoria Riverwalk Inn, a Romantic Getaway from Portland

Astoria, Oregon, remains a peaceful, picturesque haven for romance-starved couples from Portland, primarily because of this Columbia River-side community’s historical significance, nautical charm, and sprawling natural beauty. Astoria Riverwalk Inn, meanwhile, remains the city’s true beacon of light, especially for couples who value affordability, convenience, and distinctive decor. To ensure that your next romantic getaway from Portland is nothing short of flawless, we’ve pieced together a guide, of sorts, that links to some of the area’s top attractions, restaurants, and recreational pursuits. Outdoor Adventures and Historical Significance Before we dive into the city’s most beloved eateries, breweries, and accommodations, let’s [...]

A Handy Guide to Downtown Astoria, Oregon

Surprising to no one, downtown Astoria, Oregon, remains one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved shopping and dining districts. It has it all: award-winning craft breweries, aromatic coffee shops, high-end clothing stores, and fresh-caught seafood galore! If only there were a means of transportation to get travelers from the Astoria Riverwalk Inn into the heart of downtown. But, of course, the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley offers $1 rides to and from our riverfront abode. Our complimentary bicycle rentals also come in handy for those who would prefer to add a small dose of exercise into the fold. Downtown Astoria, Oregon: [...]

An Absorbing Astoria Museum Guide

The picturesque Columbia River port town of Astoria is the oldest city in Oregon. It was also the first U.S. settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. The city’s natural beauty pairs splendidly with its historical significance, Victorian charm, and relaxing nightlife. Astoria Riverwalk Inn is an idyllic Oregonian basecamp for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and honeymooners alike. This quintessential Astoria hotel is located on the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley’s route; thus, guests are a short, scenic ride from everything that downtown has to offer. To ensure that your upcoming escape to the Columbia River’s edge is nothing short of flawless, [...]

The 5 Best Oregon Coast Hikes

The Oregon Coast is right in a sweet spot between Northern California’s Redwoods and southern Washington’s many bays, where towering cliffs and dense forestry flank the vast Pacific. Magnificently nestled along the gaping Columbia River lies Astoria, Oregon, a historic and undeniably picturesque slice of the Coast. Travelers flock to this idyllic river town to learn about the region’s absorbing historical significance, devour a bevy of mouthwatering cuisines, and taste-test some of the wildest ales in the state. And it’s not uncommon for these same folks to embark on a journey to a couple of the most enthralling (and strenuous) [...]

The Top 4 Astoria Fishing Charters

Unlike most popularized fishing destinations in North America, such as Alaska, British Columbia, or Minnesota, there’s never an off-season for anglers here in the Pacific Northwest. Astoria, Oregon, in particular, has evolved into one of the country’s premier fishing hubs thanks to the region’s thriving salmon, sturgeon, and steelhead populations. Most Astoria fishing charters troll through the azure blue Columbia River from Youngs Bay all the way to Portland’s northern suburbs. However, you likely won’t have to motor too far from the Astoria Riverwalk Inn during your midday excursions to wrangle a monster Chinook. Charter Fishing in Astoria, Oregon The [...]

A Comprehensive Astoria Brewery Guide

It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest is filled to the brim with sleek, trendsetting craft breweries. We know a thing or two about craft beer here in picturesque Astoria, Oregon. In fact, Astoria has four breweries, a brewpub, and an up-and-coming cidery. Not bad for a little Columbia Riverside town of 10,000 people. And, luckily for you, Astoria Riverwalk Inn is just a brief, $1 riverfront trolley ride from the best beer in the region. This handy Astoria brewery guide helps paint an accurate picture of the city’s thriving beer scene, with all its quirks, historical elements, and, of course, mouthwatering IPAs. The Astoria Brewery [...]

Coffee in Astoria, Oregon: Aromatic, Urbane, and Flavorful

The West Coast is known for its jaw-dropping rocky beaches, influential indie musicians, and a plethora of trendsetting craft breweries. But travelers haven’t forgotten about one of the most enticing aspects of a well-deserved trip to the Pacific Northwest: the coffee. Coffee used to be a necessity, not a trendy midday interlude. Long before coffee was cool, roasters from all across Oregon were wowing locals with unique concoctions, classic renditions, and late-20th-century creations. Today, you don’t have to walk more than a block or two to find award-winning coffee in Astoria, Oregon. In fact, guests at Astoria Riverwalk Inn are always just [...]

The 5 Best Things to Do in Astoria, Oregon

The seaside town of Astoria, Oregon, is nestled along the wide Columbia River, just a four-mile bridge drive from Washington. It’s known for its historical, exploratory significance, natural beauty, and, for many, its ties to several Hollywood classics, such as The Goonies, Richard Donner’s 1985 masterpiece. This charming town has evolved into a popular weekend escape for city dwellers from Portland, Seattle, and Salem. But it’s also become a quintessential stop along the Pacific Coast for adventurers, history buffs, and casual travelers. Most visitors gravitate toward the serene Astoria Riverwalk, a 6.4-mile trail that follows the Columbia River, passing many noteworthy [...]

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