Downtown Astoria

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, [...]

Astoria Bike Shops | Pedal Through the Oldest City in Oregon

The sprawling natural beauty that encircles the city of Astoria, Oregon, plays host to a bevy of recreational activities, such as hiking, birding, and boating. However, the mechanism of choice for many is a bicycle, whether that’s a state-of-the-art Co-Motion cyclocross or a standard Schwinn cruiser. For many Oregonians, bicycling is a lifestyle—one that requires patience, flexibility, and a penchant for the countryside. Thus, the city boasts a bustling Astoria bike shop to meet the needs of the populace, local and traveler alike. The aptly-named Astoria Riverwalk Inn is located along the most popular stretch of asphalt and wood in [...]

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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