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The Top 3 Bars in Astoria, Oregon

Willamette Weekly once dubbed Astoria as “the best place in Oregon for a weekend bender,” primarily because this historic Columbia River-side community boasts an eclectic mix of craft breweries, wine bars (such as Brut Wine Bar and WineKraft Wine Bar), and classic taverns. There’s no denying that we love our artisanal beverages, including coffee and tea. Once the sun slowly dips behind neighboring Warrenton and the vast Columbia River, bustling downtown hushes. But there are several bars in Astoria, Oregon, that gleefully extend the evening, many of which are a short walk from Astoria Riverwalk Inn. 3 Unique Bars in [...]

The Top 3 Day-Trips from Astoria, Oregon

Historic Astoria, the oldest town in Oregon, remains a beloved getaway destination for couples and families alike, thanks largely to its award-winning craft breweries, bustling downtown, and surrounding natural beauty. However, it’s not uncommon for travelers to embark on a day-trip to a nearby community in search of even more Oregon Coast flavor and scenery. Those new to the area often meander down to iconic Portland or up to jaw-dropping Mount St. Helens. But there are several other lesser-known gems along the banks of the vast Pacific Ocean—even in neighboring Washington. In hopes of enhancing your already stellar getaway to [...]

The Top 10 Restaurants in Astoria, Oregon

The growing culinary scene in Astoria, Oregon, continues to wow foodies and casual travelers alike, thanks in large part to its eclectic mixture of food carts, seafood shanties, brewpubs, and gourmet bistros. Astoria Riverwalk Inn, the city’s most romantic boutique hotel, rests along the water’s edge, just a short walk or a trolley ride from the best restaurants in Astoria, Oregon. We couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate a full day of coastal hikes, bike rides, and downtown exploration than with dinner and drinks at one of these 10 spectacular eateries. The Best Restaurants in Astoria, Oregon In [...]

Practice Yoga in Astoria, Oregon: Plan a Meditative Vacation

Astoria, the oldest city in Oregon, is a historical, architectural, and natural marvel. The town acts as a gateway to both Oregon and Washington, as well as the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Travelers from all across the Pacific Northwest visit Astoria in hopes of savoring coastal cuisines, hiking along the coast, and relaxing seaside with loved ones. And the perfect place to start and finish each day of exploration and relaxation is Astoria Riverwalk Inn, one of the top-reviewed romantic getaways in Oregon. The Riverwalk Inn is a short distance from a bevy of health-conscious eateries and adventure-based [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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