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 focus on Astoria’s thought-provoking historical significance, as well as the various outdoor activities that lovebirds cannot resist. First and foremost, there’s a handful of absorbing museums within city limits, including the beautiful Flavel House and eye-popping Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Common (and undeniably tantalizing) mid-day pursuits include downtown bicycling, Columbia River charter fishing, and coastal hiking, all of which can add a much-needed little exercise to a long-awaited getaway from Portland. Nature enthusiasts should also embark on a short drive to Haystack Rock, Fort Stevens, or Cape Falcon, especially when the weather is cooperating. And remember: The Astoria Riverwalk Trolley connects the inn with downtown, brimming with shops, history, breweries, and coastal eats.
Fine Coastal Cuisines and Award-Winning Libations
Downtown Astoria is an attraction in and of itself. Not only is it visually striking, but you won’t have to take more than 50 steps to find a pub, restaurant, museum, or shop during your well-deserved romantic getaway from Portland. The finest dining experiences in town include the Silver Salmon Grille, T. Paul’s Supper Club, Drina Daisy, and Bridgewater Bistro. Bridgewater Bistro, in particular, is a mere four-minute river walk from the inn.
As you can imagine, the coastal cuisines at all of these fine establishments are to-die-for, including Silver’s blackened salmon, T. Paul’s crab ravioli, and Bridgwater’s cioppino. Most local restaurants feature extensive lists of fine vino, but you’ll likely feel compelled to visit one of downtown’s top-rated breweries, such as Fort George or Reach Break. But the artisanal libations don’t stop there. You’ll also discover Pilot House Distilling, Reveille Ciderworks (attached to Reach Break), and Shallon Winery.
An Idyllic Romantic Getaway from Portland
As you can see, Astoria boasts many of the luxuries that you’ll find in a big city, such as Portland. Thus, a romantic getaway from Portland will feel altogether familiar, yet undeniably refreshing, thanks to the lack of traffic and city noise. Astoria Riverwalk Inn is proud to present some of the most distinctive guest rooms in the region. Each themed waterfront room includes a marina-view balcony, ultra-comfortable beds (with Egyptian cotton sheets), a refrigerator, high-speed internet, and, of course, complimentary beach cruiser bicycles. The distinctive decor is only outshined by the inn’s affordability and convenient location to the marina, riverwalk, and trolley. To learn more about a romantic couples retreat to Oregon’s oldest city, please call us directly at 503-325-2013. You can also quickly check availability online at any time!