"Oldest American Settlement West of the Rockies" Top 5 Page for this destination Astoria by thecatsmeow

Astoria Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 256 photos

Astoria is a wonderful mix of history, charm,art,culinary delights,and much more.
Astoria is the former " Salmon Capital of the World" so they say in one of the many brochures you can pick up around town.
Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery spent the winter here.
After 4,100 miles they had finally reached the Pacific Ocean.
The town is beautifuuly nestled between the Columbia River and Youngs Bay.
Astoria is also well known for the many movies filmed here.
Free Willy, Kindergarten Cop and one of it most famous The Goonies. Be sure to pick up the booklet "Shot in Astoria from the visitors center.

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  • Pros:Fun and friendly place with a large assortment of things to do.
  • In a nutshell:An interesting destination for almost any traveler
  • Last visit to Astoria: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2005
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  • CinWryter's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 4:12 PM

    The restaurant has been completely renovated and is under new ownership since this review was written. It's now John Jacob's Waterfront Grill. The food is much better and the restaurant looks nicer. The view here cannot be beat.

  • spgood301's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 6:19 PM

    Sometimes I feel the same way about it. In mya case it's been work, home, work, home heeeheeeee. Great piccies here, BTW.

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    I really enjoyed this page. The pics and the tips were great.

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2006 at 2:03 AM

    always loved astoria..even b4 moving to long beach....red lion...used to stay there long time ago........come to long beach and experience the best thai food you have ever had.........discount for vt members

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 8:43 AM

    Hi Joyce Lovely page - Hey you have a boat with your name on!!!

  • Purpleshade's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2005 at 9:25 PM

    Hi Joyce, love the pic from Coxcomb hill. :) Lesley

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2005 at 9:14 PM

    Great info on Astoria! It is a very pictureque town!


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