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Astoria is located on the north coast of Oregon, along the south banks of the Columbia River and the north banks of Young's Bay. This city of 10,000 residents is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. Rich in scenic beauty, the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beaches can be viewed from the top of Astoria's historic landmark Column (built in 1926, the Column is 125 feet high and has 164 steps winding to the top.) The city of Astoria has been called "The Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest," and features a revitalized 1920s era downtown area and dozens of picturesque Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides. Just across the Bay is the town of Warrenton, a city of 4,500 residents that encompasses Fort Stevens State Park. The area of Astoria and Warrenton is a nationally significant historic region at the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. There are several first class interpretive attractions in the area, including Fort Clatsop, the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Flavel House and the Astoria Riverfront Trolley. A walk along Astoria's waterfront includes the 6th Street Viewing Dock, the 14th Street Riverpark and the 17th Street Pier. You can ride a 1913 trolley beside the Riverfront through the bustling business district with its' unique shops and galleries. Children will enjoy the Uppertown Firefighters Museum and Astoria Children's Museum; both located at 30th and Marine Drive. The town of Astoria celebrates its' strong Scandinavian heritage each June with the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival. The festival features costumed locals who dance the midsummer pole dance, authentic Scandinavian musicians, and a smorgasbord of old world delicacies, ethnic entertainment, dancing, crafts and a parade.

Surrounding areas: Warrenton, Oregon (4.7 mi), Gearhart, Oregon (12.0 mi), Seaside, Oregon (14.2 mi), Cannon Beach, Oregon (21.6 mi), Arch Cape, Oregon (25.6 mi), Manzanita, Oregon (32.8 mi)

Astoria Vacation Rentals

Astoria Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Lincoln Inn Of Astoria555 Hamburg AveAstoria, OR (503) 325-2205
Cannery Pier HotelNo 10 Basin StAstoria, OR (503) 325-4996
Comfort Suites Astoria3420 Leif Erickson DrAstoria, OR (503) 325-2000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-Astoria204 West Marine DrAstoria, OR (888) 898-6222
Red Lion Inn Astoria400 Industry StAstoria, OR (503) 325-7373
Rivershore Motel59 Marine DrAstoria, OR (503) 325-2921
Shilo Inn1609 East HBR DrWarrenton, OR4.7 mi.(503) 641-6565
The Inn At Ilwaco120 Williams St NeIlwaco, WA13.1 mi.(206) 642-8686
Hillcrest Inn118 N ColumbiaSeaside, OR14.1 mi.(800) 270-7659
Comfort Inn Boardwalk545 BroadwaySeaside, OR14.2 mi.(503) 738-3011
Shilo Inn Seaside Oceanfront30 N PromSeaside, OR14.2 mi.(503) 641-6565
Sundowner Motor Inn125 Oceanway StSeaside, OR14.2 mi.(503) 738-8301
Seaside Inn581 S PromSeaside, OR14.5 mi.(800) 772-7766
Shilo Inn Seaside East900 S HolladaySeaside, OR14.5 mi.(503) 641-6565
Microtel Inn & Suites2455 S Roosevelt DrSeaside, OR14.6 mi.(503) 738-8971
Super 8 Motel Dba Holeman Investment Co500 Ocean BCH BlvdLong Beach, WA15.6 mi.(360) 642-8988
Fort Lewis & Clark Motel700 N Pacific HwyLong Beach, WA15.8 mi.(360) 642-8458
Schooner's CoveCannon Beach, OR21.4 mi.(503) 636-8915
Ocean Park Resort25904 R StOcean Park, WA23.3 mi.(360) 665-4585
Bed & Breakfast
Officers Inn Bed & Breakfast540 Russell PLHammond, OR6.4 mi.(530) 861-2524
Kola House Bed & Breakfast211 PearlIlwaco, WA12.9 mi.(206) 642-2819
Gilbert Inn Bed & Breakfast341 BCH DrSeaside, OR14.2 mi.(503) 738-9770
Boreas Bed & Breakfast607 N BlvdLong Beach, WA18.3 mi.(360) 642-8069
The Country Keeper Bed & Breakfast Inn61 Main StCathlamet, WA21.4 mi.(360) 795-3030

Astoria Weather & Climate

Oregon's North Coast has the least sunshine of any area in the state but the gorgeous scenery more than makes up for the lack of sunshine. The northwest region is a heavily timbered area with lots of rainfall much of the year, resulting in lush pastures and rich farmland. Along the coast, the average annual snowfall is only one to three inches, with many years in which there is no measurable amount at all. Thunderstorms can occur in the valleys, but are usually not severe. Major flooding occurs in the coastal streams as a result of several days of moderate to heavy rain. Melting of a heavy snow pack on the Coast Range and/or the Cascades greatly increases the flood potential. The only other severe weather conditions on the Oregon coast are hailstorms, which are generally light and cover very small areas, and occasional high winds.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 48°F 36°F 9.62 in. 49°F
February 50°F 37°F 7.87 in. 49°F
March 53°F 38°F 7.37 in. 50°F
April 56°F 40°F 4.93 in. 51°F
May 60°F 45°F 3.28 in. 54°F
June 63°F 49°F 2.57 in. 57°F
July 67°F 52°F 1.16 in. 58°F
August 68°F 53°F 1.21 in. 58°F
September 67°F 49°F 2.61 in. 58°F
October 61°F 44°F 5.61 in. 55°F
November 53°F 40°F 10.50 in. 53°F
December 48°F 37°F 10.40 in. 51°F

Astoria Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Astoria Regional airport (AST) located about 3 miles southwest of Astoria, the Chehalis Centralia airport (CLS) located approximately 52 miles northeast of Astoria in Chehalis, Washington, the Scappoose Industrial Airpark airport (SPB) located roughly 54 miles southeast of Astoria in Scappoose, Oregon, the Bowerman airport (HQM) located around 54 miles north of Astoria in Hoquiam, Washington, the Portland Hillsboro airport (HIO) located about 61 miles southeast of Astoria in Hillsboro ( Portland ), Oregon, the Olympia airport (OLM) located approximately 69 miles northeast of Astoria in Olympia, Washington, and finally the Portland International airport (PDX) located roughly 72 miles southeast of Astoria in Portland, Oregon.

Astoria Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oaks Amusement ParkPortlandOR72.1 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Waves Water ParkFederal WayWA106.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Gearhart Golf LinksGearhartOR12.0 mi.
Highlands at GearhartGearhartOR12.0 mi.
Seaside Golf ClubSeasideOR14.2 mi.
Peninsula Golf CourseLong BeachWA15.4 mi.
Skyline Golf CourseCathlametWA21.5 mi.
Surfside Golf CourseOcean ParkWA23.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Cooper SpurPortlandOR72.1 mi.
Mount Hood MeadowsPortlandOR72.1 mi.
Mount Hood SkibowlGovernment CampOR117.3 mi.
State Parks
Fort Columbia Historical State ParkWA6.1 mi. 
Fort Stevens State ParkOR6.3 mi. 
Fort Columbia State ParkWA6.3 mi. 
Del Rey Beach State ParkOR11.1 mi. 
Gearheart Ocean State ParkOR12.4 mi. 
Fort Canby State ParkWA13.5 mi. 
Elmer Feldenheimer State ParkOR16.5 mi. 
Saddle Mountain State ParkOR17.3 mi. 
Bradley State ParkOR19.2 mi. 
Ecola State ParkOR19.5 mi. 
Loomis Lake State ParkWA19.7 mi. 
John Yeon State ParkOR20.9 mi. 
Haystack Hill State ParkOR22.2 mi. 
Tolovana Beach State ParkOR22.9 mi. 
Sunset Highway State ParkOR23.6 mi. 
Pacific Pines State ParkWA24.0 mi. 
Hug Point State ParkOR24.7 mi. 
Arcadia Beach State ParkOR24.9 mi. 
Oswald West State ParkOR29.5 mi. 
Leadbetter Point State ParkWA29.7 mi. 
Columbia River Maritime MuseumAstoriaOR(History)
World Kite MuseumLong BeachWA15.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Pacific County Historical Society and MuseumSouth BendWA32.9 mi.(History)
Latimer Quilt & Textile MuseumTillamookOR50.6 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oregon ZooPortlandOR72.1 mi.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonvilleWA88.0 mi.
Point Defiance Zoo and AquariumTacomaWA98.7 mi.

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