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Things to do in Astoria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“If you go to the beach this is a must if you want a little challenge. Climb to the top and check out the view ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fort George is an awesome, iconic brewery here in town. They have an amazing tap list and an outdoor patio space where there are sometimes cool events, live music, and a place to play games and bring your pets. They have a separate building, where the beer is brewed, that also has the Lovell Tap Room. The Lovell has more experimental brews and is a cool hang-out and then the restaurant is next door. The upstairs has a yummy pizza menu and the downstairs has awesome burgers and other bar food. Fun place to go and they have an amazing view upstairs of the Columbia River! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Inside the restaurant you can view " live" sea lions that rest beneath a section of a glass floor of the restaurant. The food and beer are great also. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“This is not a typical small town museum. This is a wonderful - and very large - collection of the last 120+ years of working with and in the sea on the NW Oregon coast. Inside the museum are whole fishing boats (not mock ups), Coast Guard Life Boats both past and present, all in realistic settings. There are many items from the past that are displayed with great narratives. Outside the museum is an in-water 1950's lighthouse ship (The Columbia) that is open for viewing (imagine being at anchor 7 miles off-shore the Columbia river mouth for 10 day tours. In all weather).”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Nice view to have lunch or coffee. Next to it, you can find the tuna caning museum and a crab shack selling fresh crab. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“They have an amazing breakfast menu, they have outdoor space for pets, and they also do a pop-up dinner menu, with some of the best dining food and cocktails in town. On Monday nights, they do a Sushi/Martini special, Tuesday nights is Margarita/Taco night, and Thursday is their 5 Buck Burger special. Their menu is unique and a foodie dream--we also love their mixed drinks here! This is our favorite place to eat for dinner. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Best bakery in town. Ambiance, coffee, quality baked goods, and nice full breakfast options as well.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“This is a hole-in-the-wall cafe that is popular amongst the locals for breakfast/brunch. Their crepes are really yummy, love the Power Tower veggie-egg meal, and it's also fun to get the "Chef's Mercy" where you leave it to the chef to surprise you and make whatever he wants! Cash or check only. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“We LOVE our coop. Andy is even on the board. They have great organic prepared food and yummy treats (try the Ruby Jewel ice cream). ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Many choices from seafood to burgers and salads. Great bar area and wonderful customer service”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Captain George Flavel was one of the first licensed Columbia River Bar Pilots and Astoria’s first millionaire. He built the Flavel Mansion in 1885, now open to the public as the Flavel House Museum.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best fish and chips you will EVER have - if you have the patience to wait in line outside in the rain. They have irregular hours so be sure to check before you make the drive to Astoria.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
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“This place is right on the river and sitting outside is pretty cool. My husband loves it for the beer and I love it for the views. The kids love it for the root beer floats!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place to shop
“It's a farmers market, artists market and gardner's market. Find handmade clothes, cool cigar box guitars, perfumes, food and drink. Enjoy Sunday in Astoria when the main streets are closed and everyone is out.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“My favorite for the view, service and great food! Spectacular views of the Astoria Megler Bridge and sunset over the Columbia. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Fort George is an awesome, iconic brewery here in town. They have an amazing tap list and an outdoor patio space where there are sometimes cool events, live music, and a place to play games and bring your pets. They have a separate building, where the beer is brewed, that also has the Lovell Tap Room. The Lovell has more experimental brews and is a cool hang-out and then the restaurant is next door. The upstairs has a yummy pizza menu and the downstairs has awesome burgers and other bar food. Fun place to go and they have an amazing view upstairs of the Columbia River! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
“Inside the restaurant you can view " live" sea lions that rest beneath a section of a glass floor of the restaurant. The food and beer are great also. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“They have an amazing breakfast menu, they have outdoor space for pets, and they also do a pop-up dinner menu, with some of the best dining food and cocktails in town. On Monday nights, they do a Sushi/Martini special, Tuesday nights is Margarita/Taco night, and Thursday is their 5 Buck Burger special. Their menu is unique and a foodie dream--we also love their mixed drinks here! This is our favorite place to eat for dinner. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best bakery in town. Ambiance, coffee, quality baked goods, and nice full breakfast options as well.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Many choices from seafood to burgers and salads. Great bar area and wonderful customer service”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best fish and chips you will EVER have - if you have the patience to wait in line outside in the rain. They have irregular hours so be sure to check before you make the drive to Astoria.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pub
“This place is right on the river and sitting outside is pretty cool. My husband loves it for the beer and I love it for the views. The kids love it for the root beer floats!”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“My favorite for the view, service and great food! Spectacular views of the Astoria Megler Bridge and sunset over the Columbia. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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