Seize the Summer
8 Low-Key Oregon AdventuresBy Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, Margaret Seiler, Maya Seaman, Michael Zusman / Published by Portland Monthly Magazine
Eat (and Drink!) YOUR WAY through Astoria ↑
2 hours from PDX: Real adventurers arrive in Astoria armed with a fork. Start with a latte paired with pastries at Coffee Girl, serenaded by sea lions on the docks outside, then amble the Astoria Riverwalk into town for a second mug paired with an indie magazine at the Blue Scorcher.
For lunch, climb the spiral staircase for pints and a blazing-hot margherita pie at Fort George Brewery’s pizza pub, then head to the new Buoy Beer Company for a round with a view. Walk it off with a journey to the top of the Astoria Column. Go global for dinner at Drina Daisy, where Bosnian comfort food like slow-roasted lamb satisfies. Dessert comes courtesy Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro, where the chocolate cake is obligatory.
Need a break from filling your face? Get your Donkey Kong on at the just-opened Arc Arcade, boasting more than 85 retro arcade games. Finish off with post-pinball fries and cocktails at Albatross. Want to stay the night? Bunk up at the Norblad Hotel & Hostel, a 90-year-old hotel restored by the owners of Astoria’s chic Commodore Hotel, with marble showers, a community kitchen, and Euro-style rooms. From $29Read the rest of the story at PortlandMonthlyMag.com