Author: Ted Katsauskas / Published by Sunset Magazine
Astoria, OR

Yellow-slickered fishermen mix with just a sprinkling of iPad-toting tourists in this small riverfront town with San Francisco–steep streets. Particularly fine stretches of sand with towering dunes and uninterrupted ocean views make Astoria a dreamy spot...and then there's the nostalgia. The young and hip love Astoria because it embraces the old and hip. Cozy up to the bar at Astoria Brewing Company’s taproom-cafe ($$;, or ride to dinner from the Cannery Pier Hotel (from $209; in a chauffeured Packard. That’s right, it’s The Great Gatsby on the Columbia.
Photo: The South Jetty viewing platform at Fort Stevens State Park (credit: Jake Stangel)
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