Oregon's northernmost shores aren't only for summer kite-flying! We've got the scoop on what to do, eat, and see in Astoria this season.

Written by Allison Jones / Published by Portland Monthly
Image: Brian Barker
Peering down on the Astoria–Megler Bridge from the Astoria Column park.

"If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the Highway [30]"...but don't wait until summer! Astoria and the rest of Oregon's North Coast offer plenty of action during the season of storms and snow.


Pint with a View: Fort George Brewery's recently-remodeled second story pub is home to a blazing-hot pizza oven and ample bar and table seating—a welcome respite from the crowded waiting area on the first floor. Need another reason to go? Head out in February for Fort George's Stout Month and the brewery's lauded Festival of Dark Arts (Feb 14). 1483 Duane St, Astoria

New Kid on the Block: Albatross, the just-opened venture from chef Eric Bechard of Thistle restaurant in McMinnville (and the shuttered PDX game restaurant Kingdom of Roosevelt), occupies a cozy space across the street from the Commodore, offering sandwiches, salads, and some damn good French fries served with a rotating selection of housemade sauces. 225 14th St, Astoria

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