A New Astoria Blends History with Hipness

Posted by The Oregon Coast / November 1, 2013

Astoria has a rich history which it is turning into a growing tourism industry. The reinvention of the waterfront from a fishing-based use to tourist destinations hasn’t overlooked the maritime industry that put the city on the map.

Astoria's Sunday Market

ASTORIA, OREGON – July 21, 2013 – Astoria’s Sunday Market fills downtown streets with tourists and locals. Astoria has become a hip riverfront destination. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian.

Riverboat Dock at Columbia RIver Maritime Museum

ASTORIA, OREGON – July 21, 2013 – The 17th Street Dock Reconstruction Project, dedicated in May 2013, adds a riverboat dock to the Columbia lightship attraction, at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. One of Oregon’s best, the museum is Astoria’s top visitor’s draw. Astoria has become a hip riverfront destination. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian.

Cannery Pier Hotel Classic Car in Astoria

ASTORIA, OREGON -October 22, 2013 – The Cannery Pier Hotel is a hip waterfront destination that offers rides in classic cars to guests touring Astoria’s hip riverfront. Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian.

To see the entire photo essay on OregonLive.com, click here. Story and photos by Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian.

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