Astoria Riverwalk


Astoria-Megler Bridge

Astoria-Megler Bridge

Leaving the cruise ship dock area takes you right by a marina with the Astoria-Megler Bridge as a backdrop:

Columbia River Panorama

Columbia River Panorama

The Astoria Riverwalk runs along the water parallel to Marine Drive, which also goes by the name East Columbia River Highway/U.S. Route 30.  Stay on the Riverwalk to get the best shots.  Here’s a view looking back toward Cannery Pier, with the Crown Princess docked behind:

Crown Princess and Cannery Pier

Crown Princess and Cannery Pier

Astoria’s trolley also runs along the Astoria Riverwalk, as you can see here:

Trolley

Trolley

Stay on the Astoria Riverwalk to arrive at the back of the Sears Roebuck and Company building, which faces onto Marine Drive.  But it’s definitely the back of the building you’ll want to see as you come across the fading murals of what was once the Mason, Ehrman & Company:

Sears, Roebuck & Company

Sears, Roebuck & Company

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

Mason, Ehrman & Company Mural

As you continue on the Astoria Riverwalk you’ll peer into town at the crossing streets, which makes for some fun shots:

Astoria side street

Astoria side street

You’ll also find some interesting pier buildings, as well:

Astoria pier

Astoria pier

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2 responses to “Astoria Riverwalk

  1. Dugan

    Great recap of a treasured city…I’ve only been here 5 years