Moving from Astoria Riverwalk to Downtown


Cascading Flowers

I’d Hate to have to Trim this Bush

Still on the Astoria Riverwalk, peering over the trees once you near the Columbia River Maritime Museum, you’ll see the 90-year-old Astoria Column.  This 125-foot/38-meter column sits atop a 600-foot/180-meter hill southeast of town.  The column has a mural that spirals upwards from the base.  This mural, if laid straight, would measure over 500 feet/150 meters.

Astoria Column

Astoria Column

Shortly after passing the Maritime Museum we turned south into main section of town in search of lunch.  This place looked interesting, and certainly had a long line, but lack of seating kept us moving:

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

Astoria has some great architectural treasures.  Here is the Liberty Theater, which has been undergoing restoration since 1998:

Liberty Theatre

Liberty Theatre

Also in town are charming houses and a former county jail that now houses the Oregon Film Museum:

County Jail and Film Museum

County Jail and Film Museum

Even the trash receptacles are photogenic:

Even Smells Like Dead Fish

Even Smells Like Dead Fish

And there is bright, colorful flora at nearly every turn:

I've Seen These Flowers Before — In Anchorage

I’ve Seen These Flowers Before — In Anchorage

As for the flowers above, you may recall I’ve shown the same type in one of our tours of Anchorage:

Alaska State Flag Colors

Alaska State Flag Colors

And a couple more images from around Astoria:

Astoria Cottage

Astoria Cottage

Captain George Flavel House

Captain George Flavel House

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2 responses to “Moving from Astoria Riverwalk to Downtown

  1. That is one cool town! Dig the pics.

  2. Thank you, Cruise Planners. So glad you enjoyed the photos.