In this article, I would like to talk about the top 10 attractions in Astoria, Oregon. We will start this list with number 10 and go down to number one. This list is my opinion after spending lots of time in the area over the years as a fishing guide.

Number 10: Shopping in downtown Astoria, Oregon

In Astoria Oregon, you can find antique stores, galleries, bookstores, toy stores, and mom-and-pop stores of all types. There’s a store for just about everyone.

Number 9: Astoria Riverwalk website

Also known as the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, the Riverwalk stretches 6.4 miles along the lower Columbia River. You’ll walk along downtown Astoria, where you can find wineries, stores, and restaurants, while enjoying the beautiful views of the Columbia River.

Attraction 8: Astoria Column website

The Astoria Column is a tower on the hill above Astoria, Oregon, overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River. Built in 1926, the concrete and steel structure is in a 30-acre city park. The 125-foot-tall column has a 164-step spiral staircase ascending to an observation deck at the top. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 2, 1974.


Picture of the Astoria column.

the column looking. Over the Columbia River.


Attraction 7: Columbia River Maritime Museum. 

At this museum, you can learn about Columbia River fisheries and canneries and see exhibits of what Astoria looked like in the old days. You also can check out how commercial traffic navigates the Columbia River’s famous bar and up and down the Columbia River.  There website.

Attraction 6: Fort Stevens State Park website

Fort Stevens is located just 20 minutes from Astoria.

Fort Stevens State Park is 4,300-acre park. Here you can find trails, lakes, abandoned military forts, and even an old shipwreck of the Peter Iredale. You could spend hours and days exploring the beautiful Fort Stevens Park.

Attraction 5: Astoria Flavel House Museum website

Offering one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne architecture in the Northwest, the Flavel House is a landmark of local and national significance. The house was built in 1884–85 for Captain George Flavel and his family. The captain, who made his fortune from his occupation as a Columbia River bar pilot and through real estate investments, had the Flavel House built as his retirement home at the age of sixty-two. The Flavel House has been restored to accurately portray the Victorian period’s elegance and the history of the Flavel family.

Attraction 4Astoria Sunday Market website

Astoria Sunday Market will offer lots of vendors, from fresh fruit to handmade jewelry, The market will run May 14th through October 8th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 p.m.

Attraction 3: Youngs River Falls. website

Youngs River Falls is just 20 minutes south of Astoria. If you like waterfalls, this is an easy hike with beautiful, breathtaking scenery.

Attraction 2: Food in Astoria, Oregon

Astoria has many, many restaurants that offer fresh seafood as well as other favorite dishes. Be sure to explore and enjoy one of the famous restaurants here in and around Astoria, Oregon.

Last but certainly not least, Astoria, Oregon, fishing.

Attraction 1: Book a day of guided salmon, sturgeon or crab fishing trips with me Marvin’s Guide Service. website

Be sure to read more about our Astoria fishing and crabbing trips. Then simply call or send a message to me to see exactly what’s in season and the best opportunity for you! You’re sure to get a fishing trip of a lifetime.



Happy clients with limits all around from a hot morning bite on the Pacific Ocean west of Astoria, aboard the Marvin's Guide Service boat.

Happy clients with limits all around from a hot morning bite on the Pacific Ocean west of Astoria aboard the Marvin’s Guide Service boat.

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