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Downtown Astoria Visitor's Guide

Downtown Astoria Visitor's Guide

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Disclaimer! This is not an exhaustive list of all the businesses I love and think you should support. There are many more! 

This is a short list of places I frequent that I think visitors would also enjoy. Your tastes may differ, and that’s great! 

Lots of people ask me where to go when they visit town, so I thought I would share the places I recommend to visitors most often.

Enjoy Astoria!



Coffee & Pastries
Sleeper Coffee: great coffee & matcha. Just around the corner from us!
Gathered Bakeshop: cakes, desserts, groceries & fresh flowers
Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe: breakfast pastries & fresh bread
Rusty Cup: coffee & whole beans
Broder Strand: finally, we have brunch! Nordic inspired menu & espresso bar.


Lunch
Good Bowl: they make the BEST bowl
Surf 2 Soul: amazing soul food---bring your appetite
Gaetano’s Market & Deli: deli sandwiches & Italian groceries
Nekst: great pho & bahn mi
Breakside Brewing: the crab rolls and fresh oysters are fantastic
Coastal Smash: best burger on the coast


Dinner
Fede: incredible Italian food--my #1 spot!
Busu: wonderful seasonal foraged & farm-fresh Japanese food
Fort George Brewery: get a wood fired pizza & enjoy the view from upstairs
Carruther's: good happy hour menu!
South Bay Wild: fresh seafood, mostly caught on the family's own boat


Drinks
Brut Wine Bar: amazing international wine selection. Lisa gives the best recs!
Blaylock’s Whiskey Bar: great selection, wonderful cocktails
Obelisk Brewery: unique & painstakingly crafted beer
Dead Man's Isle: a meticulously decorated tiki bar with good drinks and great snacks


Shops
Shift + Wheeler: size inclusive clothes & bags made on site. Our buddies!
Cargo: colorful & fun gifts from around the world
Pat’s Pantry: amazing array of spices, teas & local treats
Hello Doe: clothes, gifts & home goods in a super cute & cozy space
Lonely Crab Records: excellent record shop


Vintage Stores
Raintown Vintage: huge selection of vintage clothing
Reclamation Marketplace: a vintage treasure trove! I always find something.
Astoria Vintage Hardware: architectural salvage, furniture & more
Phog Bounders: great variety of antiques & vintage decor


Other Things To Do
Signal Tattoo: Astoria's finest. Are you in the Seagull Club yet?
Galactix: barcade with a wild interior design
Frite & Scoop: best ice cream for miles
Astoria Column: the view is worth the hike!