Comfort Suites Columbia River
3420 Leif Erickson Dr
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-2000
Fax: (503) 325-5335
The United States Lightship Columbia is the fourth and final lightship stationed at the jaws of the River Columbia. It was established in 1851 and is located in Astoria, Oregon, and was the first lightship to shine a beam on the river. The working and functioning of the ship demanded as many as 17 members on board, with ten on duty at all times. It is 128 foot (39 meters) in length with a beam of 30 foot (9.1 meters).
The Astoria Column, a beacon on the Pacific Northwest Coastline, is a wooden tower that stands on the Coxcomb hill. The highest point of the tower enables visitors to enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of the pacific ocean, the river Columbia, mount Saddle and the snow capped volcanic mountain, Mount Rainera. The tower is concrete made with 164 steps that ends at the observation deck. The historic monument is a column full of art and inscriptions of the city's history. Certainly an attraction that calls for a visit. Call ahead for more details.
If you’re looking for a piece of history housed in a gorgeous Neoclassical structure, then Astoria City Hall is a definite must-see in your list. Designed by renowned architect Emil Schacht in 1904, today the city hall is home to the Historical Society’s Archive and Local History Museum. The museum has an astounding collection of both permanent and changing exhibits which beautifully describe the story of Clatsop County’s rich and exciting history. Also located on the second floor is the Society’s Archive and Research Library which welcomes researchers. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00a to noon, and 1:00p to 3:00p.
Housed inside a building constructed in 1925, the Shallon Winery took shape inside this former automotive showroom in 1977. The winery is located on the bank of the river Columbia and comprises of a manufacturing unit on the upper level and a tasting room on the lower level. A tour to the winery would take you through the process involved in the making of orange chocolate wine and whey wine. The winery is open throughout the year for tours and wine-tasting sessions guided by experts. Call for more information.
Nestled in the heart of Astoria, Grace Episcopal Church serves as a religious place for the Christian community in Astoria for more than a century. Constructed in the 1880s, this church features beautiful Gothic architecture. The church entrance stands on an elevation, offering visitors wonderful views of the Columbia River. Handicapped elevator to the nave, area to accommodate wheelchairs and special parking facilities are are available.
Established in 2007, Fort George Brewery and Public House is housed in a 1924 automotive warehouse. It is among the biggest breweries in the state. Due to its popularity, it soon expanded into the nearby Lovell building. Their brew is available only in selected states, so if you are in town, don't miss to visit this affable, family-friendly brew-house. Drop in to take a sip of their quality beer or relish their tasty food. Enjoy live music and other entertaining events either at their pub or Lovell Taproom.
As the name suggests, the Sixth Street Viewing Dock is nothing but a small raised platform near the shore, right at the end of the sixth street. It not only offers pleasant views but is also a perfect place for a casual stroll after a hearty meal at one of the close by diners.
The Columbia Riverfront is increasing in popularity primarily because of the iconic Riverfront Trolley that strolls across the riverfront often. It is a very special place as it houses popular sights with historical significance such as the Columbia Maritime Museum and the river railroad. Take a tour on the Astoria Riverfront Trolley and explore the local history it so beautifully portrays. Call ahead for more details.
Over 7,000 feet of dock surround three piers at this marine complex, which offers two user friendly marinas with gas and diesel fuel, fish cleaning stations, restrooms with hot showers, and grocery items. Both are connected by trolley service, and yearly, monthly and daily rates are available.
The Astoria Riverfront Trolley is a heritage line that takes you on a 2 mile ride along the Columbia River inside a former San Antonio Trolley called Old 300. The trolley ride has eight sheltered stops along its route, runs with the power from tag-along generator and takes you through the tourist attractions, important buildings, and docks with the conductor as the guide.
If you are an adventure addict that seeks to explore the cultural heritage and treasures of the local people, then the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is a place that will instantly fascinate you. From popular forts like the Fort Clatsop to the Salt Works and Sea trails, they offer it all. The place is perfect to explore the hidden adventures of all the preserved sites and parks within this larger Historical Park. Along the pacific coast, the park stretches at 40 miles. You can hike, sight-see, or simply sit by the bay and explore the richness of the area. Call ahead for more details.
The Peter Iredale was a steel vessel built in 1890. Named after the owner of the barque, it drifted ashore the coast in 1906 and was left abandoned due to the inability to remove it from the sand. After deteriorating for more than a century, rusted remnants of the bow and mast are still seen at the site. Tourists visit this spot during low tide for a chance to touch one of the most reachable wrecks in the Pacific.