A Perfect Evening in Astoria, Oregon

Perfect weather. Perfect food.  Perfect drinks. Perfect transportation. Perfect company.

This lovely evening in Astoria started out with a chauffeured ride in a 1945 Cadillac to our chosen restaurant: The Fort George brewery.  It felt like we were stepping back in time.  We stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel, and one of their luxury accommodations includes complementary chauffeur service in one of their vintage cars.

Dinners out are a bit different now that Little B can {more or less} sit in a high chair.  I love that he can now be a part of it all.  We bring along food for him to keep him occupied (and fed, of course), and usually even manage to steal bits from our plates for him.

As soon as we arrived at Fort George, we knew we had made the right choice for dinner. Beers were chosen: a lager for Slaed, and the Rye Pale Ale for me, and with a quick glance at the menu, I was ready with my order.  Slaed on the other hand needed more time.  Does this happen with any one else…? He often insists on each of our dinners adding up to be the perfect combination.  The two can’t be too similar or it just won’t work. The reason I tell you this is because when it came down to it, thanks to our server, we really did order the perfect combination! House-made sausage with peppers, onions, and sauerkraut AND fish and chips.  Not just any fish and chips though.  Albacore fish and chips.  The best fish and chips you’ve ever tasted.  Like butter.  I was so busy eating that I neglected to take a picture of the food.

mr. black bean face

yes, the beer is served in mason jars. one of my favorite things.

We could have had the Cadillac come to take us back to the hotel, but we wanted to see more of Astoria, and take advantage of the beautiful night.  Off we went exploring…via the the Astoria River Walk.

an “old fashioned” phone booth

Astoria-Megler bridge at sunset

connecting Oregon and Washington…

I called these “pier graveyards”…they were everywhere.

There is so much more to Astoria.  Interesting museums, Victorian-style houses, Lewis & Clark… This was just a quick trip.  I’m already planning our next adventure.

Info to Know:

  • Astoria is in Northwestern Oregon; situated near the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • It was the setting for the movie, “The Goonies”, filmed in 1985.
  • The Cannery Pier Hotel where we stayed is pet friendly.  It’s located just below the Astoria-Megler bridge on Basin Street.
  • Fort George Brewery is in “downtown” Astoria: 1483 Duane Street.
  • The Astoria River Walk follows the Columbia River.  About 4 miles are paved.  The riverfront trolley runs along 2 of those miles. Find out more here.

6 thoughts on “A Perfect Evening in Astoria, Oregon

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  3. Fort Stevens State Park is a great place to explore and camp in Astoria/Waldport, Oregon area. It has alot of history and several trails to go off and explore. My parents and i used to camp there when I was a teenager. Highly recommend it. Definitely not walking or jogging distance to the state park, so it’s better to have a vehicle to drive there.

    • Thanks for the recommendation, Jessy! We loved getting to visit Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, so I bet we’d like Fort Stevens too. Looks like a beautiful and historic place to check out!

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