About 10,000 people live in Astoria, a riverfront town famous for its Victorian homes.
Located between a temperate rain forest and the Pacific Ocean, Astoria is home to cool summers with highs in the 70s, mild winters and rainstorms that can provide dramatic rainbow filled skies.
Culture thrives in the Astoria area, from the monthly art walks in downtown Astoria, to the North Coast Chorale and North Coast Symphonic Band at Clatsop Community College, to the established plays and Broadway-style musicals performed by the Astor Street Opry Company.
Enjoying nature in Astoria is easy thanks to miles of trails and pathways up Clatsop Ridge and nearby Saddle Mountain, in forest parks at Shively Park and Cathedral Tree, and along the water at Coffenbury Lake, Sunset Beach, and along the Columbia River.
The Oregon Department of Education has awarded Strong and Exceptional ratings in several categories to Astoria school districts.
In addition to national supermarket chains, shoppers can choose from organically grown products at the locally owned Astoria Cooperative and local products sold at the weekly Sunday market held May through October.
The Astoria Aquatic Center features four pools, two water slides, a lazy river, a fitness room, locker rooms, and a snack bar, as well as various swim and pool rental programs.
Astoria, Oregon is loacted 97 miles northwest of Portland and 181 miles southwest of Seattle. Astoria is located on the south shore of the Columbia River, where the river flows into the Pacific Ocean.
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