The Astoria Column
The Astoria Column is a must see. It is a beautiful stone engraved shrine to the Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark, the Railroad and the history of Astoria. If you climb all the way to the top, you can fly your already purchased balsam wood airplanes that you can buy in the nearby gift shop for a…
Spectacular views of the Columbia River and Youngs Bay. The Astoria Column is a tower in the northwest United States, overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River on Coxcomb Hill in Astoria, Oregon. Built in 1926, the concrete and steel structure is part of a 30-acre city park.
You can see the entire town of Astoria from the top of this hill and if you walk up this circular flight of stairs to the top, the views are breathtaking!
“Great for walks, clam digging with permit, build a fire, drive on the beach at low tide with 4 wheel drive. ”
“They have an amazing breakfast menu, they have outdoor space for pets, and they also do a pop-up dinner menu, with some of the best dining food and cocktails in town. On Monday nights, they do a Sushi/Martini special, Tuesday nights is Margarita/Taco night, and Thursday is their 5 Buck Burger special. Their menu is unique and a foodie dream--we also love their mixed drinks here! This is our favorite place to eat for dinner. ”
“They don't tend to have live music or anything, but it is pretty lively and a decent bar. They also have decent food and oddly enough donuts too.”
“Explore the extreme forces at work along the Columbia River Bar. Learn about waves that can exceed 40 feet in height during the most severe winter storms. See exciting exhibits on the U.S. Coast Guard and the Columbia River Bar Pilots. Witness the legendary salmon fishing runs and take a tour of a floating lighthouse, the lightship Columbia.”