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Christmas 2017 – Enjoy Astoria Oregon Holiday Events

November 21st, 2017 by Clementines B&B

It’s time to make plans for a joyful holiday getaway to Astoria this December, with Christmas concerts and carols, tours and holiday tea at the Flavel House Mansion, plus performances of A Christmas Carol and Astoria’s own melodramatic version, Scrooged in Astoria.

tall narrow Christmas Tree with gold vertical ribbons and white lights in front of window at nightReader’s Theatre will present five performances of their adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, including early 19th century Christmas Carols, during the first two weeks of December. In contrast to the Astor Street Opry Company’s Scrooged in Astoria, the Reader’s Theatre takes a more traditional approach portraying the classic Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
Dates & Time: Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Admission: $15.00 Tickets may be purchased online.
Location: The McTavish Room of the Liberty Theatre, 1203 Commercial St, Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-325-5922

The weekend of December 8-10, 2017 features the North Coast Chorale Winter Concert, Mysteries of the Stars, at Astoria’s Performing Arts Center. Mysteries of the Stars will present a program of musical compositions involving the stars, complemented by Karin Temple’s poetry about these mysterious heavenly bodies. The audience will hear about different aspects of stars in genres from secular to sacred and gospel. In addition, the Performing Arts Center will display star-themed art by Jo Pomeroy Crockett in the lobby.
Dates & Times: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2:00 pm
Admission: $10 for adults and free to children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Location: Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St, Astoria, OR

Stop by The Cellar on 10th Saturday afternoons in December for holiday-themed wine tastings.
Saturday, December 2, 2017,   Annual Holiday Sparkling Tasting
Saturday, December 9, 2017,   Zinfandels from different regions around the world
Saturday, December 16, 2017, Wines for Holiday Entertaining and Pairing with Holiday Meals
Saturday, December 23, 2017, Annual Christmas Surprise tasting
Saturday, December 30, 2017, Annual New Year’s Surprise tasting
Dates & Times for Tastings: Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 tasting fee, complimentary with bottle purchase of wine tasted

plun pudding on pink plate with whipped cream and cherry garnish and hollyCelebrate a Victorian Christmas at Astoria’s historic Flavel House Museum with their Holiday Tea and Plum Pudding, available the afternoons of December 16-23, and December 26-30, 2017. Tour the beautifully decorated home and enjoy warm Plum Pudding and a cup of tea in true Victorian fashion. The Clatsop County Historical Society decorates the mansion as it would have been over a century ago, draping ropes of evergreens around fireplace mantels and over doorways. Candles and fancy paper ornaments, typical of late 19th century decorations, adorn the Christmas trees.
Dates: December 16 – 23 and December 26 – 30, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost for Tea: $12.00 for non-members of the Historical Society

Monday, December 18, 2017, Flavel House Museum celebrates an Old-Fashioned Christmas when St. Nicholas comes to town, You’ll find him sitting by one of the home’s six fireplaces, waiting to hear Christmas wishes. Why not celebrate the season with music, games, and stories for the children, while you enjoy cookies and hot cocoa?
Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Museum admission: Adults $6.00, AAA/Senior/Student $5.00 , Youth (6-17 years) $2.00, Children (under 6) free
Location: 714 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-2203
Sponsors: Easom Property Management and the Windermere Pacific Land Company

There’s no better way to enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past than a stay at Astoria’s Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast this holiday season. Let us surround you with the warmth of Christmas past and Christmas present this holiday season – it’s the perfect gift to create treasured memories for Christmases yet to be.

Plum Pudding photo courtesy of Flavel House Museum

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas Seasons in Astoria

November 19th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

Astoria’s 2017 holiday celebrations begin Thanksgiving weekend with the Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights on Friday, November 24, 2017. Everyone is welcome, Scandinavian or not, to enjoy this Nordic entertainment and refreshments. For more information, visit their website.
Date & Time: November 24, 2017 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR

stack of fine china tea cups and saucers with gold napkin on left and white flowers in backgroundFrom Thanksgiving through mid-December, weekend visitors can step back to a Victorian Christmas in nearby Seaside, OR, and enjoy a holiday Gingerbread Tea at the historic Butterfield Cottage. The home will be decorated in keeping for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Oregon seashore. You can treat yourselves to homemade gingerbread and tea, hot chocolate, or cider while you enjoy the exquisite gingerbread houses on display.
Dates & Time: Saturdays November 25, December 2, 9, and 16, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Admission: Adult $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $1.00, Children 6 or under Free (when accompanied by an adult)
Location: Seaside Museum & Historical Society, 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR
Phone: 503.738.7065

It’s easy to get in ‘holiday spirits’ with wine tastings at The Cellar on 10th in Astoria’s historic district every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Saturday afternoon, November 25th, 2017, they will host their Annual Open House and Holiday Special Tasting. Sample holiday wines and gourmet treats while you peruse their in-store specials, wine-themed holiday decorations, ornaments, and plateware.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, it’s their Annual Holiday Sparkling Tasting of some of the best bubbly from different regions around the world that produce sparkling wines and champagne. Saturday evening, December 2, The Cellar on 10th presents its five course Winemaker’s Dinner featuring regional Northwest Pacific regional cuisine paired with sparkling wines and champagne.

Dates & Times for Tastings: Saturdays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $5 tasting fee, complimentary with bottle purchase of wine tasted.
Date &Time for Winemaker’s Dinner: Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $125 per person.
Location: The Cellar on 10th, Astoria Underground, 1004 Marine Drive Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-325-6600

December visitors to Astoria also can enjoy annual holiday traditions of the Astor Street Opry Company – their Starving Artist Faire on December 1-3, 2017, and their production of ‘Scrooged in Astoria’, weekends from December 1-3 through December 22-23, 2017. The 22nd Annual Starving Artist Faire features unique handcrafted items created by over 50 Pacific Northwest arts and artisans. Visitors can enjoy holiday treats and music while they shop for gifts such as ceramics, paintings, photographs, jewelry, clothing, and more. The Faire raises funds for local food banks and the Astor Street Opry Company.
Dates & Times: Friday, December 1, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: Two cans of food or a $2 donation
Location: Astoria Armory, 407 17th St, Astoria, OR
Phone: 503-458-6250

The Astor Street Opry Company’s annual holiday play, ‘Scrooged in Astoria’, premieres December 1, 2017, with performances weekends through December 23, 2017. The Company transforms the themes of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol into a holiday melodrama with characters from their annual summer melodrama, ‘Shanghaied in Astoria’. Audiences can cheer, hiss, and boo Scrooge (Max Krooke Jr.), Miss Yul Macie, and Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future!
Theater marquee advertising Scrooged in AstoriaDates & Times: Fridays Dec.1, 8,15, 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Saturdays December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Sundays December 10, 17 at 2:00 pm
Admission: $5.00 – $16.00
Tickets may be purchased online or by phone: 503-325-6104
Location: Astor Street Opry Playhouse, 129 W Bond Street, Astoria, OR

The holiday season is almost here, and soon the decorations will be hung and the tree trimmed in our historic B&B, just awaiting the arrival of our guests. We’re waiting to welcome you with Christmas cheer, so make your holiday getaway plans right away.

gift certificate with gold ribbon on leftIf you can’t get away, remember that a Gift Certificate for Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast is a perfect gift of treasured memories, for yourself or for anyone special on your list. Let us help you with your holiday shopping this year – just complete this form, and we’ll do the rest!

Celebrate Oregon Wine Month: Astoria + Seaside Wineries

May 18th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

May is Oregon Wine Month, but any month is a great time to check out the tasting rooms in Astoria and nearby Seaside.  You don’t have to drive to enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting in Astoria – you can visit both Shallon Winery and the Cellar on 10th on just a mile-long stroll through Astoria’s downtown from Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast. If you’re planning to visit the Buddha Kat’s tasting room in nearby Seaside, just drive half an hour south on Route 101 to this quaint town, where you can enjoy its beaches and wildlife, plus visit Lewis and Clark’s 1806 Salt Works, feed Seaside’s seals at the Aquarium,  and stroll along the oceanfront promenade.

Glass of red wine on stump against view of field & trees by Jaime Street https://unsplash.com/@jamie452Shallon Winery
Location: 1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103 Phone: 503-325-5978
Open daily: Approximately 1 pm – 6 pm
Shallon’s tasting room overlooks the Columbia River and Washington in the distance. The one-man winery features two unusual wines: Cran du Lait and Chocolate Orange, both made using whey (including all of milk’s vitamins and minerals). Cran du Lait is a smooth, semi-dry cranberry-and-whey wine, especially popular at holiday times. The rich Chocolate and Orange whey wine, made with six different chocolates, is similar to a liqueur – it can be served as a topping for ice cream or cake, a dip for fruit, or warmed as an elegant hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream. The Los Angeles Times describes it as “a bonbon in a bottle.”

The Cellar on 10th
Location: 1004 Marine Drive Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-6600
Open: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Cellar on 10th stocks an extensive inventory of Oregon wines. The Cellar has a wine bar, and offers Saturday afternoon wine tastings with a new winery featured each week.

Buddha Kat Winery
Location: 37 North Edgewood, Seaside, OR  97138
Phone: 503-739-7023
Winter Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12 – 6 pm, Friday & Saturday 12 – 8 pm
The Seaside tasting room features award-winning red and white wines and port from vineyards near their winery in Sandy, Oregon. Offerings include a Willamette Valley Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley semi-sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc, and Columbia Gorge Chardonnay aged in a mixture of oak and stainless steel. Their fruit wines come from the same area. They suggest serving their blackberry wine with any rich dessert, and pairing their raspberry wine with anything chocolate.

May is a beautiful time of year in Astoria, and celebrating Oregon Wine Month is a great excuse for a getaway, so give us a call or go online and book your stay today!

Astoria Coffee Shops with a Columbia River View

April 24th, 2017 by Clementines B&B

hand&arm holding coffee cup up against view of oceanSome people believe Oregon coffee is a culture, not a beverage, with more than 200 specialty coffee shops in the state. Sometime during your stay, you’ll probably find yourself exploring Astoria’s Riverwalk, and wish for a good cup of coffee and a place to relax and enjoy the view of the Columbia River.  There are lots of great specialty coffee shops throughout Astoria – these three also provide that view.

The Coffee Girl
100 39th St, Astoria, OR  97103
Phone: 503-325-6900
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm   Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Coffee Girl is a cozy shop in the West’s oldest cannery building at the end of Pier 39. Its view of the Columbia River is unbeatable – both the coffee shop’s windows and its patio overlook the water. Why the name? The shop features pictures of Astoria’s original ‘coffee girls’ who used rowboats to bring food and hot coffee out to the fisherman. Here’s a place where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the passing ship traffic while you sip your coffee. With luck, you’ll see sea lions or seals frolicking in the distance. The Bumblebee Cannery Museum and Rogue Ales Public House are nearby on Pier 39 as well – all are about a 20 minute walk from the bed and breakfast.

3  Cups Coffeehouse
279 W Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-7487
Hours:   7:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
You’ll find 3 Cups Coffeehouse on Marine Drive, right under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, about a 20 minute walk from the bed and breakfast. While not on the waterfront itself, tables have a clear alley-view of passing ship traffic on the river. The independently-owned shop also boasts a clear interior-view of Columbia River Roasting Company’s roasting and packing floor, and Thundermuck coffee is served. The Coffeehouse has received many local Reader’s Choice awards.

Wheelhouse Coffee Company
175 14th Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: 503-325-8430
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm   Saturday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
If your day’s activities take you farther west along Astoria’s Riverwalk, Wheelhouse Coffee Company has the view for you. You’ll find comfortable seating with lots of windows inside, and plenty of outdoor tables to take in views of the river traffic. The Wheelhouse is in the historic downtown area, about a 10 minute walk from the bed and breakfast.

No matter where you wander in search of that perfect cup with a view, Judith will be waiting to welcome you back to Clementine’s Bed & Breakfast – your home away from home in Astoria. Why not give us a call and book a weekend getaway today?

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