Astoria OR: Holiday Concerts Flavel House Christmas and Scrooged!

In December, Astoria, Oregon, is filled with the sounds and sights of Christmas, from holiday concerts at Liberty Theater to Scrooged in Astoria! to the Victorian decorations with tea and plum pudding at the Flavel House Museum. At Clementine’s Bed … Continue reading Continue reading

Astoria Midsummer Scandinavian Festival in June

Astoria celebrates its Scandinavian heritage throughout the year, but especially at the summer solstice when days are the longest and nights the shortest. The annual Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival transports visitors back across the Atlantic, celebrating music, dance, food, and … Continue reading Continue reading

Enjoy Fort Clatsop Historical Programs Summer 2017

While visiting Astoria this summer, step back two centuries in time to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park and experience what life was like for the Corps of Discovery when they wintered at Fort Clatsop in 1805-6. The log … Continue reading Continue reading

Summer Wildflower Hike: Saddle Mountain Natural Area

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s current exhibit, Oregon’s Botanical Landscape, inspires hikes in places like Saddle Mountain State Natural Area, where wildflowers peak from late June until mid-July. AllTrails ranks the hike # 4 of 106 hikes in Oregon. They say: “Be prepared … Continue reading Continue reading

Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum: Oregon’s Botanical Landscape

The current exhibit at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Oregon’s Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800, presents works by Corvallis resident Frances Stillwell. Her 82 pastel drawings, watercolors, and oils represent the native flora of all eight … Continue reading Continue reading