OR Railfans – 2017 Clamshell Railroad Days July 15-16

Celebrate the history of railroading in the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum’s Clamshell Railroad Days, July 15-16, 2017. Railfans of all ages can tour the railroad’s Pullman coach, the NAHCOTTA, a typical passenger coach of the 1880s. … Continue reading Continue reading

Shanghaied in Astoria: July 6 – September 9 2017

Did you know, a century ago you might have risked being Shanghied right here in Astoria – kidnapped “for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs” (www.dictionary.com)? Luckily, today, … Continue reading Continue reading

Music in the Gardens Tour near Astoria: July 15 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017, the Water Music Society will host its 11th annual Music in the Gardens Tour on Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, just north of Astoria. Gardens on the Tour are located from Chinook, WA (about 15 minutes … 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

Oregon Presents: Astoria Music Festival 2017

Voted Oregon’s Best Fine Arts Festival, the Astoria Music Festival offers “a string of jewel-like presentations – first-rate soloists, top-notch orchestral playing – at the beautiful renovated 1925 Liberty Theatre…”- Oregon Music News. The 2017 15th Anniversary Festival features international … Continue reading Continue reading

UnWined in Astoria March 4 2017 – Taste Oregon’s Best!

UnWined in Astoria March 4, 2017, at an exclusive preview of award-winning wines to be featured at April’s  Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival. Every year, approximately 40 Oregon winemakers complete for these honors, creating a field of close to … Continue reading Continue reading

FisherPoets Gathering in Astoria OR February 24-26 2017

February may be a quiet time for fishing in the Pacific Northwest, but the FisherPoets Gathering  brings Astoria alive this month with its celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. Begun almost two decades ago, the … Continue reading Continue reading