Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Astoria Offers Travel Packages for North Oregon Coast
(Astoria, Oregon) - This fall, travelers can eat, drink and explore their way around Oregon's historic north Oregon coast with a special "Bites, Books, and Buzz" package. Travelers choose an overnight stay at a participating hotel, and then receive a passport-style postcard good for discounts, free items and special coupons at some of Astoria 's restaurants, cafes, shops and more.
For complete details about these great offerings, a list of the participating hotels, and booking information, visit www.oldoregon.com and search for the keyword, "package."
Call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 for more information. "Bites, Books, and Buzz" is available for those traveling between Oct. 7 and Nov. 30, 2008, with another Astoria travel package set to be announced during early 2009.
There’s a chance to get into the holiday spirit - Halloween, that is - by digging into Astoria’s paranormal side.
Rich with nearly two centuries of colorful history, local haunts and spooky adventures, the past is still very much alive in Astoria. New this year, the Haunted Astoria self-guided tour will highlight select historic locations between 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.
Tour sites include the Flavel House, Rosebriar Inn, Hotel Elliott, the Officers Inn and the Liberty Theater, and Pier 11 will host a Psychic and Paranormal Fair, featuring tarot cards, face readings, holistic therapists and more. Members of A.G.H.O.S.T. (Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle Tacoma) will be on-hand to demonstrate some of their ghost-hunting techniques and share findings from past visits to the region. The Liberty Theater will show an appropriately haunted movie, Fall of the House of Usher, at 7:30 p.m., and the evening will end with ghost stories from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Schooner Restaurant. It all happens Saturday, November 1. Cost: Tickets are $10 for the tour and movie, or $3 for the movie only.
For more information about this tour and all of Astoria's Halloween festivities, call Regina Willkie at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807.
Looking for a spot to hunker down this holiday season? Astoria and Warrenton are chock full of holiday-inspired festivities (the kind Charles Dickens would write about) and unique coastal shopping. After noshing on comfort food and browsing the downtown galleries for gifts, stop by the historic 1885 Queen Anne-style Flavel House for Plum Pudding Dec. 13-30 (excluding Dec. 24-25) and enjoy fresh, warm plum pudding, a cup of hot tea and a self-guided tour of the house and museum.
For a complete list of the best things to do, see and try, call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 to turn a cold winter weekend into a memorable getaway.
From Ballasts to Ballads: it’s the 12th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering. Telling tales of the deep, fishermen and women will reel in audiences during the 12th annual Fisher Poets Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, in late February, 2009 – in a town once considered the canning capital of the world. Each year these seafarers share in the long-standing fisher tradition of oral story-telling inspired by earning a living on the water. Audiences enjoy a mix of crafted free verse, rhyming couplets, humorous readings, boisterous songs and touching personal accounts.
The 12th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering happens Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2009. They take place at restaurants, pubs, galleries and performance venues throughout Astoria. Cost may vary, but typically weekend admission buttons are available for $10; day passes are $5. For more information, contact the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807, or visit http://www.clatsopcc.edu/fisherpoets.