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A Weekend in Astoria Featuring Tasty Food, Oregon State Parks, and the Voodoo Room

Astoria, Oregon

Recently, I spent a whole weekend in Astoria, Oregon taking in the sites, eating the food, and just generally enjoying this quirky northern Oregon Coast town. We stayed at the Commodore Hotel, ate and drank at Buoy Beer and the Blue Scorcher Bakery, wandered Fort Stevens State Park, and spent a couple of nights at the Voodoo Room.

An excellent weekend trip, even if the weather didn’t cooperate until the day we left.

Commodore Hotel The rooms here have private and shared bathrooms. We had a deluxe cabin (private bathroom). Pros: Great location, . . . → Read More: A Weekend in Astoria Featuring Tasty Food, Oregon State Parks, and the Voodoo Room

A Full Moon Weekend in Astoria, Oregon

Eating, Restaurants and Sights in Astoria Oregon

I’m a big fan of Astoria, Oregon.

I’m not sure why exactly. I did get married there, so I’m sure that has something to do with it, but the reason we even picked Astoria in the first place is that it’s just a cool little town. It’s a bit rough around the edges (although, less so since cruise ships dock there now) but it’s still very quirky. Beautiful. Strange. And sometimes even sunny. Okay. I guess that’s why.

On this recent trip, we rediscovered a restaurant that . . . → Read More: A Full Moon Weekend in Astoria, Oregon

Astoria & the Great Columbia Crossing

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So, jwa and I did the Great Columbia Crossing 10k in Astoria on Sunday. He ran and I walked it. He did the 6.2 miles in 49 minutes and 49 seconds. So awesome! Meanwhile, I walked the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes. Not too bad. My goal was to come in at or under 2 hours. Woo! We figured out that he ran at about 7.7 miles per hour and I was doing about 3.8 miles per hour walking. Not too bad. Especially since this is the first time either of us has . . . → Read More: Astoria & the Great Columbia Crossing

Oh, Look, It's the Wedding Recap

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Yep, the post we’ve all been fearing. No, not really! It’s just taken some time to get the photos and then I got distracted trying to get some MyPublisher books together and I forgot to post here. Oops.

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First off, our awesome photographer was Christina Gilchrist and we loved her. Her prices were reasonable and in the range we wanted to pay, her travel fees for Astoria were also totally reasonable, she was super nice and fun and we really like our photos. So, there you go. . . . → Read More: Oh, Look, It's the Wedding Recap

Astoria Pictures (and Some Breakfast Food Items…and Some Seals!)

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Images of our most recent trip to Astoria, with captions and everything!

latte Latte at the Astoria Coffeehouse.

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latte jwa makes a bagel sandwich…guess where?

latte More bagel sandwich!

latte Hey! The Hotel Elliott has Stash Tea…neat.

latte Me by the bridge.

latte The dock and a big ship. There were a bunch of them (about 5) lined up. We thought maybe it was to be lead out . . . → Read More: Astoria Pictures (and Some Breakfast Food Items…and Some Seals!)