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.
The rooms here have private and shared bathrooms. We had a deluxe cabin (private bathroom). Pros: Great location, cozy lobby downstairs. Modern, Scandinavian aesthetic. Cons: lacking in amenities for the price — at least for the “deluxe” rooms (no in-room coffeemaker or refrigerator, no towel hooks in the bathroom).
258 14th Street
Astoria, OR 97103
No. 1 Eighth (8th) Street
Astoria, OR 97103
Awesome beer and food. Great waterfront location!
Blue Scorcher Bakery & Cafe
1493 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103
This is always a good breakfast or lunch choice.
Fort Stevens State Park
West of Astoria, off Highway 101. Both Pacific Ocean and Columbia River beaches.
The Voodoo Room
This is always a good drinking choice. Sometimes there is live music — we saw Daric Moore the first night and the Slow Poisoner the second night.
The Slow Poisoner
“A one man surrealistic rock and roll band who hails from San Francisco.”
Not pictured but also highly recommended: The Astoria Coffee House & Bistro, Josephsons’s Smokehouse, RiverSea Gallery.
4 Replies to “A Weekend in Astoria Featuring Tasty Food, Oregon State Parks, and the Voodoo Room”
I can highly recommend for your next visit that you drop by Mary Todd’s Workers Bar & Grill at 281 Marine Drive. They have a wonderful prime rib dinner on the weekend evenings and great sandwiches and other food. It’s a dive bar but the drinks are big & cold and the food is great. Lots of local regulars and a few out of towners
Hey, thanks RM! That sounds fun! We try to get to Astoria every few months. 🙂
I hear that the huevos scorcheros at Blue Scorcher are not only delicious, but also a remarkable cure for hangovers. Is that true?
jwa: I would know nothing about that…
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