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Astoria, Oregon

silversea american west coast cruises astoria oregon USAAstoria is a quaint little town located along the Oregon coast. It is extremely picturesque with miles of secluded beaches, sand dunes, crashing waves, lighthouses and towering forests. The town itself is a unique combination of rustic fishing village with Victorian-era houses tucked into the hills overlooking the southern shores of the mouth of the Columbia River. It was the first permanent United States settlement on the Pacific coast, established in 1811, and was home to the first U.S. post office west of the Rocky Mountains. The city was named after the American investor John Jacob Astor, founder of the American Fur Company. Astoria has been through several boom and bust times, with the collapse of both the Columbia River fishery and Oregon timber industry. Today, it is considered a cultural haven, often referred to as “little San Francisco.” Several movies have been filmed in Astoria, including The Goonies, Short Circuit, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Free Willy 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Into the Wild, and The Guardian

Astoria, Oregon