Port of Astoria - The first deepwater cruise ship port on the Columbia River
The Port of Astoria, established in 1910, is situated in a recreational paradise near the mouth of the majestic Columbia River in the northwest corner of Oregon, in Clatsop County.
The Port of Astoria serves as a growing cruise ship port-of-call and marine terminal. Its two active marinas also serve as a destination for recreational boaters. The port's working waterfront offers a glimpse of the seafood industry, including fishing, processing and retailing. The area provides an education about the men and women who brave the Pacific and their industry that brings seafood to our plates.
The port also operates the highly accessible Astoria Regional Airport.
The vast Columbia River is 4.5 miles wide and separates Oregon from neighboring Washington State. Much of Clatsop County fronts the Pacific Ocean. Astoria, at the mouth of this great river, was established in l8ll as a fur trading post and is the oldest white settlement West of the Rocky Mountains. It was recently awarded the coveted Dozen Distinctive American Cities award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and was featured on the front page of the New York Times Travel section. ABC via Good Morning America declared Astoria as the number one destination to retire in North America. Seaside, Gearhart, and Cannon Beach are neighboring coastal communities.
The Coast Range, at Astoria's back door, provides a dramatic backdrop.
With its many natural features, the area is resplendent with recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and beachcombing.
S. Bruce Conner
Cruise Marketing Director
Port of Astoria
#10 Pier 1 Ste 308
Astoria, Oregon 97103
Tel: (503) 741-3300
Fax: (503) 741-3345
Web Site: www.portofastoria.com