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The Portway Tavern in Astoria OR

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

A glowing neon sign invites patrons into the Dedemona Club in Astoria.

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

You never know what stories you'll come away with when you visit the Triangle Tavern in Astoria.

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

The Triangle Tavern under the Astoria Bridge was built in 1922

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

Mary Todd's Workers Bar & Grill in Astoria OR is a classic dive bar

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

The Chart Room, a great dive bar in Astoria OR

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

Even the lavatories declare Astoria's Merry Time Bar & Grill a no-holds-barred sports dive.

Dive bars on our coast

If you seek authenticity, consider investigating one — or several — of the great dive bars that populate the Columbia-Pacific

The Dance Theatre of Harlem performed at Astoria's Liberty Theater in April of 2015.

Our picks: Do & See

The Columbia Pacific is a playground for every type of explorer, whether you’re an art-lover, concert-goer, sports junkie, or wilderness nut. Here are some of our favorite ways to have

Blind Pilot performs during a recording of OPB's "State of Wonder" at the Liberty Theater in Astoria OR.

Our picks: Do & See

The Columbia Pacific is a playground for every type of explorer, whether you’re an art-lover, concert-goer, sports junkie, or wilderness nut. Here are some of our favorite ways to have

Sandy, an 8-month-old mini Australian Shepherd, is dried off after a bath at The Pet Works' self-service dog wash.

Traveling with your pet

Local hotels, restaurants, and shops cater to your every canine need

The Pet Works in downtown Astoria offers a Self Service Dog Wash for $15 for a single dog (the cost drops to $12.50 per dog if you travel with a pack). They provide the shampoo and conditioner, and you provide the mangy mutt and the elbow grease.

Traveling with your pet

Local hotels, restaurants, and shops cater to your every canine need

The Wet Dog Cafe in Astoria will serve your canine companion a 1/6-pound beef Pooch Patty for $1.

Traveling with your pet

Local hotels, restaurants, and shops cater to your every canine need

Kevin and Lisa Malcom are the owners of Frite & Scoop in Astoria; Kevin experiments with flavors while pastry-school-trained Lisa makes all the curds, toffees, caramels and candies that go into the ice cream.

Scream for — local — ice cream

The North Coast is on the cusp of a new ice (cream) age.

Sitting on pilings 50 yards out into the river, “Big Red,” the Union Fishermen’s Cooperative Packing Co.’s net loft, was built in 1897 and used by the fishing and marine industry for 90 years. It primarily served as a transfer station for fish and a drying structure for wet nets.

Remembering the glory days of fishing on the Columbia

Astoria was once the salmon fishing and canning capital of the world. That legacy is still visible: along the waterfront, within the local culture, and in repurposed buildings

Exhibits at the Bumble Bee Cannery Museum tell how salmon and tuna were caught and canned in Astoria.

Remembering the glory days of fishing on the Columbia

Astoria was once the salmon fishing and canning capital of the world. That legacy is still visible: along the waterfront, within the local culture, and in repurposed buildings