Housed inside a building constructed in 1925, the Shallon Winery took shape inside this former automotive showroom in 1977. The winery is located on the bank of the river Columbia and comprises of a manufacturing unit on the upper level and a tasting room on the lower level. A tour to the winery would take you through the process involved in the making of orange chocolate wine and whey wine. The winery is open throughout the year for tours and wine-tasting sessions guided by experts. Call for more information.
The United States Lightship Columbia is the fourth and final lightship stationed at the jaws of the River Columbia. It was established in 1851 and is located in Astoria, Oregon, and was the first lightship to shine a beam on the river. The working and functioning of the ship demanded as many as 17 members on board, with ten on duty at all times. It is 128 foot (39 meters) in length with a beam of 30 foot (9.1 meters).
Nestled in the heart of Astoria, Grace Episcopal Church serves as a religious place for the Christian community in Astoria for more than a century. Constructed in the 1880s, this church features beautiful Gothic architecture. The church entrance stands on an elevation, offering visitors wonderful views of the Columbia River. Handicapped elevator to the nave, area to accommodate wheelchairs and special parking facilities are are available.
This wooded park is a tranquil retreat from the cityscape of Astoria. Sheltered by leafy boughs, several trails meander across Shively Park, inviting visitors to explore and relish the sweet delight of a communion with nature. While the grassy open spaces of Shively Park are a great place to enjoy a casual game of frisbee, the playground is a delight for the park's younger visitors. Shively Park also features picnic shelters, and a community hall that is complete with a kitchen and can be hired for weddings, birthday celebrations, concerts and other events.
Named after renowned arts contributor Imogen Cunningham, this eponymous art gallery celebrates the creative spirit of the city of Astoria. The Imogen Art Gallery opened its doors in 2012 and has been showcasing contemporary art works of both international and upcoming local artists ever since. This art gallery strives to deliver through each art piece the message of individual style and creativity. The art manifested here is not restricted to any particular form, rather it transcends the boundaries of convention and is also represented through artifacts of jewelry, clay, glass, wood and other mediums.
Located on Marine Drive in Astoria, KALA is the latest addition to the ground floor of the Hipfish production office. Inaugurated in July 2011, this gallery space/ event venue opened with an art exhibit by artists Anne Greenwood and Renia Ydstie. Since then it has been at the center of art and cultural activities happening in the city. A perfect place to glance at the works of local talent, call or visit their website for latest updates.