An eternal vibe that only the magic of vintage can bring surrounds this little store in downtown Astoria. Stroll in without a shopping plan and you will be surprised at what you find. Featuring jewelry, gift items, lovely vintage clothing and accessories, the Commercial Astoria store is the brainchild of Greg Glover and Alana Jevert. Besides the afore-mentioned curios, also expect to stumble upon mysterious tarot decks for the hidden gypsy in you or aromatic hand-crafted sea salt soaps. With a little element of quirk in everything here and the surprise that follows upon finding it, this store turns out to be a delightful lesson in serendipity.
A shared interest and and passion in objects weathered by time led to the launch of the Vintage Hardware store. This one-of-a-kind store is set against a flea market backdrop and is engineered by the partnership of a furniture builder and an upholsterer. A treasure trove of sorts, you will find antiques and relics that have been salvaged and restored for use in your home - right from doors, bath and light fixtures, artifacts, windows, molding and what-have-you. Vintage Hardware encourages 'graceful' haggling, making shopping even more enjoyable and is located on the picturesque Riverwalk in Astoria.
A brightly colored sign in carefree font greets you at 11th Street in Astoria, representing the equally carefree curios stuffed inside of this store. A vintage maze of sorts, it is exceedingly easy to get lost here - you will find vintage maps, posters, tapestries, figurines, beads, stationary and endless other items to satisfy your whimsical soul. Cargo also sells unique jewelry items and collectible goods shipped over from the likes of Indonesia, China and Mexico.
Dozens and dozens of white canopies line the 12th street on the Astoria waterfront every May onward (until October), signalling the beginning of the Astoria Sunday Market. Heralded as the second largest market of its kind in the State of Oregon, the Astoria Sunday Market operates as a non-profit organization to encourage and support local artisans, farmers and manufacturers. Featuring over 200 vendors every week, the market has offerings ranging from fresh local produce to hand-made products. Also, in a bid to foster local talent, a music concert is arranged at the Food Court each week, featuring native artists and bands. The market has come to be known as a cultural and social phenomena more than a mere market in the past few years, given that it is a sort of confluence of communities.
Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market treats your taste buds to a delectable seafood feast and is truly a heaven for the seafood lovers. Committed to serve the best, this restaurant uses fresh and fine quality ingredients into its making. Try the Halibut, Clam Strips, Crab sandwich from their menu which have been loved and recommended by their regulars. Besides, you can even shop for the fresh seafood. All in all, this a visit to Ecola Seafoods Restaurant & Market will surely be enjoyed by any seafood lover.
Cannon Beach Chocolate Cafe is a wonderland for those who love everything chocolate. Over here one can get a plethora of delicacies with chocolate and other sweets. Aside from the chocolates, one can enjoy a hot beverage along with snacks at the cafe inside. The pain au chocolat and hot chocolate is a favorite combination for patrons who visit here.
The Cannon Beach Bakery is a popular and often visited location for its renowned trademarked original haystack bread. Apart from being a traditional bakery, it also operates as a deli and a coffee shop allowing you to make custom sandwiches. From its wide range of products, the marionberry pie and almond bear claws are favorites and are well accompanied with a cup of cappuccino.