AstoriaAbout Astoria

Astoria is the oldest permanent American settlement west of the Rockies. It was named for John Jacob Astor, who sent his partners and a group of fur traders around Cape Horn to compete with the British and Canadian trappers in this area. His men arrived in March of 1811.

By the late 1800's, Astoria's salmon canneries, forest and shipping industries turned the area into the liveliest boom town between Seattle and San Francisco. Today the town has a population of 10,000, and is a treasure trove of Victorian and Bungalow style homes.

Students will be able to enjoy walks along the Riverwalk, through historic neighborhoods, and up to the Astoria Column, plus visits to the Victorian Flavel House Museum, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria is a 2 hour scenic drive from the Portland airport.