A Local View of Things to do this Spring in Astoria Oregon: At Least 3 Good Reasons to Visit Astoria Now

Landmark bridge in Astoria, Oregon leading to our favorite Astoria Oregon Bed and Breakfast membersIt's early Spring and the Astoria Oregon Bed and Breakfast members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild are ready for guests.  Plan your weekend or weekday getaway now to take advantage of these out-of-the-mainstream events.

Festivals and concerts are already planned through April 2009!

Fisher Poets Gathering, February 27 – March 1. The large festival of lilting literature is returning to the north Oregon coast town. The Fisher Poets Gathering has been an annual event in Astoria the last full weekend of February since 1998. It offers a program of readings and music from fishing industry people bringing their original poems, stories and songs to the stage. The 2008 event gathered near 70 presenters, along with several local music groups, all with fishing industry ties and added a fourth venue to the event.  The Gathering is growing in popularity each year.

Folk Artist Dougie MacLean, March 25. He’s beloved around the world, with a gift for touching one’s life and deepest feelings with his gentle music and lyrics. The immensely popular folk artist from Scotland performs at Astoria’s Liberty Theater on Wednesday, March 25. Doors open at 6:45 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival, April 24 – 26. The Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year, and again, as always, it happens on the last full weekend in April.  Festivalgoers can enjoy live music from northwest Bands, an enormous selection of seafood and other culinary delights (including the Rotary club’s traditional crab dinner), almost 50 Oregon Wineries and about 100 booths filled with handmade arts and crafts from Pacific Northwest artisans.

Where to stay when enjoying all this frivolity?  Oregon coast lodging offers many options.  Of course we recommend our inspected, approved member inns of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild.  Here are three inns located in Astoria, ready and waiting to pamper you:
  • The Rose River Inn B&B is only 3 blocks from historic downtown Astoria and features a Finlandia dry sauna.
  • Clementine's Bed & Breakfast is both children and pet friendly so you can bring along the kids and dog for a family fun vacation.
  • For a more romantic stay, consider the Benjamin Young Inn.  This B&B is a graciously restored Victorian home.
There's so much to see and do on the Oregon Coast.  Be sure to ask your innkeepers about his or her favorites to get the local view!

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