Smokin' on the Columbia: State Championship Chili Cookoff May 2nd in Astoria!

Now, here's a great excuse for an Oregon weekend getaway to Astoria.  Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's "Smokin' on the Columbia" is a state-wide chili cookoff and barbecue with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Clatsop County.

But there's more!  Teams competing for top prizes will walk away with $1,000 in prize money for the best chili and barbecue.  Food will be available to the public on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11 am to 3 pm, so plan your lunchtime accordingly.  The event takes place right at Pier 39.

For the inside scoop on this event, take a peek at the Pacific NW BBQ Association forum.  By all looks, there's be chicken, ribs, tri-tip and salmon in addition to the chili.  Yum!

Rose River Inn Astoria Oregon Bed and BreakfastThe Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild has four Astoria Oregon bed and breakfast inn members more than happy to host your weekend getaway.  Three are located directly in Astoria:  the Benjamin Young Bed & Breakfast, Clementine's B&B, and the Rose River Inn.  Nearby in Seaside, you'll find the 10th Avenue Inn.

Why stay in Oregon coast hotels in Astoria or Seaside when you can choose the friendly, down-home atmostphere of a bed and breakfast?  And you might even run into one of the teams!

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