Astoria, nach dem Kaufmann John Jacob Astor benannt, liegt an der Mündung des Columbia River in den Pazifischen Ozean.
Astoria, eine sehenswerte kleine Stadt.
The Astoria Column, Coxcomb Hill
The only one of its kind in the world, the Astoria Columm was included in many movies filmed in Astoria. These include Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Goonies and Short Circuit and more. The 125 foot tower is located on top of 600 foot Coxcomb Hill, where it reaches for the sky as Astoria's trademark. A spiral staircase of 164 steps climbs to a viewing deck, where a magnificent view of the lower Columbia region can be seen.