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Astoria's Renaissance
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Thu July 25, 2013

What Happened To Astoria, Oregon? It Got Better

A view of Astoria and the Astoria Bridge
Credit BeachcombersNW

Thirty years ago, many viewed Astoria, Oregon as a grim, drug-infested and alcohol-infused place, down on its luck following the exodus of the canneries and lumber mills that once densely populated its riverfront. Back then, most travelers to Oregon’s North Coast passed through town along Highway 30 without stopping.

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