In Oregon’s north coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, you will find the thriving communities of Astoria and Warrenton. Located at the western end of U.S. Rt. 30 in Clatsop County, Astoria is separated from Warrenton by a quick trip west across the Youngs Bay Bridge. The community of Warrenton is bordered on the north by the river as it enters the ocean and by the Pacific to its west. Warrenton’s southeastern side is transected by U.S. Hwy 101, which crosses over the Young’s Bay Bridge east to Astoria. It continues north from Astoria across the Columbia River via the 4.2-mile Astoria-Megler Bridge into Pacific County, WA. Interstate 5 is a short one-hour drive along Hwy 30, connecting the area to Seattle to the north and Portland to the south.
Both communities are served by public transportation through the Sunset Empire Transportation District including Dial-a-Ride. Amtrak’s Northwest Point bus service to the Portland train station provides connections to Portland International Airport, where commercial air service is only a short two-hour drive from Astoria and Warrenton. Regal Taxi and North Coast Limo service is available locally, as is chartered air service from the Astoria-Warrenton Airport.
The Port of Astoria operates a deep-water port that can accommodate the industry’s largest vessels, the Astoria Warrenton Airport, two marinas and a boatyard. The port houses numerous tenants providing services and supplies to the fishing and boating industries. In the spring, summer and fall, major cruise ships make Astoria a port of call. Warrenton has two marinas serving the recreational and commercial fishing industries. The Columbia River provides a major shipping channel for the northwest region allowing cargo ships and barges of all kinds to travel upriver to additional ports east.
Astoria and Warrenton residents each enjoy beautiful paved walking, biking and skating trails that traverse riverfront and woodland areas, making intra-city travel safe and enjoyable. Astoria’s Riverfront Trolley runs daily along the waterfront in summer and weekends in the off-season.
Sunset Empire Transportation District