Friday marks the start of the Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, a 30-year North Coast tradition that features a legendary crab feed starring Oregon’s very own fresh caught dungees, and more than 80 vendors hawking everything from artisan cheeses to blown glass artwork. But don’t just go googly for our famous crustacean friends: sample salmon, halibut, oyster, shrimp and other offerings from the sea, courtesy of local micro-canneries. Wash the entire experience down with Northwest wine from the likes of Cathedral Ridge and beer from hometown favorite Fort George Brewing. Tickets are $8 for Friday, $10 for Saturday, and $5 for Sunday.
Want to make an entire weekend of it? (And why not?) Consult our insider’s guide to Astoria before you go and discover some hidden local favorites while you’re there.