Read about small towns in Oregon:

Astoria – With a population of just over 9,600, Astoria holds the distinction of having the first U.S. post office west of the Rockies. Served by the deep-water Port of Astoria, it can be found on the south shore of the Columbia River. A notable feature of the small town is the characteristic bridge that curves away across the river. It is called the Astoria-Megler Bridge and its 4.1-mile (6.6-kilometer) length connects this small town to neighboring Washington. Continue reading…

Newport – The natural beauty of the area surrounding Newport has long drawn in those looking for an exciting and unique coastal experience. And how could it not? The town is situated between Yaquina Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains. This fact alone explains why the town of Newport has been an exquisite playground for visitors since way back in the 1800s. In fact, the town was incorporated in 1882, and has been the county seat of Lincoln County since 1952. Continue reading…

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