Hidden in Plain Sight
Art can be found outside of the galleries on Oregon's North Coast. Collect all these varying murals, if you can track them down.
Astoria Riverwalk Murals
As you walk between 11th and 12th streets along the Astoria Riverwalk, the mural by local artist Jo Brown brings to life what the riverfront might have been like on a typical day in Astoria’s early days. Bonus activity: Count the cats you find in the mural.
Called the “Butterfly Fleet” by Astorians, these sailing vessels were used by gillnet fishermen around the turn of the 20th century. This mural is just a couple of blocks from the Visitor Center in Astoria’s Uniontown.
Located on Seaside Historical Society Museum and named for the famous train that brought fathers of families to the coast on summer weekends from 1888 into the 1950s.
Fort Astoria Mural
This small park with a historically painted mural and replica of the original Fort Astoria located at 15th and Exchange Streets. The green lines painted on the streets in this area show the outline of the actual Fort’s location.
Mosaic Monster Fish
Head to Goodman Park in Seaside to snap a swimming salmon shot.
On Broadway Street in Seaside, this mural honors the coastal tribes of Clatsop & Nehalem, which is where the county and river, respectively, get their names.
This vintage Seaside postcard is a photo-op favorite and can be found at the convention center on 1st Avenue and Edgewood.
The Garden of Surging Waves, located in downtown Astoria, honors the experience of early Chinese immigrants and celebrates their collective accomplishments and contributions to the Lower Columbia River Basin. The park includes three mosaic sturgeons encircled by a ring of stainless steel which represents Astoria’s canning past.