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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Portway

Astoria, Oregon ~ November 5, 2011
Portway Tavern, 422 West Marine Drive

Like many fixtures in Astoria, the Portway has a devoted clientele, fish on the facade, paint that has seen better days, and a blue and white plaque that says, "Historic Landmark." Unlike most, it has its own ATM machine.

The building was built in 1923 and opened first as a blacksmith shop before it became a cafe in 1925. It has the distinction of being "the oldest watering hole in the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies." For more interesting history, see the Portway's own web site.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

3 comments:

Dindin MK said...

I wish I could visit that Portway...
Have a nice and peaceful weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Interesting. I'd certainly try it...

Lowell said...

Yeah, you're back! And with a great photo! I'd love to visit this place...looks just rustic enough to have tasty food!

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