Our Town – Written by Tom Huth, March 2002 Issue
Astoria, Oregon, with its hill-sides of stately Victorian homes overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River, is a miniature San Francisco just waiting for a Tony Bennett to call out its name. At a time when mega corporate makeovers have drained the American landscape of local color, Astoria’s core remains uninfected by the monotony of progress. Gimmre’s Shoes has been in the same family for 109 years; Home Baking for 91 years; Knutsen Insurance for 82. Astorian’s know who runs Steven’s Fine Clothing and Chris’ News.
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