If you drive down Commercial Street, you won't be able to miss the beautiful architecture of the old buildings.
The Liberty Theatre, now used as a performing arts center, was built in 1924. In the last 15 or 20 years, a lot of work has gone into restoring the theater. It is really impressive inside and out.
I know I already mentioned this during my Weekend Recap, but I LOVE farmers markets, arts & crafts markets - pretty much any kind of open-air market :) Astoria shuts down four blocks every Sunday from May to September for their Sunday Market.
Gotta love the Kettle Korn hats!!
If you have never purchase a bouquet of flowers from a market - do it! This bunch *which is actually a lot bigger than it looks in the photo* was only $10. The first time I saw these massive bouquets at such a great deal was at Pike's Market in Seattle (speaking of which...I am super jealous of Beth at Hang on Honey - who is headed there this week!).
Astoria's market also has a fairly good-sized food court. I didn't really spend much time checking it out, because I was there in the morning and not really hungry. But it looked like they had quite a bit of variety.
If you have a favorite local market, leave me a comment letting me know where. Maybe if I am ever in the area I can check it out!!
*This is my favorite commercial, as of late. And it's Wednesday - which means the perfect time to share it!*