Here's the old corrugated building just to the right of the pilot boat as you look east up the river. I love this old building.
Standing in approximately the same location, you can look across the River Walk to the back of Andrew & Steve's Restaurant. It's surprising all the places art turns up in Astoria and on its buildings.
Here's a closer view of the painting.
And here's the front of the cafe. Kate and I ate there and I've gone back a couple of times. I started getting up really early to go to Toastmaster's held in the back room here. I can't believe I'm getting up this early, but I wanted to meet people and try to get better at public speaking. The group consists of only about seven people when the regulars are all here. They're very nice and I feel welcome.
I haven't taken many pictures of the town itself yet. The main downtown area is only a few blocks wide and about twice that long. The Liberty Theatre and the Elliott Hotel are both venerable old landmarks.
I love interesting architectural detail. This is the top of the building cattycorner from the Liberty Theatre at the corner of 12th and Commercial. I grew up in Corona, California, where my ancestors were founders three generations before me. When I grew up we had buildings of this vintage and intricacy, but the town went through a horrifying "urban renewal," which was actually a complete travesty. The beautiful buildings are gone (this link shows only a few of them). Astoria seems to value its old structures more, and I'm happy to see that.