Astoria-Warrenton Chamber and Downtown Association Announce Holiday Shopping Offers
– Support Small Businesses by Shopping Local All Season Long –
North Coast shoppers can have fun, find great gifts, and keep their money here where it supports local businesses and bolsters our economy. Our community is full of unique shops offering one-of-a-kind gifts all year round, and holiday shopping campaigns serve as a wonderful reminder for residents and visitors alike to take full advantage of all that our small business community has to offer.
The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce encourage you to think local this year.
“Now more than ever we encourage everyone to put your money where your heart is by supporting local businesses. These shops and service providers invest in our area year-round and strive to bring us the products we want and need. When you shop local, you sustain our remarkable community,” says ADHDA Director Sarah Lu Heath.
Shoppers are encouraged to explore and discover the unique gift items offered by local retailers through two programs this year. Businesses have incorporated safety measures such as a one-way path through the store, limited capacity, and handwashing stations at the entrance. Many have also added the option to call-in or online ordering, curbside pickup options for pre-orders, and private shopping appointments.
Discover Downtown: A local shopping trail that will guide shoppers throughout Astoria to discover shops, items, and services they may not have realized were there before. This is a passport type experience using the customer’s mobile device for contactless check-in. For each purchase a shopper makes at a unique store during the promotion (Dec 7-31), they will get entered into a drawing to win weekly prizes and the grand prize getaway to McMinnville, Oregon. There is no app to download to get started on the trail, simply sign up at experience.travelastoria.com after December 7.
Visit astoriadowntown.com for more details on these and other holiday offerings this season. With the inclusion of places to shop, eat, stay and play in Astoria and Warrenton, shoppers have many options on where to spend their dollars locally. See how much of your holiday list you can fill nearby, then keep it up all year long. Don’t forget to take some time for yourself, too – plan a staycation outing to visit our attractions, pamper yourself at the salon, or enjoy the muddy boot season on a local trail.