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New Kids at the Beach: Tonquin Trading
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New Kids at the Beach: Tonquin Trading
Hiking gear and apparel store heads downtown

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New Kids at the Beach: Pandora’s Box
New Kids at the Beach: Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box opens coastal branch
Well Preserved: Astoria’s Franklin Apartments
Well Preserved: Astoria’s Franklin Apartments

ASTORIA — In 2003, Sean Fitzpatrick and his wife, Anne Carpenter, were visiting Astoria. From their window in the Hotel Elliott, they could see the Franklin Apartments. The solid, elegant building caught their eye. But, the venerable structure...

Astoria Building Permits

Date, Owner, Address, Valuation, Work Description, Contractor

5/1, Barbara Beck, 1661 Grand Ave, $3,927, Replace existing 90% gas furnace with new, P & L Johnson Mechanical Inc

5/4, Julia Hesse,...

Long Beach/Ilwaco Building Permits

Date Description Applicant Address Status

4/16 Accessory Structure Bob and Barb Robinson 6908 Rochelle Way, Ilwaco Issued

4/17 Renovation/Addition Karen Olson 110 NE 7th St, Long...

Cannon Beach Building Permits

DATE NAME ADDRESS VALUE DESPCRIPTION CONTRACTOR

5/3 Oyala & Campbell 194-198 N Hemlock St n/a Sign n/a

5/8 Fred & Carolyn Pain 234 W Noatak n/a Review Cottage Keepers

5/8 Eric &...

Pacific County Building Permits

Date Description Property Owner Price Address

3/26 24’x30’ garage M F Holdings LLC $17,647 826 State Rt 101, Chinook

3/26 Add garage David Firestone $20,0000 1508 170th Pl, Long...

Pacific County Property Transactions

DATE SALE PRICE ADDRESS BUYER SELLER

4/17/18 $28,000 1715 256th Pl, Ocean Park Josh Bryant Pacific County Treasurer Renee Goodin

4/17/18 $21,000 1704 200th Ln, Ocean Park Tom Rogers Pacific County...

Clatsop County Property Transactions

Sale Date Sale Price Year Built Acres Address Buyer Seller

04/27/18 307,000 1962 9.09 33836 Hwy 101 Business, Astoria Layman Randall Jester & Lethin Properties...

Going big for microgreens:
Long Beach resident launches basement business
Going big for microgreens: Long Beach resident launches basement business
Long Beach resident launches basement business
Top properties in the Columbia-Pacific Region
Top properties in the Columbia-Pacific Region

New kids at the beach: Westport Winery
New kids at the beach: Westport Winery
Westport Winery anchors budding businesses in Broadway building
New Kids at the Beach: The Whet Spot
New Kids at the Beach: The Whet Spot
Tap room and bottle shop ready for summer rush
Family tradition: 
Grandma’s Corner Restaurant now open in Gearhart
Family tradition: Grandma’s Corner Restaurant now open in Gearhart
Grandma’s Corner Restaurant now open in Gearhart
Box retail and Internet competition: How to win!

I am often asked for my thoughts on the economic impact of our small business community with the opening of the new Walmart in our region, other “Big Box” competition, the amount of business that Amazon and others are taking from...

Meet the Merchant: 
Rick Holt, Thiel’s Music Center
Meet the Merchant: Rick Holt, Thiel’s Music Center
Rick Holt, 50, began working for Thiel's Music Center in 1993
Herrera tours Astoria hospital
Herrera tours Astoria hospital
Coverage change threatened to deny access to Pacific County Premera enrollees
Ekone marching ahead on all eight legs
Ekone marching ahead on all eight legs
Bay Center company adds octopus to canned seafood line, 10 full-time positions
Well Preserved: 
James and Mary Johnson Residence
Well Preserved: James and Mary Johnson Residence

ASTORIA — Kathy Laughman graduated from Astoria High School, got a degree from University of Oregon, and eventually made her way to Seattle. Now retired, she’s returned to Astoria. “I was attracted to the overwhelming beauty of...

Giant Pacific octopus: Smart and delicious
Giant Pacific octopus: Smart and delicious

Giant Pacific octopus are known to grow up to 156 pounds, though those canned in Pacific County are typically much smaller. They live in coastal waters all along the northern Pacific Rim, from California north to Alaska and across to eastern Russia,...

Business Bookworm: ‘That’s What She Said’
Business Bookworm: ‘That’s What She Said’
“That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (And Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together” by Joanne Lipman
From Michoacan to Long Beach
From Michoacan to Long Beach
Taqueria El Jalapeno brings traditional taste of Mexico
Top properties in the Columbia-Pacific Region
Top properties in the Columbia-Pacific Region

CRBJ Builder Profile: Erik Fagerland and Associates
CRBJ Builder Profile: Erik Fagerland and Associates
Q&A with Erik Fagerland, owner of Erik Fagerland and Associates
CRBJ Builder Profile: Rich Elstrom Construction
CRBJ Builder Profile: Rich Elstrom Construction
Q&A with Raymon Bonney, owner of B.J.& R
CRBJ Builder Profile: Rich Elstrom Construction
CRBJ Builder Profile: Rich Elstrom Construction
Q&A with Rich Elstrom, owner of Rich Elstrom Construction
Top of the trade: Nine Clatsop County businesses honored at 6th annual award ceremony
Top of the trade: Nine Clatsop County businesses honored at 6th annual award ceremony
Nine Clatsop County businesses honored at 6th annual Clatsop County award ceremony
Meet the Merchant: Tu-Tu’s Lunch Wagon
Meet the Merchant: Tu-Tu’s Lunch Wagon
John and Aileen Roberts, owners of Tu-Tu's Lunch Wagon
Pacific County Food Inspections

Date Establishment Description of Violation Points Assessed

3/1/18 42nd Street Café No Violations 0

3/5/18 Taqueria El Jalapeno No Violations 0

3/5/18 Hungry Harbor No Violations 0

3/5/18 The LBT No...

Clatsop County Food Inspections

DATE BUSINESS NAME DESCRIPTION OF VIOLATION RESULTS

2/26/18 Sunset Family Fitness No backflow prevention at sink 90

2/26/18 Chillin At The Beach Food not properly protected from cross contamination 95

2/26/18 Astoria...

Clatsop County Business Licenses

BUSINESS NAME BUSINESS ADDRESS BUSINESS SERVICE

Rachael Cristine Consulting 13996 SW Walnut Creek Way, Tigard Consultation

Hotel Tonight Inc 901 Market St #310, San Francisco Travel agency

Double Rainbow 89374 Saddle Mt Road,...