Astoria



noun
a port in NW Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River: founded as a fur-trading post in 1811 by John Jacob Astor. Pop: 9660 (2003 est)
Contemporary Examples

Back in 2006, Brian Heater was living in an apartment in astoria, Queens, when he began noticing welts on his skin.
Vigilante Bedbug Exterminators Brian Ries August 26, 2010

Jim Campbell: Rhythms of Perception is on display at the Museum of Moving Image in astoria until June 15.
Art Goes High-Tech at These Four Innovative Exhibits Justin Jones May 28, 2014

You grew up in astoria, and have lived in the city on and off for most, if not all of your adult life.
Tony Bennett’s Winehouse Duet Jacob Bernstein September 19, 2011

Historical Examples

With the departure of the fur company, astoria became a lookout station and a trading post of very little importance.
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various

In 1878 there were at least four private schools in astoria.
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various

A lunch was given in his honour at the Embassy, after which he came back with me to (p.108) the “astoria,” and sat.
An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 William Orpen

The other lots were situated in different parts of McClure’s astoria.
The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. IV Various

This work when completed will provide a surfaced highway between astoria and Pendleton.
Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn

Have you read Irving’s astoria, a true and lifelike history of the Northwest?
An American Hobo in Europe Ben Goodkind

A party was soon thereafter detached for the erection of the proposed post to be known as astoria.
The Way to the West Emerson Hough

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