Astoria is among the cool.


At least according to Budget Travel Magazine. It received 80 nominations from across America, and Astoria was selected among 20 other towns for an online vote to choose "America's Coolest Small Town."


To be considered, a town must have fewer than 10,000 full-time residents.


"It's also got to be on the upswing, a place that's beginning to draw attention," reads a definition on the Budget Travel Web site.


Residents of competing towns have flooded social networking sites extolling the virtues of their particular corner on cool. Other towns in the running include Port Townsend, Wash., and Talkeetna, Ala.


By mid-January, over 90,000 votes had been cast. Astoria was holding strong in second-place, 3,000 votes behind Lewisburg, West Virginia.


It is still possible to cast your vote for "America's Coolest Small Town" by visiting www.budgettravel.com/bt-srv/coolestsmalltowns/CST2011.html.


Polls close February 11.