Several people e-mailed and called about Astoria being featured on Sunset magazine's Web site in the article "The West's top 20 small towns" section: "Our favorite beach towns: 5 small towns where the coastline takes center stage." The very short article describes Astoria as: "An innovator in community planning, it's a phenomenally scenic, historic fishing town where the Columbia River meets the Pacific."

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