Salem was organized in 1842 and became the capital city of the Territory in 1851. Astoria was founded in 1811 and became the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains. Portland was founded in 1843.
We enjoyed walking around downtown Astoria
Astoria is a fishing port and there were lots of fishing boats in the harbor.
Plants will grow just about anywhere in this climate. These pilings along the harbor were sprouting foliage. We saw this everywhere.
As we walked around Portland, we saw a number of bronze statues. We were always sure who they depicted but we enjoyed them.
Look at this elk up on a roof.
A dolphin, I guess.
We spotted these men near our RV park. They inspired and led the construction of the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway.
These old cities are attractive and very interesting.