Chowder Crawl

Chowder Crawl Cards get you a cup of chowder from each of 20 coastal restaurants from Long Beach, WA to Cannon Beach, OR.

All proceeds benefit local nonprofits.

Get your chowder on.

Purchase Crawl Cards
After you try each chowder, vote to crown the Chowder King/Queen!

Long Beach 

must be 18 to enter



Cannon Beach 


Chowder Cards valid January 1-31, 2022


Event participants are encouraged to enjoy a beverage or meal with their complimentary chowder
Gratuity not included


This event wouldn’t be possible without the following Chowder Crawl Sponsors:


Big Bowl
Soup du jour



2021 Online Auction & Radiothon

Feel like jetting away for some sunshine? Or maybe a staycation with spa treatment or fishing excursion and craft beverages sounds better? How ’bout a wine club membership, or some early holiday shopping for those impossible-to-please relatives?

Bid on exciting adventures, crafts, libations and local goods. With all proceeds benefiting local nonprofits, you can feel good about your investment.

Visit Auction


Thank you to event sponsors!

Samuel S Johnson Foundation


Thank You Auction Experience Donors!

Hope House

Cathy Jo Kirkpatrick, Independent Arbonne Consultant    

Thank you Auction Donors!

Fort George Brewery & Public House

Watershed Wellness

Cannery Pier Hotel

The Bridge Tender

Columbia River Maritime Museum

Sylvia Beach Hotel

Fathoms Penthouse Bar and Restaurant

Lucy’s Books

Human Bean, Warrenton

Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters

Pat’s Pantry Spices &Teas

Grunt Style

Straight Shooter Coffee

Soldier Girl Coffee Company

Lox & Co.

Sippy Suds

Wine Kraft

Bruce’s Candy Kitchen

Iron Chef Goes Coastal – Event Cancellation

Iron Chef Goes Coastal

For twelve years the beloved event, Iron Chef Goes Coastal (ICGC), has helped financially aid local nonprofits and has become a staple of Clatsop County fall festivities. The ICGC committee had been meeting since May of 2021, altering, adapting and attempting to reinvent the event in consideration of COVID related health and safety concerns.

Unpredictable COVID numbers, overflowing local hospitals and other obstacles have led United Way of Clatsop County and the Iron Chef Goes Coastal committee to cancel 2021’s  Iron Chef Goes Coastal event.

It is with heavy hearts we communicate this decision, as we were excited to be together, showcase the talents of local chefs and most importantly, raise money for underprivileged Clatsop County children, families and seniors, for whom every day is a struggle. 

We thank everyone who supported this event, local restaurants and our community, and look forward to dining with you at future Iron Chef Goes Coastal events.

Until then, we hope to hear from you at this year’s Radiothon & Silent Auction scheduled for November 9-11. Details coming soon!

To financially support the health and safety of Clatsop County residents, click here.

Shipwrecked Music Festival Cancellation

In light of the rapid increase in COVID hospitalizations, the United Way of Clatsop County board voted Wednesday night to cancel Shipwrecked Music Festival.

At the meeting, we learned that Columbia Memorial, Providence Seaside and Ocean Beach Hospitals are seeing more COVID patients than they have at any other time during the pandemic. Hospital departments, including pediatric, are overrun with patients, and as of yesterday, 834 patients were hospitalized because of COVID, up from the previous high of 600.

The resurgence peak is expected in the next 3 weeks, when the state will potentially be 500 hospital beds short. Hospitals are bracing for new infections resulting from an upcoming beach volleyball tournament in Seaside, the Hood to Coast relay and the State Fair. The UWCC board didn’t want to add Shipwrecked to that list.

We will be working to contact ticketholders over the coming days, if you bought tickets online you should be getting all of this via email soon.

Please consider converting your ticket purchase into a donation. Cancelling the event will mean a loss for us, which ultimately impacts the nonprofits we fund.

Alternatively we could roll your ticket purchase over to next year, though of course at a time like this it’s hard to be sure about what will happen a year from now.

If you’re curious, find out more about what we do here.

If you decide to donate, and you’d like a tax receipt, please contact us.

Here’s hoping that next year is music friendly.

Shipwrecked Music Festival

August 21, 2021
Doors open 11am,  Music 12 – 8pm

Bring your picnic blankets and sun hats for Shipwreck Music Festival’s inaugural performances. Great music, food, beverages at a family-friendly venue – celebrate summer!

Buy Tickets Here*
*2 free drinks with ticket purchase 

Volunteer Sign Up Here

The Lineup:

The Hackles | 12:00 – 1:00pm

Bart Budwig | 1:20 – 2:20pm

Public Nuisance | 2:40 – 3:40pm

Shannon Curtis | 4:00 – 5:00pm

Mike Izon | 5:20 – 6:20pm

Holiday Friends | 6:40 – 7:40pm

The Drinks:

 Buoy Beer

Pilot House Distilling

Buddha Kat Winery

The Food:

Sasquatch Sandwich Shop

It’s All Greek to Me

Monte Alban Oaxacan Style 

Kim’s Dough2Go

The Venue:

Amphitheater @ Clatsop County Fair & Expo

Additional Details:

Join us for some fun in the sun, with all proceeds benefiting local nonprofits through United Way of Clatsop County.

Prize drawings between each performance. Must be present to win!

Event Guidelines:

Attendees of the Shipwrecked Music Festival agree to the following guidelines:

    1. Please bring and present valid ID for alcoholic beverages.
    2. No outside alcohol.
    3. COVID Guidelines: Masking and social distancing will depend on state and federal guidelines at the time of the festival.
    4. Respect the health, safety, personal space of other attendees.
    5. Only service pets please.
    6. No firearms.

Buy Tickets Here

Thank you Shipwrecked Music Festival sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors:

Captain’s Seat Sponsors:

First Mate Sponsors:

Crow’s Nest Sponsors:

Seaside Outlets KMUN 91.9 Coast Community Radio 94.9 The Bridge
Recology Riverview Bookkeeping & Virtual CFO Hits 94.3 KRKZ
Van Dusen Beverages The Bridge Tender Pizza a’fetta
Clatsop County Sheriffs Clatsop County Fair & Expo Wine Kraft


Prize Give-a-Ways donated by:

Bridge Tender

Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa

Columbia River Maritime Museum

End of the Trail Pub

Human Bean, Warrenton

Lucy’s Books

Watershed Wellness

2021 Day of Caring

United Way of Clatsop County is hosting a Volunteer Day of Caring from 9am – 1pm on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 – come join the fun!

Drop off essential items (see below) for local nonprofits and/or join other socially distant volunteers to landscape Astoria’s Hilltop Apartments, skim styrofoam off of Long Lake @ Camp Kiwanilong or tidy up Seaside Community Gardens.

Snacks will be provided at this family-friendly event. It’s going to be a lot of fun so sign up here!

Please note, all volunteers are requested to bring and appropriately wear PPE:)

Volunteer Event Locations

  • Hilltop Apartments (blueberry colored duplexes) – On Niagara Ave. between 11th & 12th,  Astoria, OR
  • Camp Kiwanilong – 595 SW Ridge Road,  Warrenton, OR
  • Seaside Community Gardens – 1001 – 1099 S. Irvine Pl., Seaside, OR (south of KFC off hwy 101)

Essential Item Drop Off

Packing food donationsCan’t volunteer your time but still want to help?  Drive through essential item drop offs will also be located at Railroad Community Gardens in Seaside, Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton and the  Barbey Center at the Maritime Museum in Astoria from 9am-1pm  accepting any of the following:

  • Food – Non perishable food items, breakfast, lunch, dinner and healthy snacks
  • Dental Care – Toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss
  • Personal Care Items – Soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper
  • Safety Items – PPE, face masks (medical or cloth), medical gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes
  • Kids Comfort – Blankets, plush toys, books and games (all items must be new)
  • Baby Care – Diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby food, baby clothes (must be new)
  • Pet Care – Pet food, treats and toys
  • Financial Stability – Gas cards, bus passes, grocery store gift cards, pre-paid phone cards
  • Inspirational Cards – Handwritten words of encouragement for students and educators

Collected items will be distributed to local nonprofits for their clients in need.

Essential Item Drop Off  Locations

  • Barbey Maritime Center* – 1792 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR
  • Camp Kiwanilong – 595 SW Ridge Road,  Warrenton, OR
  • Seaside Community Gardens – 1001 – 1099 S. Irvine Pl., Seaside, OR (south of KFC off hwy 101)

* Donation Items may also be dropped off at the Maritime Museum admissions desk Thursday, April 15th and Friday April 16th from 9:30am – 5pm!

Find out More

Don’t hesitate to contact UWCC with any questions!


Sign Up

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Astoria Co-Op
Cathy Jo Kirkpatrick
Independent Arbonne Consultant