I had a fantastic weekend down in Oregon. One of the highlights of the trip was stopping in Astoria to see the house where “The Goonies” was filmed. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen “The Goonies.” If you haven’t seen it…seriously, where have you been? The film was the brain child of Steven Speilberg and is one of the best ’80s fantasy adventure movies of that decade.
At the bottom of the driveway in the Astoria neighborhood, the owners of the house erected this sign:
I then preceded up this driveway (38th Street):
This is the view to the left of the driveway (Duane Street):
At the top of the hill, there was a line of houses but the white one in the middle was the home I was looking for. A lot of work has been done to the property, including a nice landscaping job, but it’s unmistakably there in all its Goonie glory. This is a picture of the west-facing side of the house:
Here is the view from the driveway of the house. Kinda magical looking, eh?
Here are some shots from back in the ’80 when the crew was filming. This first one is a picture of the south-facing side of the house:
Here’s that long drive the actors biked down:
So there you have it, my friends and if you ever get a chance to stop in Astoria, you should check out the house and maybe chant “Goonies never say die” as you stand in the driveway. Truly a nostalgic experience!