A Goonies Tour of Astoria, Oregon
Welcome to the Goondocks.
The movie is set in Astoria, Oregon
a city about 2 hours northwest of Portland. Astoria is beautiful, with its bluffs overlooking the mouth of the Columbia River, charming streets and a historic Column. The city is definitely worth a visit, but when you add the Goonies film locations, the city becomes more of a pilgrimage than a day trip. The drive from Portland can be as scenic as you want it to be. You can follow the Columbia River along the Interstate 5 or the more scenic byway, US 30. Alternatively, you can drive through Tillamook State Forest along US 26 until you reach the Pacific Coast Highway. Block.
The Goonies House
368 38th Street
Astoria, Oregon, 97103
Next, hit the beach
The rock that is used along with restaurant with the skull medallion is called Haystack Rock and it is in Cannon Beach, about 30 minutes south of Astoria along the coast. Unfortunately, the restaurant and all of the underground caves were sets for the movie (you can imagine my disappointment when I learned that lagoon, where One-Eyed Willy’s ship was docked, does not actually exist), but you can walk along the beach in front of the rocks and go for a swim!