The Goonies never say die so it’s no surprise that the Goonies filming locations all still exist!
When we recently visited Portland it made perfect sense to drive over to Astoria so we could walk in the steps of our childhood heroes, the Goonies.
Here are all the Goonies filming locations we visited on our trip to the Oregon coast.
Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
Though the gang lives in Astoria, Oregon, this location is actually situated 26 miles South in Ecola State Park. You can get a great overview of the beach and rocks from an upper observation area as well as a closeup view on the beach below. Fun fact: this was also a filming location for Point Break, Twilight and Kindergarten Cop.
Location: Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach, OR
Mikey and Brand’s House
After your beach visit, head North on 101 to Astoria. First stop? The house on the hill where Mikey and Brand had a clear view of the Goon Docks (on a clear Oregon day, that is). Be sure not to trespass or drive up the private drive. The owner is not kind to those who do.
Location: 370 38th Street, Astoria, OR
It’s a bit difficult to get a good view of Data’s house without walking all the way up the drive, though his house is less of a feature in the film anyway. It’s located right next to the Walsh house (and was under renovation during our visit).
Location: 370 38th Street, Astoria, OR
Astoria Jail – aka the Oregon Film Museum
A lot of filming has happened in Astoria actually. Other films shot in the area including the aforementioned Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy and Short Circuit. You can learn all about that movie making magic at the Oregon Film Museum.
This was the location of the jail the Fratelli family broke Francis out of – they even have the actual Jeep Cherokee (bullet holes and all) from the film parked out front which makes it one of the best locales to snap pics.
Location: 732 Duane Street, Astoria, OR
Flavel House Museum
Across the street from the museum is the historic Flavel House where Mike’s dad working in the film.
Location: 441 8th Street, Astoria, OR
The Goon Docks/ Goondocks
You too can dunk your head in a barrel like Martha Plimpton on the Astoria docks, though we don’t recommend it. The docks are also a great place to get another view up at Mikey’s house.
Location: East Astoria Mooring Basin Dock, Astoria, OR
Astoria is an adorably cute quaint town. There are quite a few boutique hotels, breweries, restaurants, shops, theaters and more.
Here are some more places we visited:
The Kindergarten Cop filming locations: You can visit Astor Elementary School, located right down the street from the Goonies houses, as well as Joyce’s home from the film. Could you ever forget that kid saying, “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina?” Or Arnold exclaiming, “It’s not a tumor!”
Locations: 3550 Franklin Avenue and 414 Exchange Street
Fort George Brewery: This is a great spot for food and drink but it also offers a grand view of the bridge which can be seen in scenes of Short Circuit, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Free Willy 2 and The Goonies.
Location: 1483 Duane Street
Norblad Hotel: We stayed at this kitschy hostel/ hotel. Set right in the heart of downtown in a building constructed in 1923, this hip budget hotel’s prices start at just $66.
Location: 443 14th Street
Liberty Theater: This was formerly the location of the Astoria Theater where Clark Gable landed his first acting role. A plaque stands outside to commemorate.
Location: 1203 Commercial Street
Carruthers: Located on the corner opposite of the Liberty Hotel is the Carruthers Building, one of the was one of the first to be built following a massive fire in 1922 that destroyed the downtown district. It was once a drugstore that appeared in Kindergarten Cop and is now home to a gorgeous bar and restaurant with the most friendly staff.
Location: 1198 Commercial Street
Street 14 Cafe: No movie tie-in nor unique tale to tell here. It’s just a cute cafe and coffee shop located a block from the Norblad inside the Commodore Hotel.
Location: 1410 Commercial Street
Doe + Arrow: We walked by this shop when wandering about town in the evening and made a point to pop in when they opened the next morning. It’s always a good idea to shop local on your travels and adventures!
Location: 380 14th Street
Astoria Brewing Company: No trip to Astoria is complete without a stop at Astoria Brewing Company. Inside you’ll find a gift shop dedicated to the film, set inside a replica of the Walsh house. And hey, you guys, there’s also a Chunk and Sloth cut out you can pose with!
Location: 144 11th Street