Today was spent in humble reverence to one of the most formative films of my childhood: The Goonies. I got to see Mikey’s house in the flesh ya’ll! More than 20 years later, the path up to the home is well-tread. The friendly owners let you walk directly up to the hallmark of 80’s nostalgia and take photos. No Truffle Shuffle required for entry. Also located in Astoria, check out the Clatsop County Jail which Goonies fans may remember from the opening scene of the 1985 classic. The former jail now serves as the Oregon Film Museum. Even if these other two locales have been buried deep under years of accumulated subconscious pop culture history, surely you remember Goonies’ big finish filmed at Haystack Rock? This iconic monument lives right off the coast of lovely Cannon Beach. Visit gorgeous Ecola State Park for access to sweeping views of Haystock Rock and all its rock formation friends + orange and purple starfish and turquoise sea anemone too.
Goonies Never Say Die!