The Historic Oregon Film Trail has officially begun!
The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Office developed the initial concept of the Historic Oregon Film Trail (HOFT) and identified Astoria movie locations, in partnership with the Oregon Film Museum, that represent the beginning of the Trail. The Oregon Coast Visitors Association provided additional funding and support for the signs.
The Historic Oregon Film Trail, has been designed to showcase iconic locations in the state, and the first official group of signs were unveiled at Alameda Park in Astoria. The group of three signs feature facts and anecdotes from the “The Goonies,” “Kindergarten Cop” and “Short Circuit” – all #OregonMade films shot on Oregon’s North Coast.
One sign in particular has been positioned at the East End Mooring Basin near the Astoria Riverfront Trail to give an alternative view of the “Goonies House” in an effort to eliminate trespassing on the hill of the privately owned residence. “Goonies” fans, it turns out, never say die, or no, to a photo opportunity. While the sign signifies a location for that viewpoint, the sign copy shares information about the nearby Astor Elementary School which was featured in “Kindergarten Cop.”
The lesser-known Alameda Park offers a great viewpoint of the Astoria-Megler Bridge and it is the topic of the “Short Circuit” sign located there. The sign for “The Goonies” is located by the Oregon Film Museum and speaks to it and the Flavel House’s roles in that film.
“Historical markers are typically about famous people and events. Movies filmed here are also an important part of Oregon’s history and culture, so ours offer a twist on that convention. The new signs will provide an interesting insight into this history to passersby while acting as a beacon to visitors seeking out film locations and stories,” said Tim Williams, Excuive Director, Oregon Film. “Placed at photo-worthy locations, we hope the signs will encourage fans to learn more and share about our state’s film destinations.”
About Oregon Made Creative Foundation:
The OMCF is a program of The Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation. It was founded through the efforts of Oregon Film (a/k/a the Oregon
Governor’s Office of Film & Television) as a stand alone non-profit foundation focused
on providing opportunity and grants for #OregonMade creators through strategic
partnerships and creative connections. www.oregonmade.org
About Oregon Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce has served the local business
community since 1873. Today, with 570 businesses joining forces for common benefit, it
also provides visitor services and tourism promotion for the area. For more information,
call Astoria (800) 875-6807 or visit http://www.oldoregon.com.
About the Oregon Film Museum:
Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum
celebrates the art and legacy of Oregon film and film making. Visitors learn about the
film industry and get to make their own Oregon movie on three “hot sets.” Opened in
2010 by the Clatsop County Historical Society, the museum has experienced stunning
growth in attendance. For more information, call 503-325-2203 or visit
About the Oregon Coast Visitor’s Association: (OCVA) is the official Regional
Destination Management Organization (RDMO) and promotional entity for the Oregon
Coast, as designated by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel Oregon. Our
association is comprised of Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Centers/Bureau, resource
management entities and 100+ (approx) private tourism businesses along Oregon’s 363
miles of coastline. We advocate on behalf of the coastal tourism industry by facilitating