There has long been speculation that there may be some hidden treasure tucked away on the rocky Oregon coast, but did this rumor inspire the beloved Oregon movie, “The Goonies”? A new documentary, “The True Quest for Fabled Treasure on the Oregon Coast” explores the 2022 discovery of timbers from the Santo Cristo de Burgos shipwreck and the legend that might have been an inspiration for the film. The documentary is set to premiere at the Columbian Theater (Astoria) on Oct. Continue reading... “The Real Goonies? The True Quest for Fabled Treasure on the Oregon Coast”
The Confused Breakfast podcast takes its listeners and viewers on a “nostalgic journey back to the movie rental store era and the amazing movies from our childhood that we all know and love. With the benefit of 20+ years of hindsight, we revisit and dissect these classic movies to see if they still move us the way they did as kids. Continue reading... “The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria”
Once a Goonie, Always a Goonie! This time the Goonies House isn’t in foreclosure. Could it go to developers or be your $400K/year investment property?
The Goonies House, built in 1896, sits high above the quaint city of Astoria, Oregon USA in an area that reflects the “Goon Docks”.
My wife and I are career Youtubers. We travel the country in a 34′ class A Winnebago, documenting our adventures all the way. Between us, we host three channels. I am That Nate Guy on YouTube, Marion is Life Unboxed, and together we are Romancing The States. We recently had the honor of falling in love with the beautiful state of Oregon when the engine in our RV gave out while traversing the mountains of California. Instead of planting ourselves in a boring hotel for 2 months awaiting the repairs, we continued on our journey, exploring Oregon in our little yellow Pontiac G5. Continue reading... “For The Love Of Oregon Film!”
With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, Goonies day decided to go virtual this year as they celebrate the 35th anniversary!
It’s been 35 years since The Goonies audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will offer public screenings of the movie in several cities around the state—from Salem Cinema to BendFilm and Eugene’s Broadway Metro to Baker City.
This combined effort and tour is to support the Oregon Film Museum, the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and the official Goonies Day in Astoria celebration event June 4-7, 2020. Continue reading... “UPDATED: “The Goonies” Celebrates its 35th Anniversary with Statewide Tour”
Oregon Film Trail continues at Ecola State Park with two signs and a map panel that were installed last week and officially unveiled yesterday. They honor Ecola State Park’s starring role as a location in Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. The Oregon Film Trail is designed to showcase iconic and interesting film locations in the state. The signs at Ecola and Indian Beach mark four different filming locations related to the now-classic feature films; Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Gets Two New Stops At Ecola State Park And Indian Beach”
Kick off your summer in the most perfect way possible: doing the Truffle Shuffle.
Yes, that most iconic of #OregonMade films is back as Goonies Never Say Die and this time we’re watching it as it was meant to be seen – on 35mm film. This screening is both to celebrate and support the new Historic Oregon Film Trail and its official kick-off in January in Astoria recognizing “Kindergarten Cop,” “Short Circuit,” and, yes, “The Goonies.” There’s a lot more signs and a lot more films for us all to celebrate and we hope you will join us for this one. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: “The Goonies” on 35mm Print”
In collaboration with PDXART, and many other partners (please see list below) a new exhibit is up on Concourse E, at the Portland International Airport this week. The exhibit showcases “vignettes” of artifacts, props and images from just a few of the 400+ feature films & television shows that have utilized Oregon as their production backdrop over the years. From the early silent era films like “Fisherman’s Bride” (shot in Astoria, 1908), to “Grimm”, the popular NBC television series currently shooting in Portland, Oregon has played an important role in production. Continue reading... “#OregonMadeShows Exhibit Opens At PDX”
“The Goonies” 30th Anniversary Celebration was held in Astoria, Oregon from June 4 to 7, 2015 – just a short two weeks ago as of this writing. We enjoyed a successful event overall, bringing a nice economic boost to our community to kick-off the summer season. This is our third anniversary celebration to host, starting in 2005 with the 20th. Attendees come from all across the US and Canada, and we had a representative from every continent except for Antarctica at the Celebration. Continue reading... “The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration – Wrap Up”