Oregon Road Trip: Astoria


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The 1985 cult adventure/comedy, The Goonies, was based and filmed, in part, in Astoria, an old coastal city in Oregon.  The old, colorful houses placed on hilly terrain make for great film opportunities. We arrived on a day with billowy clouds amid blue skies. Every camera shot was enhanced by dramatic lighting. On the downside there were telephone wires everywhere. A local brochure says Astoria was positioned to be another San Francisco until two fires in the early 20th Century destroyed much of the the city’s rich architecture. Regardless, it still has San Francisco-like hills and old houses.

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