It really pains me to have to post this. I'd seen reports of obnoxious inconsiderate behavior in Astoria since June. I was hoping they were exaggerated. It seems they are not. There is now a sign in place reading 'Access Closed to the Goonies House'
in The Goondocks
Goonies visitation has grown significantly in recent years. If you've been to
"The Goonies House" you know it is situated in a location that is not ideal for
handling hundreds of carloads of visitors like they see on a summer day. Since
the opening of the Oregon Film Museum, which seems like a good
alternative to further explore our community's film history, we've worked to
switch the focus away from the house - which is a private residence and doesn't
offer any public facilities for visitors - and need your help to continue to
make a difference.
We know it
is really fun to see photos of your friends shuffling their truffles in front of
the house, but we'd like to ask for everyone's help to reroute visitors away
from the neighborhood. With VANDALISM, THEFT, EXCESSIVE LITTER, OBNOXIOUS PARKING JOBS, LATE NIGHT VISITATIONS AND MORE the neighborhood has quite the
turmoil in their backyard. The Film Museum offers the house as a backdrop on
their green screen set, so you can still put yourself on location through this
awesome technology and get video of yourself in the Fratelli's getaway scene,
If you, a
friend or family member are heading to Astoria to see the film locations for the
first or fiftieth time, we urge you to view the Goonies house from a distance -
the view from Columbia Fields just below the house or the riverwalk at about
35th street is great and really lets you capture the silliness of the film's
idea of putting in a golf course in Astoria's hilly uppertown district.
The AWCC has recently set up on eBay with some autographed collectibles and other items not available to the general public. Right now there are 5 days left on autographed Gordos Plush of Chunk and Sloth. If the auctions are well received the Chamber will continue. Proceeds benefit the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce. Seller Id: awchamberstore.
Dark Horse Comics commissioned Francesco Francavilla to create a beautiful very limited poster for their various convention appearances around the country. If you could not attend a Comic Con, the Astora Warrenton Chamber of Commerce has less than 40 for sale. Grab one while you can!!
$20.00 plus shipping.
Please keep checking the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce site for great Goonies collectibles that can not be found anywhere else. It's a great way to support the home of the Goonies.