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Need a little inspiration to plan your Astoria and Warrenton getaway? We’ve made it easy to create the perfect trip with these tips and itineraries for everything from long weekends to half a day.

  • Discover Astoria's Art Scene

    Discover Astoria's Art Scene

    Astoria, Oregon has an art scene that is just as rich as the historical foundation of the town. Take a close look and you’ll discover a varied palette of artists, chefs, musicians and craftsmen who make Astoria and Warrenton vibrant with creative expression. Read on for insider tips on explori
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  • Find Your Treasure in Astoria, Oregon

    Find Your Treasure in Astoria, Oregon

    Whether you seek souvenirs or aim to tackle your holiday shopping list head on, you’ll find something for everyone (even yourself!) in Astoria, Oregon’s shopping district. Easily walkable, the shops span Astoria’s downtown core from 8th Street to 17th Street.   As you wander
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  • FisherPoets Gathering

    FisherPoets Gathering

    Don’t miss out on one of Astoria and Warrenton’s most unique and captivating annual events, the FisherPoets Gathering. During the three-day event, scores of fishermen and fisherwomen recite emotional poems, perform original songs and read honest prose inspired by the salty seas. Performa
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  • Now & Then: The Goonies 30th Anniversary 2015

    Now & Then: The Goonies 30th Anniversary 2015

    June 7, 2015 marked the 30th Anniversary of The Goonies movie release, and Warner Brothers and the community of Astoria have partnered to make this year the biggest and best celebration yet. Filmed in 1984 before studio sets and green screens were the standard, the beloved cult-classic made iconic l
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  • The Most Wicked Place on Earth

    The Most Wicked Place on Earth

    A Guide to the Sinister Side of Astoria The year is 1877, and twenty year-old Richard Lewis opens his eyes, trying to place himself in what feels like a dark, damp cave. The last thing he remembers is having a great time at the Astor Saloon. Just as Richard was getting ready to head to his boardi
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  • Immerse Yourself In History

    Immerse Yourself In History

    History in Astoria and Warrenton As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria has a storied history that is still very much alive and accessible to visitors today. Stroll through the revitalized 1920s-era downtown or retrace Lewis and Clark’s foots
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  • Annual Goonies Day

    Annual Goonies Day

    Goonies Day is recognized every year on June 7 in Astoria, Oregon!Celebrate beloved film, The Goonies, in the town it was filmed – Astoria, Oregon! As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day.
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  • Never Say Die

    Never Say Die

    The Goonies Guide to Astoria and Warrenton Hey you guuuuys!! From Kindergarten Cop to Short Circuit, Oregon’s North Coast has been host to a number of great 80s and 90s films, but only one has gained cult status: The Goonies. Explore the scenes for yourself, revel in the nostalgia of Mikey
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  • Gear up with Goonies

    Gear up with Goonies

    Looking for a way to show off your Goonies pride?  Look no further than these gift shops in the Astoria Warrenton area. Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center The Chamber has teamed up with Warner Bros. to license Astoria-centric Goonies merchandise for nearly 10 years. 
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  • Connect with the Goonies Fanbase

    Connect with the Goonies Fanbase

    We love these communities of Goonies fans and enjoy being a part of making dreams come true for visitors to our community that want to visit the locations or hear stories about the filming.  We've seen new friendships forged through this connection to the film, and even a few marriages!&nbs
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  • Underground Tour of Fort Stevens State Park

    Underground Tour of Fort Stevens State Park

    There are so many reasons to visit Fort Stevens State Park: perhaps to dig a supper from the sea; or catch a summer trophy from the Columbia River estuary; or take your home on the road for camping adventures! No doubt about it, Ft. Stevens is made for the good times, according to park m
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  • Oregon’s Beach Birthday

    Oregon’s Beach Birthday

    Discover a birthday celebration of sorts along the Oregon Coast that’s 100 years in the making and – rain or shine – you’re invited to join Oregon’s Beach Birthday Party. When it comes to Oregon’s fickle weather, we like to brag: “Give it five minutes
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  • Barbey Maritime Center’s Sam Johnson

    Barbey Maritime Center’s Sam Johnson

    Sourced from Most people looked at the old Astoria Railroad Depot and saw a neglected building. But Sam Johnson, executive director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, saw promise. “The depot was going to fall down if nothing was done with it. You
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  • Portland to the North Coast

    Portland to the North Coast

    Sourced from Highway 30 is not known for being a particularly speedy or direct route to the Northern Oregon Coast, but if you have the time and inclination to adventure one weekend, many interesting things can be discovered tucked away in little hamlets and small towns along t
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  • Historic Astoria

    Historic Astoria

    Sourced from Poised at the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria has seen and made a lot of history. This year the city celebrates its bicentennial, marking 200 years of importance — not just to Oregon but to the country as a whole. These four Astoria residents of
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Gear up with Goonies
Gear up with Goonies
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