It just so happened that the City of Astoria was enjoying their annual Astoria Regatta, which, according to the gift shop employee at the Astoria Column, has everything. ("Everything," she reiterated when pressed for more detail.) One thing we knew for sure was that the Regatta included a land parade. We knew this because we were driving down a packed main street (or as they call it in Astoria, "Marine Drive") just minutes from it's commencement.
Luckily, we were able to find our way over to the Goonies house before we got detoured or stuck and we avoided Marine Drive back out of town.
This home has a lovely view of the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. However, the sound of barking sea lions down at the pier is clearly audible. I wonder if they ever shut up? The home is currently occupied and I thought the owners were very good sports for putting up with so much foot traffic.
By the way, if you want to be neighbors with the Goonies House, the house next door is currently for sale.