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Astoria is a city on the Northern Oregon Coast. It is a small rainy town on the edge of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Possibly most famous for being the terminus for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, or the setting of Goonies, you can choose.

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  1. Most of the Hollywood film "The Goonies" was shot in in Astoria.
  2. Fort Astoria, was built in 1811, holding the distinction of being the first permanent U.S. settlement on the Pacific coast.
  3. Astoria is the western terminus of the TransAmerica Trail, a bicycle touring route created by the American Cycling Association
  4. Astoria is home to three United States Coast Guard ships: the Steadfast, Alert, and Fir.

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