Stand By Me


























Stand By Me was released on August 8th, 1986.
Filming locations include Brownsville, Cottage Grove, Junction City, and Veneta, OR. and Burney, CA.


Blue Point Diner - 419 N. Main St. Brownsville, Or. 97327






Gordie Lachance's house - 325 Fisher St. Brownsville, Or. 97327




Start of their journey - Jenkins Rd. and Layng Rd. Cottage Grove, Or. 97424
(Row River Trail)




Castle Rock Salvage - 25850 Tidball Ln. Veneta, Or. 97487
(Wooster Auto Wreckers)






Quidaciolu's General Store - Territorial Hwy. and Franklin Rd. Junction City, Or. 97448




Ace Merrill's house - 1152 Linn Way Brownsville, Or. 97327




The following location was found by fellow Stand By Me fan Jim Love.
Gordie's dream - 7 Mile Ln. (just North of Forry Dr.) Brownsville, Or. 97327
(Baptist Cemetery)


The "Now" picture was taken by Jim Love.


Railroad Bridge - Dusty CG Eagle Mountain Rd. Burney, Ca. 96013









End of their journey - N. Main St. and Park Ave. Brownsville, Or. 97327






Treehouse - School Ave. Brownsville, Or. 97327





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58 comments:

  1. I really like the picture of Vern right after he picked up the penny and seeing how small the tree was 30 years ago.

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    1. also look how the cement curb has even been pushed up from years of hydraulics at work by the tree growing. Also if you notice the notch in the tree which held the treehouse, the notch in the tree is higher up from the ground level.

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  2. I agree, that was pretty neat.

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  3. Extremely interesting, well-done article! Thanks for all the great info and pictures!

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  4. Amazing! I am currently saving up so i can visit from Manchester, england and visit these places myself. my all time favourite film, thank you so much for uploading.

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    1. it is worth seeing its about 20 mins out of eugene oregon. Glen Batmeman

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    2. I am from Scotland and stand by me is my all time favorite film and it would be a dream of mines to visit these locations, in the next couple years i am definetely taking a visit, it would be amazing! :)

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  5. No problem. That's awesome! I hope you're able to visit them.

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  6. I made the trip from australia to see all these places.. amazing journey. The house under which Vern over hears the the older boys talking about the boosted car is just around the corner from Quidaliscious..the mailbox baseball road scene is close by too on Veneta rd, Franklin. The part of the track where Gordie and Chris talk about him being a writer is further up the row river trail, not far from where Teddy dodges the train. The road where the 2 cars play chicken in almost the same as it was back then. Glen Bateman Perth Australia ( glen bateman on facebook)

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  7. Amazing stuff! Thanks! I really enjoyed looking at this.

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  8. Thank you and glad you enjoyed it, Anonymous.

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  9. Great Post! The film was a big hit here in Brazil, and is one of my favorite movies. Soon I will be there to meet those places! Thank you!

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  10. Thanks Marcos! Hope you're able to visit them and feel free to let me know how the location hunting went.

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  11. Would love to visit those places, from my favourite film.

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  12. Nicole, Essex, UK.March 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Thanks... this is awesome!! I am just trying to work out whether it is conceivable to visit some of these places on my trip in May! I am flying to Seattle from the UK and staying for a day, then driving over to Forks, down to Astoria (GOONIES!!!) and now I realise that my other favourite movie of all time is not too far away, I am considering doing this. The train track looks totally unsafe to stand on (actually quite terrifying) but are you able to - or is it blocked off? The end where Gordy and Vern jump definitely looks blocked off. I only have 4 days before I have catch a flight from Seattle to San Fran - I fear I am setting my sights to high to fit it all in! :(

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    1. Why would you want to visit Forks, WA? Twilight was set there but not filmed there. Filming was based out of Portland which is where the Cullen house is located. Most all of what you see of Forks is really St. Helens, OR and shots of the Columbia Gorge. You can see Multnomah Falls east of Portland in the baseball scene. The later movies worked out of Vancouver BC though still have a few St Helens locations for continuity. St. Helens would be on the way to Astoria if you left from Portland

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    2. Nicole, Essex, UK.March 19, 2016 at 11:32 PM

      I didn't bother with Forks in the end! I re-visited too... and still didn't bother! Stand By Me was much more important! ;)

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  13. Hi Nicole! So cool that you're making the trip to the Pacific Northwest. If you have the time, I would definitely recommended adding the Stand By Me locations to your visit. Just keep in mind that the railroad trestle is about 315 miles South of all the other locations in the film. You're right about the track being unsafe, in fact it's extremely unsafe and I don't suggest walking across it. In some areas it even looks like you could possibly step right through it if you hit the wrong spot. That being said, there are barriers at each end of the trestle but if someone really wanted to walk onto it all they'd need to do is carefully step around the barriers. I also visited The Goonies locations at the same time I visited the Stand By Me locations but my camera lens got wet and all the pictures were blurry, so unfortunately I wasn't able to add them to my blog. I actually took my Stand By Me pics with a disposable camera of all things. Let me know if you have anymore questions and best of luck.

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    1. How many pics did you take? Where can I see them?

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    2. How many pics did you take? Where can I see them?

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    3. I haven't posted my Goonies pics anywhere.

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  14. Nicole, Essex, UK.March 30, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Thanks for your suggestions Paul. I guess the railroad is off the itinerary for this trip because Eugene is really the furthest south I can go before I have to go back to Seattle and catch a flight to San Fran for the second leg of the trip and once I'm there I won't go as far north as Burney. I think your pics are great... :)

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  15. its all worth seeing. its an amazing experience. The Cemetary is just out of town where they filmed the dream sequence. I saw the river where they found the body, but not the exact spot as its on private property. I also saw the red bridge where they discuss how far it will be. If you have a chance view the pie eat comp Kent Lutrell who played the body can also been seen in that as the boy standing between the donelly twins. Glen Bateman Perth.

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  16. The town itself is very much unchanged and the locals are happy to chat about it. Stay at the Brownsville Bed and Breakfast the people who run it are lovely and even more....He was the mayor at the time of filming and they remember it!!

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  17. Watching film as I type, showing my five yr old son

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  18. I hope the guys get back together again for the next advent.

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  19. Does anyone have the address for Vern's house?

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    1. verns house is just around the corner from the shop gordie buys food from. the house they walk on the veranda is largley unchanged

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    2. does anyone have the actual address of vern's house though? can't find it anywhere.

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  20. Hi Paul,

    Love this series - would you mind me sharing them on another website? Will give you full credit for the series, with link.

    Thanks,
    D

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  21. Does anyone know where the leech pond was? I know it was an artificial pond dug for the movie, but I read that someone went looking for it recently and found that it's still there.

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  22. Does anyone know what road the mailbox baseball scene was filmed? I know it is in Veneta, Oregon, but the road would really help!

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  23. I loved seeing these pictures, thank you so much for posting these, made my day :)

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    1. No problem. Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it.

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  24. Is there a way to get from Portland to Brownsville without a car? I'm coming from London, England so I was just wondering if there was any tours/trains that go down that route or if a car is the only way. Thanks, I loved the photos!

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    1. Hi Amy, unfortunately I'm not aware of any public transportation that runs from Portland to Brownsville so automobile may be your only option. The good news is that it's only a 90 mile drive (one way).

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  25. So I'm watching this movie and I say to my wife, "man that sure looks like where I grew up". I look it up on imdb and I couldn't believe it, there it was... Brownsville and Junction City OR. I grew up in Harrisburg, just across the river from JC and have been by these locations hundreds of times. I had moved away a few years before filming. Your pics bring back great memories, thanks!

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  26. Great website! If you loved Lard Ass you can see many behind the scenes photos from his brother and read some great stories from Lard Ass himself at this site: http://andylindberg.com/stand-by-me/

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    1. Great link! Thank you for posting.

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  27. Plug Numbers Into Google Maps & Hit Search

    Rusted Bridge: Beginning of road trip
    43°46'42.4"N 123°00'20.3"W

    Leaking Water Tower Beside Railway: You'll only see the base. It's being torn down
    41°15'17.71"N 121°49'0.15"W


    Ultimate Train Dodge Bridge: Lake Britton, CA
    41.014969, -121.618435

    Green Bridge At End Of Movie (Also site of gang fishing)
    44.390852, -122.984429

    Site Of Pie Eating Contest: Pioneer Park
    44.392804, -122.988653

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  28. An outstanding novella by Stephen King & a near perfect production by a near first time director. This film confirms that casting truly is 90% of directing: See www.youtube.com/watch?v=izwI3TO3RbM

    Part of the reason that this film succeeded so well is subliminal. Few realize it but the story parallels "The Wizard Of Oz" on more than a few levels. With that being said, both King & Reiner somehow managed to miss a HUGE STORY POINT from a 12 year old's perspective. They failed to include a railway tunnel (a kid's worst nightmare) within the story. Let this be a reminder to aspiring writers and directors: Nobody Is Perfect.

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  29. Never mind the track, what about bears and lions? ��

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  30. Where was Mr Dreyfuss parked at the beginning of the movie?

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  31. Possibly Buford County Park near Eugene. Recently went on tour of Nature Conservency Willamette Confluence by the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah the leader pointed to a field at the NW side of Mt. Pisgah and said "this is known as
    stand by me meadow." The leader was very knowledgeable and a well known person, but could no give any details. But, since I was in Brownsville during the filming in summer 1985, I am aware of some film locations and never heard about Buford Park. I just finished watching movie and the opening scene with Richard Dryfuss is a possibility.

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  32. Some of the background scenery was breathtaking. The opening shot with R. Dreyfuss parked by the side of the road. When the boys are leaving the tracks to cut through the woods. Often think when people describe movies as important it's overstated but this one for me is. Totally takes me back to my childhood every time I watch (which was today) and the ending is perfect. 'I never had friends later in life like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?'. Thank you for these pics. It's amazing that in a lot of them they are so similar even after all this time

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    1. Thanks Eddie, and I couldn't agree more.

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  33. Good! that is beautiful

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  34. Great movie love to visit these places someday photos are so cool paul.Trevor from ireland

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  35. Amazing read, love this film. Thanks

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  36. absolutely superb, I never tire of seeing this movie. I would love to visit it one day from the UK, I was married to an American gal for a few years in MO and hoped we could get over to OR to see the locations - sadly never managed it! Thank you for sharing!!

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  37. This is my all time favourite film. It would be a dream come true if I could visit these places myself but I doubt I will ever get the chance. I live in England with a husband and 2 young children, I just don't think I would be able to afford this once in a life time visit. Thank you so much for posting this. I loved looking at all the pictures, just amazing! If I win the lottery though it will be the 1st thing I will do! Thanks again!

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  38. This is amazing to watch. Whoever did it did a great job.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzZD69I-_Kc&ab_channel=HerveAttia

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  39. Love this info and that there are some fans like myself. By the way, I heard that the final scene was at a house in San Fernando Valley, CA. I wish I knew exactly where, so I can see how that neighborhood changed. I live in LA, so that is why it means more than for those who live far away.

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    1. silvercrest, the final house scene was filmed at 380 South San Rafael Ave. Pasadena, Ca. 91105.

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