This sign is a collaborative partnership between the Oregon Governor's Office of Film & Television (A.K.A. Oregon Film)  - partnered with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation -  the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Toledo, and was paid for in part by a grant from Travel Oregon.

 The Oregon Film Trail was created by Oregon Film, in partnership with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation and Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce. It features signage located at strategic filming locations around the state. The trail aims to strengthen the correlation between the film/television industry, economic development, and tourism as well as celebrate unique Oregon locations that are iconic in their own right.


Starring Paul Newman, Henry Fonda,

   ​Lee Remick and Michael Sarrazin and directed by Paul Newman.

Filmed in 1971, "Sometimes a Great Notion" was based on Ken Kesey's novel about an Oregon logging clan that strives to keep their independent family business going despite opposition from the local logging union.  The whole town of Toledo was involved in some way. It was a really fun time in Toledo, with many residents acting as extras or just enjoyed watching the filming.  It was an economic boost to the area. The cast spent a lot of money and ate in local restaurants and hung out in local bars. 

Oregon has a rich and interesting film history with over 500+ feature films and television shows that have utilized thousands of locations around the state for a wide variety of production backdrops. The early silent era films, such as, "The Fisherman's Bride" filmed in Oregon as far back as 1909. Today, Oregon continues to be a destination for creative media producers from around the world.  From Emmy winning television productions, to Oscar nominated feature films; world-class animated films to award winning interactive games - Oregon is a brand unto itself.

OREGON FILM TRAIL consists of specially designed signs, initially positioned at filmed location points in Astoria and now throughout the state. The strategic placement of these signs throughout Oregon identify specific filming locations that encourage tourists and local residents to visit these areas where movies were filmed.