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Very Hill, Much Speed: The Maryhill Festival of Speed

The greatest gravity festival in the world is right in Portland’s backyard.


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On June 24, about 230 of the best downhill skateboarders and street lugers in the world will descend on the Maryhill Festival of Speed. It’ll be the largest gravity sports festival in North America,   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Adrienne So

Near and Queer

Our favorite gay bars in Portland.


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Sure, the gay/queer dance nights at mixed-orientation bars may have become where the party and booty’s at in Portland—the ever-popular indie-dance parties of Rotture’s Blow Pony and Holo   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH, MATTHEW KORFHAGE, AMY WOLFE

A Goonies Tour of Astoria


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Astoria was a home to the Goonies even before the movie was filmed. Oregon’s greatest achievement in beach towns is—as the locals will tell you—a “quaint drinking village with a fishin   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 13th Deadly Cyn

Why did Cyndi Lauper hate her Goonies song so much?


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The Goonies weren’t good enough for Cyndi Lauper. Oh, sure, she’s on record stating the opposite. But for the better part of 30 years, the iconic, baby-voiced singer of “Girls Just Want to   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Goonie Enough?

30 years later, are the Goonies still Goonies?


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The Goonies always had to grow up—especially after 30 years. But have the movie’s young stars retained their Goonieness, that essential mix of heart, underdog drive and inherent weirdness? H   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 AP KRYZA

A Brief History of Movies in Astoria


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Astoria ain’t just The Goonies. The little coastal town has a bizarrely huge footprint in popcorn moviedom; There are more big-name films shot in Astoria than in Portland. “The town burned d   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Goonie Events in Astoria on June 5-7, 2015


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Shot in Astoria Bus Tours This will be what most people who came down to Astoria for Goonies are actually excited about doing: touring the spots where The Goonies (and other movies—see page 2   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Staff

Okay! I’ll Talk!

An oral history of The Goonies in Astoria.


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In November of 1984, Hollywood descended on the tiny fishing town of Astoria to shoot a mysterious movie about pirate treasure and something called a Goonie. Thirty years after its release, th   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 AP KRYZA

Dean Marriott’s Sewer Palace

Sure, the city’s $11.5 million office building for sewage engineers is unnecessarily decadent. But it’s also quite tasteful.


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Mallard-hen couples rest on concrete beds in a pond off to the side of the patio. The sun, strong but not overbearing, gleams down on this abnormally idyllic March afternoon. I rest my arm on the    More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Chronic Problem

Marijuana addicts from around the world will gather in Portland this weekend. Here is one man’s harrowing tale of pot addiction.


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My favorite description of being a marijuana addict is that it’s like getting your ass kicked by a Girl Scout. It really seems like it shouldn’t happen, that it can’t happen, and yet it ke   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 PAUL G.
 

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