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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.

Legends of the Fallen: Stories From 2014's Closing Bars

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The Matador, 1999: Pet Night! “I had Pet Night, where everybody could bring their pet. Naturally there were dogs, cats, birds. People brought fish. [One customer] brought a horse. I said, ‘If   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Portland Transplants vs Portland Natives

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TRANSPLANTS Damian Lillard Trail Blazers point guard Tom McCall Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts Chuck Palahniuk Author of Fight Club Sleater-Kinney wit   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Reheated Meat

Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.

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Johanna Ware Chef and owner of Smallwares, originally from Chicago, on Portland’s friendly but slow service industry… “Anybody who moves to Portland who moved from a big city is going to com   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 AMY MILLER

Big Sack of Spirit

Holiday event picks in Portland.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS Peacock Lane Many houses. Many lights. Many pedestrians. Southeast Peacock Lane between Stark and Belmont streets, peacocklane.net. 6-11 pm Dec. 15-30, 6 pm-midnight Dec. 24 and 31   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Suicide is Pantyless

An oral history of Suicide Girls in Portland.

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Suicide Girls seems quaint these days, when naked, tattooed women on the Internet are about as ubiquitous as naked women on the Internet.  But in 2001, when founders Selena Mooney (“Mi   More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Hotseat: Kerry Eggers

The author of a new book about the Ducks-Beavers football rivalry talks platypus and pep talks.

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College football is dominated by bitter rivalries and weird trophies. A lot of it’s pretty silly—golden eggs, bejeweled shillelaghs, golden wagon wheels, a little brown jug, and Oregon’s   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 JOHN LOCANTHI

Hotseat: John Frieh

This Portland mountaineer specializes in first ascents.

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John Frieh’s foot was the first ever to leave a boot print on the upper northwestern ridge of the West Witches Tit.  The peak, which sits on Alaska’s Stikine Icecap, is one of eight succ   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 SHANNON GORMLEY

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