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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.

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
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