Sea Lions 1, Fake Orca 0

The Fake Orca of Astoria has failed in his mission to end a plague of sea lions.


Much like LeBron James, the fake orca of Astoria has failed in his mission to fix all the problems of one town on his own. The fiberglass orca captivated the world as a solution to the growing number of sea lions who have taken over Astoria's docks, blocking locals from their boats. But when it finally launched this morning after engine trouble delayed its inaugural float, the once-proud fake ...   More
Friday, June 5, 2015 LIZZY ACKER

Okay! I’ll Talk!

An oral history of The Goonies in Astoria.

Culture Features
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

Goonie Events in Astoria on June 5-7, 2015

Culture Features
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

A Brief History of Movies in Astoria

Culture Features
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

The Goonies Issue

Oregon’s best-loved movie turns 30.

Cover Story
The Goonies are us. Since 1985, every kid in Oregon has always known this—and not just because the film was shot in Astoria. Sure, The Goonies is one of the most loved kids’ movies of a   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW Staff

Drank: Dog Day IPA (Hondo’s)

Hondo’s Brew and Cork is an odd institution in Astoria, a delightfully cranky little bottle shop, homebrew supply shop and nanobrewery, with beers that can be as up and down as a ride at Six   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Bowpicker Fish & Chips in Astoria

Food Cart Reviews
Follow the old men, and you’ll find it. Starting at 11 am, across Marine Drive from Astoria’s Columbia River Maritime Museum, you’ll see them waiting in a single-file line stretching down    More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Beer Guide 2015: Astoria Beer Escape

Beer Guide
Buoy 1 8th St., Astoria, 325-4540, Situated on the planks of the Riverwalk overhanging the Columbia, year-old Buoy has already established itself as a treasure of the Oregon Coas   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Never Say Die

The Goonies ‘r’ good enough.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Until the machines rise and hail him as a pioneer in the field of sentient military robotics, Short Circuit’s Johnny Five will never get a statue in downtown Astoria. ILLUSTRATION: Hawk KrallAnd d   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 AP KRYZA

Port of Call

Visiting Eric Bechard’s excellent new tavern in Astoria.

Food Reviews & Stories
Eric Bechard is from Quebec, a fourth-generation Montréalais. This explains a lot—about the chef, his now-shuttered Southeast Portland restaurant Kingdom of Roosevelt, and his preference for    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Adrienne So


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