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
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
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
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,
Sure, the city’s $11.5 million office building for sewage engineers is unnecessarily decadent. But it’s also quite tasteful.
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
Marijuana addicts from around the world will gather in Portland this weekend. Here is one man’s harrowing tale of pot addiction.
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
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
Trail Blazers point guard
Governor who said to visit Oregon but not stay. From Massachusetts
Author of Fight Club
Slices from Amy Miller’s Fresh Meat column on wweek.com.
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
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