One of my favorite movies of all time was The Goonies – where Chunk and the gang look for pirate treasure to the tune of Cyndi Lauper. This past Thanksgiving, we went on a pilgrimage to Astoria, Oregon, to revisit our favorite scenes from the movie. We also stuffed ourselves silly, hiked the Columbia River Gorge, and discovered the delights of Portland, a town with a mushroom-filled farmer’s market AND three climbing gyms.
Some of the highlights…
The mist twisting up the Columbia River Gorge
The Portland Farmer’s market: black trumpet mushrooms, homemade biscuits with huckleberry jam, poppyseed bagel with cream cheese and sauteed squash (who would have thought?), and fresh roasted hazelnuts
Oregon rain = Oregon moss
Finding the Goonie’s house in Astoria… and it looks exactly the same!
Cannon Beach – so called because a cannon from a shipwreck was found on that beach