2. Portland, Maine
2. Not as good as Portland, Oregon.
"Portlandia" is Portland, Oregon's most famous piece of artwork. It is the second largest copper statue in the United States. The Statue of Liberty is the first. The local joke is she looks like she's shooting dice...
Portland, Oregon at night. A view from the east side of the river, looking west. The city is famous for the number of bridges it has, and how different they are from each other.
Freddies= Fred Meyer, we buy pretty much everythig from there
Civil war= football game that's basically bigger than the superbowl. U of O vs OSU
MAX= lightrail train, NEVER ride it in Gresham, you will be raped
Terrwilleger curves= at 6 in the morning and 6 at night, pretty much hell on earth
Hillsburrito= How portland solved illegal aliens, we gave the mexicans their own city to fuck around in.
Democrat= we all are, don't bother asking
Sunriver, cannon beach, and bend= our heavens on earth
1977= the year the blazers won the NBA championship, everyone knows this
Requirements in portland:
At least one article of clothing must be Nike. Adidas is not ok, reebok is non existant
Support the local breweries and coffeeshops. Although there are 40 starbucks within a mile where ever you are
Never carry an umbrella, true portlanders love the rain
Never go into voodoo doughnuts and complain about having bacon on your doughnut, that's just the way it is
If you go to the rose gardens, you are automatically labeled a tourist
Drive fast, only asians are allowed to go 55 on the highway, otherwise 70-80 is the real speed limit
NEVER HAVE AN U OF O AND OSU BUMPER STICKER ON THE SAME CAR!!!! Your car will be burned and thrown in the river
Know how to pronounce willamette and couch correctly, if mispronunced you will be thrown into the river
northwestern part of the state, directly across the Columbia River from Washington.
Portland is known for its liberal politics, its many parks, independent music, independent businesses and its proximity to the Columbia River Gorge, the Cascades (Mt. Hood in particular), and the Pacific coast. Its nicknames include the City of Roses, Bridgetown, Stumptown and PDX (after the city's airport).
The city is divided into "quadrants" (there are actually 5 sections) north and south by Burnside St. and east and west by the Willamette River. North Portland is located norht of downtown, but east of the river which curves westward at that point.
Some well-known musicians from Portland include the Dandy Warhols, the Decemberists, Lifesavas, Sleater-Kinney, the Mooney Suzuki, Elliott Smith, the Shins, Stars of Track and Field, and Pink Martini. Famous authors from Portland include Chuck Palhniuk, Beverly Cleary, Ursula K. Leguin and Katherine Dunne.