“There’s something that I can’t describe about the city that I really love – just physically – how it feels to walk around there, and have coffee there. Also, the way that it’s a little overcast sometimes. Something about Portland just really resonated with me.”

Fred Armisen
Actor & Comedian

What ELSE are people saying?

I always liked ya. You were always the best of ’em. Best god-damn bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maineā€”or Portland, Oregon for that matter.
Jack Nicholson in The Shining
Jack Torrance

The Shining

All I know for certain is that in Portland, Oregon, no matter what time of year I come here, people always say the same thing: ‘It’s not usually like this’.

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor

Author

Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz; If that ain’t love then tell me what is. Well I lost my heart it didn’t take no time But that ain’t all. I lost my mind in Oregon.
Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

Songwriter

SW Harvey Milk

This street was called SW Stark after the Eddard Stark of Winterfell. Just kidding. But it was renamed to SW Harvey Milk sometimes in the last few years. The SW Stark signs are still there too.

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