16. Taking kids' games extremely seriously
Who cares if it’s intramural, slow-pitch, no-strike-out, beer-league softball with no umps? That dude was out at third, and we’re going to shout about it until we get our way. Then probably pout passive-aggressively at the post-game bar session.
17. Complaining about the rain, then, when it stops, complaining that it hasn’t rained in a while
There’s nothing Mother Nature can throw at us that we can’t complain about if it goes on long enough, especially if it means our lawns are dry.
18. Complaining about restaurant prices
You know that your $12 pasta and hanger steak would be, like, $45 in New York, right?
19. Public transportation
Getting from Horse Brass to Bailey's quickly and safely despite drinking some of Portland's best beer is great. Doing it in a way that lets us subtly look down on cities without sweet public transit systems is GREAT... and really easy, since we have an Aerial Tram.
20. Infused liquors
About one quarter of the bars have displays of liquor-filled jars packed with fruits and sometimes meats that look like they were stolen from some crazed scientist’s lair, but will benefit your Bloody Mary greatly, especially where the peppers, bacon, or garlic are concerned.