Ahh, Portland. It's the second biggest city in the Northwest (though it kicks that other city's ass, obviously), it's one of the 10 best cities for women in America, the fifth most tattooed city, and ranks sixth for largest p*nises, apparently. But there are also tons of things PDX is better at than anyone else. 26 of 'em, actually...
1. Street festivals
Every Last Thursday, Alberta turns into an orgy of music, dancing, and stranger-making-out-withing. Every First Thursday, the Pearl turns into an orgy of pretending to like art in exchange for free wine. And once a year, neighborhoods like Mississippi and Sunnyside transform their streets into neighborly love fests.
2. Soccer fandom…
… or at least the idea of soccer fandom. Even if you think “RCTID” means “really cool Timbers Internet domain” or something even dumber (it’s hard.. try it), at least your intent is to be supportive. Either that, or you really like drinking and yelling at noon.
3. Wood-fired everything
In the not-too-distant future, no kitchen in Portland will contain a gas stove and everybody will smell like a campfire, or hopefully, Old Salt Marketplace’s roasted chicken.