I have spent 99% of my life living in the Pacific Northwest. I’m pretty sure at some point I wrote a post about “you know you’re from Washington when…” at some point, but I can’t find it. The only times I didn’t live in the Northwest was when we lived in Las Vegas and then Kansas. We lived in those places because I turned down a job in Portland.
You see… I have a love hate relationship with Portland. Frankly Portland is weird. Seriously. It could totally give Austin a run for it’s money. Portland has great restaurants but hell if you could find them with all of the bridges and one way streets. They have great shopping, but you have to wade through the panhandlers, human statues and protesting hippies to get to them.
Last year I kept hearing people say, “put a bird on it.” Then I watched a YouTube video about it.
I couldn’t stop laughing. If you’ve ever been to Portland you’ll notice there are birds on everything.
I told Derek about this new show out on IFC called Portlandia. Over the Summer we were bored so we bought the season from iTunes. I believe we both wet ourselves from laughing.
It’s funny because it’s true.
I can’t believe how true this show is. The first season starts with an intro to how the characters get to Portland and why. It only gets better from there.
You have to watch that show. Then you’ll totally get that pickle reference from my last post.
*really it comes down to that you can’t pump your own gas in Oregon and I really like that freedom.