These three words say it all. There’s just too much to take in: truck stop movie theaters showing Disney films, guys dressed up as bunnies asking for carrot money, and then there’s McMenamins — historic buildings converted to bars, hotels and cinemas. The food’s not great, service is often bad, but the McMenamins are always all packed. Nobody cares.
Off-beat people from all over the country move to Portland so they can live together in peace. Everywhere you turn there’s a sketchy, drifter look across faces, but they all mean well. And the rain stops nothing. Mothers are jogging with their babies in the middle of steady downpours. They’re hearty, healthy and recycle like it’s their job.
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