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1. Brewmoo: Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Bagh...  
2. Hillsburrito: Nickname for Hillsboro, a suburb due west of Portland. Vastly cheaper to live than the city, Hillsboro suffers mos...  
3. JailBlazers: That was to refer the Blazer teams of the 90s not an actual nickname  
4. Brandon Roy: NBA basketball player whom can be forgiven for attending U-Dub because he is now a great player for the Portland Tr...  
5. Mountain is Out, The: While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it...
6. Little Beirut: Actually it was his dad, George H.W. Bush, whose staff coined the term back when he ran into protests in Portland.  
7. Zoobomb: An event that has been going on for seven years running. Every Sunday at 8:30, people meet at a big pile of bikes a...  
8. Burgerville: Burgerville, or "BV": A locally-owned, sustainable fast-food restaurant chain that provides locally-produced food a...  
9. OMSI: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, located on the east end of the Marquam (I-5) Bridge on SE Water Ave.  
10. Balfour House: Officially named Johnson Creek Secure Residential Treatment Facility. Nickname was adopted by neighborhood resident...  
11. PMLR: Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail: Proposed light rail line expected for completion in 2015.  
12. People's Republic of Portland: The leftist faction of Portland has taken over to form the People's Republic, where you'll find a wonderful blend o...  
13. Blue Heron: The blue heron is the official bird of Portland, often affixed to business names in the area.  
14. Bento Box: Bento box Japanese-style lunches are so ubiquitous in Portland that they're like hot dogs in New York.  
15. MAX: It is an acronym for Metro Area Express. It is run by TriMet, the Portland Metro's Public Transportation Agency. Th...  
 
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This is a nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.

Buffalo Bills are a terrible team lately and all there is to do for young adults is drink.

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on the surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.

Means you can see Mount Hood from the city.

32 ounces of soda, normally obtained at a drive-thru window at a gas station. "Let's drive-thru for some 32s"