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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. Brandon Roy: NBA basketball player whom can be forgiven for attending U-Dub because he is now a great player for the Portland Tr...  
4. JailBlazers: That was to refer the Blazer teams of the 90s not an actual nickname  
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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Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which...

A style of house with a center hallway running from the front door to the back door that you "could fire a shotgun through".

Region of New York State in which Utica resides. James Fenimore Cooper (the most famous bad writer in American Literature) set his "Leatherstocking Tales" in this region.

Taking place every June 19th, Juneteenth started in Galveston over a century ago to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the United States. While Juneteenth is widely celebrated in Texas (especially among the African American population), people in other parts of the country remain unaware of this American holiday.