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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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The Francophone cheer for the New Orleans Saints, the 2010 Super Bowl champs!

Slang for the beer Milwaukee's Best.

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

Satan's Steed with his devily eyes with the Denver airport in the background

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died when the horse's head broke off and fell on top of him. His sons finished the job and had it installed in February of 2008.

A voluntary program that allows people to purchase a percentage of their electricity from renewable, wind-powered sources.