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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 technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

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.

Montana is known as the "Last Best Place" to locals. After the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was captured in a remote cabin outside Lincoln, Montana, Montana became pretty popular in the media as a great hiding place. People were actually printing t-shirts with an outline of the state of Montana, a depiction of Ted Kaczynski's headshot with his unkempt hair, as well as the "Last Best Place" mantra with the word "hiding" scribbled in between 'best' and 'place.'

1. Radio personality and television producer Johnny Grant currently holds this appointed and purely ceremonial position

2. Iconic spokesman for the LA area as a radio personality, died January 9th, 2008.

Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.