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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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Referring to something that was damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The hurricane made landfall as a category 4 storm and did extensive damage to downtown Charleston as well as the northern suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms.

One good citizen of Longview felt it only fair that his furry neighbors should have their own walk-way. Thus the squirrel bridge was born. It spans Olympic Way.

1. Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but he has become the poster child for it, although unofficially. It has since been trademarked and is now marketed on all sorts of merchandise.

2. A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.

Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and...