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31. Powell's City of Books: Powell's City of Books is the largest used and new bookstore in the world. Located in downtown Portland, it occupie...  
32. Portlandia: A 36 foot tall sculpture by Raymond Kaskey, Portlandia is the second largest hammered copper statue in the United S...  
33. Urban Iditarod: Once a year, people race in teams around the city on a bar/city tour. Participants are in teams of 5 and are expec...  
34. PDX: The airport code for Portland, also a written nickname for the city.  
35. Couve, The: Short for ‘Vancouver,’ which is just north of Portland.  
36. Living Room, The: Pioneer Square was dubbed Portland’s living room as it is a place where just about everyone hangs out. Bums and dr...  
37. Dialed In: We claim this phrase. Meaning 'with it,' or 'going with full force.' Often refers to the concert scene where a know...  
38. Nordies: Short for Nordstrom’s, a major upscale retail store located downtown and in a few area malls. Often referenced der...  
39. Stumptown: Originally another nickname for Portland, now better known as the local coffee company.  
40. Milwaukee: The incorrect way to spell Milwaukie. Bam.  
41. Gateway: Gateway to everything you could ever want to see, from the Ocean to Crater Lake  
42. spendy: short for "expensive."  
43. Inner Southeast.: It means that you are South of East Burnside St. and East of the Willamette River. Inner means you are near the riv...  
44. East Bend Animal Hospital: Having veterinary laser therapy, orthopedic manipulation solutions, at East Bend Animal Hospital in Bend, OR, we ar...
45. Tienda Santa Maria: Mexican Market, Mexican Store, Mexican Goods Store, Mexican Grocery Store, Mexican Food, Convenience Store, Fruits,...
 
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1. Tonic is the common generic term in Boston for soft drink.

2. Soda

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

A nickname for those that move to warmer climates in the winter (usually Florida or Arizona) and then back to Wisconsin in the summer.

Word sometimes used at the end of a Milwaukeean's sentence, often when requesting something. EXAMPLES: "Come over here once" or "Let me see that once".

Subduction zone that stretches along America's west coast, from Northern California and up to British Columbia. If a megathrust earthquake ruptures across this area, Seattle could be hit with an earthquake in the 9 magnitude range on the Richter scale.