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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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A pervasive New York City urban legend tells of infant alligators brought back from Florida vacations and subsequently flushed down toilets only to form scattered colonies of full-grown alligators thriving beneath the city streets. Some versions describe the alligators as albino, having lost their pigment from living in the dark sewers for generations.

You'd better not do that.

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

Found in old NYC neighborhoods, most famously and densely in Brooklyn, this is a term used for homes made from "brownstone," which is a brown sandstone. The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn has the most brownstones in NYC. Many people think of The Cosby Show's Huxtable family when they think of Brooklyn brownstones (as they lived in a traditional Brooklyn brownstone).

1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.