22 Things You Probably Understand If Portland Is Your Hometown
You have strong opinions about umbrellas.
The weather is a mysterious beast that can be cloudy, raining, and shining sunshine in your eyes all at once.
You're pretty used to wildlife finding ways to crop up in your everyday city life.
The inner workings of TriMet are embedded in your brain.
You have significant experience with the stigma against umbrellas.
Because you ain't afraid of no goddamn rain.
You know that the holiday season's kicked into high gear when the Portland stag gets turned into Rudolph.
And you know the season's really over when people jump into shorts and sundresses on the first 50-degree day after a long, wet winter.
Sometimes you forget that the rest of the country doesn't have New Seasons.
You have very strong feelings about Portlandia, one way or the other.
For better or for worse, you've seen more of these bumper stickers in your lifetime than you'll ever be able to count.
And this carpet pattern triggers a deep reaction in your gut.
You know that this city isn't all hipsters...
Though they certainly make their presence known.
This guy's cropped up on your Facebook feed more than once.
Even your elementary school got in on the annual "Civil War" game between UofO and OSU.
Your eyes have been subject to the annual World Naked Bike Ride.
Powell's is the default bookstore in your heart.
You know you don't have to brave the unbearably long line of the downtown Voodoo Doughnuts to get you that Voodoo goodness.
You know that your city's not anywhere near perfect.
But our waterfronts are worthy of legend.
And nothing beats the view.
Hey, it's home.
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