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16 Surefire Signs You Grew Up In Portland

Keepin' it weird. People may question your roots, especially after checking out Portlandia on Thursdays 10/9c on IFC, but you'll always know where you're from. And you'll always be proud of it.

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1. Your first job was at a coffee shop, and you couldn't be prouder.

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Look, baristas are high in demand these days, OK?

2. You really don't understand why everyone freaks out about the rain.

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3. That being said, this has caused you to appreciate sunny days so much more than anyone else.

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Nothing is better than this.

4. That Voodoo Doughnut place is definitely one of the best. But you also know it's not the only good option in town.

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For example, you definitely can't go wrong with Winchell's.

5. The Portland Rose Festival is kind of a big deal.

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Even if it's mostly an excuse to eat fried food.

6. This is how you see Lake Oswego:

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'Nuff said.

7. The sight of this makes you really angry:

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You just really despise Seattle, even though you're not entirely sure why.

8. You know people who have survived swimming in the Willamette.

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Or you've done so yourself, and lived to tell the tale.

9. You thought this guy had the best haircut in town:

Wake up to a happy day!
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Wake up to a happy day!

10. The thought of a mainstream light beer really just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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Pun intended.

11. This was your first car:

It will also be your last.
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It will also be your last.

12. This guy was your favorite entertainer:

This guy ALWAYS made you smile.
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This guy ALWAYS made you smile.

13. You saw your first show at La Luna.

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It set the standard for every venue you've been to since.

14. You are so fed up with the annual influx of fresh-off-the-boat college grads.

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Sure, Portland is cool and all, but can't they go to Washington or something?

15. You are a devout fan of "Boss Sauce."

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You'd pretty much do anything to get your hands on some of this.

16. The first time you had to stop for gas outside of Portland, you had no idea what you were doing.

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Apparently pumping your own gas is a thing?

In the end, you know there's no place like home.

For a little taste of home and much more, tune in to all-new episodes of Portlandia, on Thursdays 10/9c on IFC.
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For a little taste of home and much more, tune in to all-new episodes of Portlandia, on Thursdays 10/9c on IFC.