Greetings from Portland! Tonight I was walking across town with some fellow WDS attendees and we referenced the slogan Austin, Texas once coined noting that it seems to apply to Portland as well. We liked the sound of “Keep Portland Weird” because though it was coined for Texas … it fits the wonderful aspect that’s hard to put into words about Portland. That is, that there is something weird about this place and yet in such weirdness is also a charm that’s entirely too hard to not get caught up in. I’ve been here less than 48 hours and already I can imagine myself living here. I would not get bored. I might get sick of rain, but I wouldn’t get bored. Portland is just weird and exciting enough to keep me interested. Few places have that power besides NYC.
So greetings from weird and wonderful Portland, where …
the hotel is a nightclub and the parties last all night long,
the museums double as conference centers that house life-changing summits,the pastries rival those found in the best French patisseries,the public art is abundant,the window displays are their own special kind of entertainment,and the sunsets leave not a thing to be desired. Not unlike Portland herself!