Friday, December 06, 2013

Even Weirder Portland

It has been awhile since I posted on just how weird Portland is.  And now that there is a national show about it, it's time to feature a bit more on why the city is just so much weirder than your city....or...prove me wrong and make a case for your city.

We have ridiculously over-sized yard sales...and nobody seems to think this is out of the ordinary around here...

Even our homeless are just a bit more fashion unusual...

We have an annual zombie walk

Our sculptures aren't your normal classical bronze old historical person

Mobile bicycle homes don't necessarily stand out...

Our weird bikes are even weirder than most city's weird bikes... (don't worry, they can't give you a speeding citation because they can't even catch you)

Why wouldn't a Portlander have a 30 foot dinosaur sculpture in the yard?

Most cities you can find a few old scary 70s vans still around.  But only in Portland would you find this one...

Aliens wielding firearms as household neighborhood protection...what can I say?

Here's a typical marketing strategy in Portland...

I'm sure your city has over-sized crustaceans hanging off your buildings...

Our sports are weirder than yours.  This is the urban iditarod.  Since we don't have snow or that many Alaskan Huskies, we use shopping carts and costumes that would only be worn in Portland.

And you can clearly see by these other examples that I could probably just fuel this humor blog on weird stuff that goes on in this city alone...but I'll spare you some of the awkwardness.

5 comments:

ReformingGeek said...

Ah, I like the Urban Iditarod!

The giant lobster grabbing the building? Yep. That's weird.

GAB said...

OMG And Mr Gab wants us to move there when we retire(again) NO THANKS! Only thing that would make me happy would be the giant yard sale!

VE said...

reforminggeek - But think of the seafood dinner you could have if you had a pot big enough

gab - That is a bid yard sale...wonder if there were any gnomes...

Janna said...

Thoughts:

1. I want to ride in the iditarod cart!

2. I like the dinosaur sculpture. It would be nice if you could animate it and have it fight with the alien sculpture.

3. Since I haven't been well lately, I would fit right in with the zombies.

4. I wonder how much of that giant yard sale stuff actually got sold, and how much of it had to be painstakingly lugged back into the house for yet another year.

VE said...

janna - You have a lot of thoughts here! 1. I figured that 2. They should be across the street 3. What? There will be no illness allowed 4. 99% of it...