In the Rear View

Portland: Vocal on the issues

Wednesday, May 21 2008 at 9:23 PM by Rick

We spent part of the day in Portland, where we learned people are passionate about their various causes.

Upon taking a left turn to Wieden+Kennedy, we hesitated, giving cause for a fellow motorist to shout, "Make the f*(%king turn jackass." This friendly advice was quickly followed up by a pedestrian who, after Jay made only a partial turn, preemptively screamed "What happened to pedestrians first?!"

So, things were going well. We then got solicited by a left-wing environmentalist stalking the sidewalk asking passersby, "Do you like polar bears or trees better?" After that, we dealt with a total jerkoff at Fedex/Kinkos who treated the previous customer and us, with an equally large dose of condescension.

People make or break your stay in foreign cities, and until some nice inebriated hippies directed us to a great burger joint, we were pretty much fed up with Portland. However, lunch salvaged the day, and under different circumstances, we might return to Portland someday. Maybe.

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  1. Peege LOL..Yup, sounds like a great place, can't wait to visit. You guys are soo funny, you've had ALL KINDS of experiences. :) Hey, wasn't there a Saturday Night Live skit about "Voodoo Doughnuts?" I didn't realize it was a real thing.