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CATCH PORTLAND FEVER

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Waterfront Park. Image via DG Studios

Once you catch Portland Fever you’re doomed.

Drug stores don’t advertise shots in case you catch Portland Fever.

It’s not shingles, pneumonia, or the flu.

On the other hand it’s not polio, malaria, of tuberculosis.

While not fatal, if you do catch Portland Fever, your life is ruined.

After a few years in Portland, maybe a decade, you grade the rest of your life by those years.

The good times are better, the bad times not so bad, and it was in Portland.

But is it the place, or the age you catch Portland Fever? [Read More…]

PORTLAND FEVER CHILL TONIC

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About that pure mountain water? Image via outsideonline.com

What Would Tom McCall do about Portland Fever?

Portland, Oregon, more than a map point, destination, or cultural reference, is an infection.

And it’s spreading.

Once you catch Portland Fever, you see Portland everywhere.

Pop a craft beer in the middle of no where and it’s The Portland of No Where.

People who’ve never been to Portland get the disease and see Portland where they live.

Asheville, North Carolina is one of those cities.

They’ve got it bad, real bad. [Read More…]

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