Is Portland still weird or is it refined?
source: Tim O’Rourke, San Jose Mercury News
One of the mantras in Oregon’s biggest city is “Keep Portland Weird,” and its residents are doing an admirable job — from the food-cart clusters to the anti-establishment murals to the 24-Hour Church of Elvis. During a recent trip up north, we wondered: Has P-Town polished up its hipster image or is it still the West Coast’s bastion of the bizarre? So we went on a tour of the odd and exquisite, picked one of each in eight categories, selected winners and added up the totals. Is Portland more weird or more refined? Read on: http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_22387761/portland-weird-vs-refined-funky-or-fine