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
What’s weird about Portland?
Keep Portland Weird is about supporting local business in the Portland Oregon area. We want to support local business because they make Portland stand out from other cites and make it a more unique place to live. They do this by providing consumers a wide range of products that represent the different cultures that make up Portland.
It was The Ides of March, March 15th of 1969, when Don MacLeod, his wife Loreen and brother in law Dan Lissy first opened an 800 square foot record store on the corner of 32nd & East Burnside. Specializing in mostly underground music not found in the department stores, drugstores or the couple of record stores which existed at the time, Music Millennium filled a niche for the Portland music community. Continue reading