Word On The Street: January 2011

Portlandic adj.

January 14, 2011 Published in the February 2011 issue of Portland Monthly

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Describes oddballs who not only thrive during four straight months of Pacific Northwest gloom, but appear not to notice. In sentences: “I saw a guy wearing shorts on Mount Tabor yesterday. Must be Portlandic.” “You’re braving the ice storm to shop for a swim suit? How Portlandic of you.” See also: Worst Day of the Year Ride; seasonally inappropriate shirtlessness; Norse sagas

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