1. Danielle Foxhoven TRENDING: ↑

 If soccer doesn’t work out, this Portland Thorns player could become a James Bond villain.

2. Kyle Awesome TRENDING:

Mr. Awesome bailed as Banks’s city manager after faking his résumé. Hard to blame someone for trying to live up to his name. 

3. Liverpool Liz  TRENDING: 

Who wouldn’t buy a beer and a shot from this legendary early Portland saloon queen?

4. Ndamukong Suh TRENDING: ↓

This Portland-born NFL defensive stud inflicts as much damage on TV commentators as on rival linemen.

5. Ursula K. Le Guin TRENDING:

Not only does she write science fiction—her name sounds like science fiction!

6. Wim Wiewel TRENDING: 

Portland State hit the linguistic gold mine when it hired “Vim VEEE-vehl!!!” as president. 

7. Kristian Foden-Vencil TRENDING:

Every time this OPB reporter signs off in his mysterious Brit/Oregonian accent, we need a cigarette.

8. Ben Hur Lampman TRENDING:

This old-time Oregonian editor and poet packed a name more powerful than his verse.

9. All the musicians TRENDING:

Black Francis. Pig Champion (RIP). Courtney Taylor-Taylor. We get it, dudes: you’re cool.  

10. Beau Breedlove TRENDING:

Best name ever for a figure in a political sex scandal ... but everyone’s over it.

UNRANKED: Urban Scout; Storm Large; Leather Storrs; Katie Sackhoff; Nong Poonsukwattana; Eden Dawn

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