Oregon December 07, 2017
10 Foolproof Ways To Make Someone From Oregon Cringe
Oregonians are usually pretty easy going, but there are a few surefire ways to make us cringe. From finding litter on our favorite hiking trail, to people who assume we’re all hipsters, here are 10 foolproof things that are guaranteed to make our skin crawl:
1. Telling us you just moved here from California.
Oregonians are typically a pretty welcoming bunch, but with so many people moving here recently (especially from the Golden State), we may inwardly cringe when we hear about more newcomers.
Few things are as cringeworthy as seeing your favorite hiking trail covered with trash. If we see you litter, we will assume that you hate the planet.
3. Poor umbrella etiquette.
While it's widely said that real Oregonians don't use umbrellas, we don't have any negative feelings against them. What will make us cringe is seeing umbrella users with poor etiquette. If you're running around with a giant umbrella, be careful! You could poke someone's eye out.
4. Speaking of rain, stop complaining about it.
We get it. It can rain a lot, especially in the Willamette Valley. You don't need to keep reminding us.
5. Throwing your empty cans or bottles in the trash.
We take recycling very seriously here.
6. Assume that we're all hipsters from the TV show Portlandia.
Portlandia is a great show, but it is not representative of all Portlanders, let alone all Oregonians.
7. Destroy our nature.
Be it our forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, or mountains, we can't stand to see harm done to the pristine nature in our state.
8. Trying to pump your own gas.
In case you haven't heard, it's illegal here.
9. Drink bad beer.
Considering how much incredible beer can be found all over Oregon, it's truly a shame to let it go to waste.
10. Fail to appreciate how amazing Oregon is.
From the stunning scenery to the friendly people, there are so many reasons to love Oregon.
Alright, fellow Oregonians. It’s your turn to tell us the things that make you cringe! Share your thoughts and experiences below.
For more laughs about life in the Beaver State, check out our previous article:
12 Downright Funny Memes You’ll Only Get If You’re From Oregon.