Portland March 04, 2017
Every True Portlander Has Had These 10 Bizarre Experiences At Least Once
It is pretty commonplace to see unusual things in Portland. If you have lived here long enough, you get used to it and just accept it for what it is. However, from the outside looking in, some of these occurrences seem downright strange. You know you are living in Portland when these things don’t even phase you.
1. Viewed Naked Bike Riders
The annual World Naked Bike Ride has drawn up 10,000 riders annually during its run for over a decade and continues to surprise residents in its path every single year.
2. See The Unipiper
The unicycling, bagpipe-playing Darth Vader known as the Unipiper is a well-known entity around here.
3. Pet A Neighborhood Goat
I have lived in several Portland neighborhoods, and they all have something in common: goats. Once a farm favorite, these little guys are doing everything from yard clearing, providing milk, and offering cuteness.
4. See A Dog In Awe-Inspiring Clothing
Dogs have some top notch outfits around Portland. You know you are in Portland when you see dogs in designer rain jackets, boots, and even costumes out for a stroll.
5. Watched An Adult Soapbox Derby
Another popular event is the Adult Soapbox Derby as well as loads of other adult hobby activities that you just don't see anywhere else.
6. Enjoyed Some Stripperoke
There are not many places that you can see stripper karaoke, but Portland is one of them.
7. Visit A Museum Dedicated To Vacuums
Cleanliness is in high form at this museum dedicated to the vacuum.
8. Looked Up At Paul Bunyan
If you have never looked up at the giant Paul Bunyan statue, then have you really been to North Portland?
9. Witnessed a Voodoo Donut Wedding
There are not many donut shops that offer weddings, but seeing one at VooDoo Donuts is definitely a Portland oddity.
10. Witnessed The 21-Foot Chocolate Waterfall At Candy Basket
We have the tallest continuous chocolate waterfall here in Portland, and locals know the Candy Basket is place to see it.
What are some other bizarre experiences that every Portland has had? Share your thoughts below.