Portland December 29, 2017
12 Undeniable Things You’ll Find In Every Portland Home
We live in an amazing place with ample opportunities for outdoor adventure, city pride, and phenomenal food. Whatever your taste, chances are, if you live Portland you have many of these things in your home. Take a look at our list of 12 things Portlanders have in their home and see how many apply to you.
1. Rain Jackets
Portland homes may not be stocked with umbrellas, but rain jackets are plentiful. You may even have more than one just for good measure.
2. Oregon or Oregon State Gear
Most Portlanders are firmly in one camp or the other, and have the gear to prove it.
You may not be able to make fancy patterns in your coffee at home, but chances are you have plenty of the good stuff on hand and at least one way to make it. Bonus points for more than one coffee brewing contraption.
4. Portland Pro Sports Gear
Timber and Trailblazer pride runs deep, and most Portlanders have gear supporting one team or another, or both!
5. Composting / Recycling Station
We take green seriously in Portland. Most homes have a compost bucket for food scraps and recycling station of some sort to collect glass and plastic for recycling.
Okay, not every home has a dog, but if you don't, your neighbor makes up for it by having two.
We live in Nike's backyard in Portland, and chances are your closet has at least one pair of Nikes in it.
8. Something Growing
Whether its a house plant, culinary herbs or your own garden, most Portland homes have something growing in them. We love the outdoors and want to bring a little bit of it in.
9. Local Brews
Whether you are a fan of micro-brewed beer, spirits or kombucha, chances are you have some local brew in your fridge or cupboards if you live in Portland.
10. Earthquake Survival Kit
This may fall into the "should have" category considering that an earthquake is in our future, but all Portland homes need an earthquake survival kit handy, so if you haven't stocked up yet, perhaps this should be a New Year's resolution?
11. Fresh, Local Produce
It's pretty easy to eat locally and seasonally in Portland without even trying. Many grocers stock local fruit and veggies and these nutritional gems find the way into our homes with ease.
12. Hiking Boots
It's so much easier to explore the natural beauty surrounding us with a good pair of hiking boots. Waterproof is an added, but so necessary, bonus.
How many of these do you have? Anything missing that you think every Portlander has? Let us know in the comments below.