->''"The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland!"''
-->--'''[[Series/{{Portlandia}} Jason]] from [[UsefulNotes/LosAngeles LA]]''', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZt-pOc3moc Dream of the 90's]]"

'''Portland, OR''' (not to be confused with Portland, ME) is Oregon's largest city and a major city of TheOtherRainforest. Portland is known for being almost as rainy as UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} but twice as bizarre. Portland's nicknames include the [[FlowerMotifs City of Roses]], Stumptown, Portlandia, PDX, Rip City[[note]] (mostly associated with the city's [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]] team, the Trail Blazers) [[/note]] and "the place where young people go to retire". The residents are often stereotyped as [[{{Hipster}} hipsters]], [[GranolaGirl Granola Girls]], or [[NewAgeRetroHippie New Age Retro Hippies]]. It is, however, not ''quite'' as bizarre as Series/{{Portlandia}} would have you believe.

!Notable people connected to Portland:

* Creator/BrianMichaelBendis
* Creator/BeverlyCleary
* Music/TheDecemberists
* Creator/MattGroening
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin
* Creator/ChuckPalahniuk
* Creator/GregRucka
* Creator/KateeSackhoff
* Music/ElliottSmith

!Works set in or near Portland:


[[folder: Comics ]]

* In ''ComicBookTattoo'', a collection of short stories based on the music of Music/ToriAmos, the story for "Take to the Sky" is based in Portland's black community.
* Portland was the main setting of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' during the Marvel era, apparently being the closest city to Mount St. Hilary.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''TheHunted''. The film features an action scene where Benicio Del Toro's character is pursued through Downtown Portland (notable for a sequence involving a MAX train on the Hawthorne Bridge - in spite of the fact that the MAX doesn't go on the Hawthorne Bridge).
* ''MrBrooks''. A film about a successful Portland businessman, who turns out to be a serial killer.
* ''{{Film/Untraceable}}''. The climax prominently features Portland's Broadway Bridge, which made some local headlines when the film was first released.
* The first ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' movie was largely filmed in and around Portland, [[CaliforniaDoubling although it takes place in Forks, Washington]]. For the second movie onwards, production was moved to [[StargateCity Vancouver, British Columbia]].
* ''Film/MrHollandsOpus'' was filmed and set in Portland, though the only indication in the movie that it is Portland is the city seal on the wall during a meeting of the City Council.
* The first and final thirds of Gus Van Sant's ''Drugstore Cowboy'' take place in Portland circa 1971.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''BlueLikeJazz'', a semi-autobiographical work by Don Miller.
* Beverly Cleary's ''RamonaQuimby'' books


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Portlandia}}'', a ([[SnarkBait sometimes]]) AffectionateParody of the city's association with hipsters.
* ''Hello Larry''[[note]]As the ExpositoryThemeTune reminds us, Portland is a long way from LA.[[/note]]
* ''{{Grimm}}''
* ''Series/PerfectCouples''
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' during the fifth season, though it had been filmed there from Season 2 on.
** The fourth season episode "The Gold Job" sees the team pulling a con on a brother-sister cash-for-gold scheme in Portland. Little details of the scenery start seeping in, like how Parker keeps getting distracted from the con by [[http://voodoodoughnut.com/index.php Voodoo Doughnuts]].


[[folder: Music ]]

* The song 'Light Rail Coyote' by indie-punk band Music/SleaterKinney is about the city and mentions many of the sites.
* The Music/BonIver song Holocene is about a Portland bar where the band played an early show.
* "Portland, Oregon" by Music/LorettaLynn and [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]], from the former's ''Van Lear Rose'' album.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/people/interviews.html For Portlanders Only]], a sub-site of Website/PlatypusComix, is full of Portland-related media.
* [[http://www.curbsideclassic.com/ Curbside Classic]] is based in Eugene and started with the site's owner photographing older, interesting cars he found in use in the area, which has plenty due to a lack of road salt.