They don't say 'Keep Portland Weird' for no reason. These 8 Portland stereotypes are so true! I don't usually like to point out stereotypes because they are typically mean, but not these. They are all in jest!

Portland Oregon Stereotypes That Are True
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There are positives to each one of the stereotypes I realized are true about people living in Portland. I didn't just grab these out of thin air; it's easy to verify these just by looking at the Portland sections on reddit.

Before I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I thought everybody in Portland were lumbersexuals. That stereotype is so not true. Or is it?

 

After getting hooked on the television show, Portlandia, I had the impression that everybody living in Portland were extremely bizarre. That, too, is so not true, as I discovered on my first visit there.

Portland is a fun place, filled with a host of activities that I already love, like great shopping, (I got my first Tom Ford lipstick at the Nordstrom in Portland), food trucks (RIP Alder St Food Carts), things to do with kids (hello Playdate PDX), and great restaurants, like my new favorite, Pine State Biscuits!


8 Best Weird Stereotypes About Portland That Are Actually True

 

1.

Portland is full of ketchup snobs

Portland's Organic Ketchup
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2.

Portland puts Marionberry in EVERYTHING (like barbecue sauce, pizza, salsa, etc.)

Marionberries
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3.

Portland products, goods, and services (for absolutely anything for any reason at all) gets branded with "PDX" on it

 

4.

Portland has some damn good cheese (Cheese & Crack Snack Shop)

@meleilikuone Cheese & Crack — Portland, OR Went for an evening stroll + treated myself to a matcha dusted soft serve with a chocolahe cowboy hat so yummy and sooooo good #portland #portlandoregon #portlandfood #portlandfoodie #matcha #cheeseandcrack #minivlog #afterworkvibes #dayinmylife #lifestylecontent ♬ Your Love - Nicki Minaj

 

5.

Portland loves to wear flannel (flannel shirts, pants, pajamas, coats, vests, hats)

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Portland loves to shop at bougie grocery stores (New Seasons, etc.)

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7.

Portland loves to look down on you if you pump your own gas in your car

PDX Gas Station 7Eleven
PDX Gas Station 7Eleven via Google Maps
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8.

Portland really does have a ton of hipsters

Portland Hipsters
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