Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Portlander Problems #1

Let me introduce you to my new weekly series on the blog:
"Portlander Problems" is where I tell you about situations I have recently encountered that I think are pretty specific to those of us living in and around Portland, OR. 

And, now to the problems...
1. Me at a coffee shop: "Do you have any muffins that are not Vegan or gluten free?"
2. The only Blazers jersey I own is a #7 Brandon Roy Rip City jersey.  Do I wear it to games or should I get a new one?  It makes me too sad to look at it.
3. I feel guilty on the rare occasion I put a paper towel in the garbage instead of in the compost bin.
4. I felt like a loser the other day because I used an umbrella.  It was only for Pearl's sake, I swear!
5. I have to be very careful driving in a certain section of my street because it is a location where cyclists and chickens often cross.  Yes, chickens.

If you live in the Portland area and want to share some of your own, I would love it if you would submit yours to me.  I will post them one of these coming weeks.  E-mail me at kiralynnpdx@gmail.com.


  1. Haha...well I am not a Portlander but #1 made me laugh!

  2. these are funny and so true. my mom lives in WA state and told me about what a change it was when she moved there. everyone wears taupe and olive she says. LOL. She said she had to start LOVING coffee when she's hated it her whole life. She has to recycle or the recycle police come LOL. (that's a joke) but seriously. crazy.

  3. Ha! I love it. I think I have actually said that thing about the muffins before when we were at the church in Portland, but in search of scones.

  4. I've never been to Portland so I don't think I really get them buuut I still think #1 is funny! And I don't think I would do very well if I did live there because I always use an umbrella and rain jacket at the same time haha

  5. haha these were funny. my friend always tells me that a "real" portlander does not use an umbrella, but i love cute umbrellas! haha. i rarely use one, but i'll just say my excuse is that i'm from Texas. :)

  6. OMG! I totally had the coffee shop moment last week! There was nothing that wasn't gluten free...gross. I want some gluten!

  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! #1 for sure! Love Portland!

  8. I'd love a vegan muffin choice, so cool! So why do you feel bad about using an umbrella, is it not cool to use them?

    1. True Oregonians don't use umbrellas, we are all about our jackets :)

  9. haha it's sad that these are true...although I don't know what #2 means, does everyone hate him now or something? :)

  10. Ha... this made me laugh, and miss Oregon just a bit more.

  11. lol you should get a job writing for portlandia :)

  12. LOVE this idea! and i say rock your roy jersey...think of it as vintage...something that we portlanders love ;).


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