You may or may not have heard Portland, Oregon’s motto, slogan, tagline, whatever you wanna call it: “Keep Portland Weird.” Portland is known for its weirdness, which has been exposed by the Portlandia show, but Portlanders love it and embrace it.
I was known to be pretty weird when I was younger, very often described as “random.” Random was and probably is one of my characteristics. I seem to say and do things that people consider random. I can attest to the fact that Portland is random and weird, and I love it.
Below you will find a series of photos that I have collected since I got here over a year ago that give you just a glimpse of Portland’s slogan.
But I think the prize goes to Darth Vader wearing a kilt, riding a unicycle and playing a bagpipe:
And these are just things I have personally seen, I can’t imagine all the weird things that go on around.
What is the weirdest thing you’ve seen in your town?
Update: I just found out that unicycle Darth Vader guy shoots flames from his bagpipe. True story.