Top Portland Quotes

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Favorite Portland Quotes

1. "'Portlandia' - love it. I can consume three episodes of it without even realizing I'm watching TV."
Author: Adam Pally
2. "Moving to New York made all the difference in my creating this new series with Ellie Hatcher. I love Portland, and it's always going to be one of my favorite cities, but it was getting to the point where, after I'd moved to New York, I couldn't write as specifically about Portland any more."
Author: Alafair Burke
3. "It's fifteen minutes until two when I arrive – just in time for the interview. I walk through the glass doors and into the lobby, which is also floor-to-ceiling glass and steel. This fascinates me, because buildings back in Portland are made of grass and mud."
Author: Andrew Shaffer
4. "I am going to a conference tomorrow," she said. "In Portland. Dr. Melissa Sanchez will speak. She says you think your way to a sexier you. Hormones are powerful drugs. Unless we tell them what we want, they backfire. They work against us." Dorothea turned, pointing the Ajax can at me for emphasis. "Now I wake in the morning and take red lipstick to my mirror. 'I am sexy,' I write. 'Men want me. Sixty-five is the new twenty-five."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
5. "Portland is a really great city, especially because I'm a shopper and there's no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100."
Author: Bitsie Tulloch
6. "With music, I get to a much darker place. Where I'm able to go with 'Portlandia' has a wider range, but also a brighter range."
Author: Carrie Brownstein
7. "I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I'd learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you're in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know."
Author: Connie Nielsen
8. "Gotta say you Portland people take weird to a new level."
Author: Devon Monk
9. "Portland's good at wet. The best."
Author: Devon Monk
10. "So if my ability to meditate was what was going to save the world, or at least save Portland, then I was pretty sure we should all think about moving to Seattle."
Author: Devon Monk
11. "I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn't resolve. But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone. I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.After that I liked jazz music.Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. It is as if they are showing you the way.I used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before any of this happened."
Author: Donald Miller
12. "I'd sooner have died than admit that the most valuable thing I owned was a fairly extensive collection of German industrial music dance mix EP records stored for even further embarrassment under a box of crumbling Christmas tree ornaments in a Portland, Oregon basement. So I told him I owned nothing of any value."
Author: Douglas Coupland
13. "But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees."
Author: Elliott Smith
14. "I just wanted to move out of Portland to do something."
Author: Elliott Smith
15. "We lived in the Portland Avenue Stacks, a sprawling hive of discolored tin shoeboxes rusting on the shores of I-40, just west of Oklahoma City's decaying skyscraper core."
Author: Ernest Cline
16. "I stare at her blankly. We don't have elevators in Portland. "This is my first elevator ride. How do they work exactly?"
Author: Fanny Merkin
17. "I enjoy getting to work on 'Saturday Night Live', where I get to do people like David Paterson. And then, its like a different muscle to do someone like a bicycle guy on' Portlandia'."
Author: Fred Armisen
18. "I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did."
Author: George J. Mitchell
19. "But I went to high school in a Portland suburb and went to college here."
Author: Katherine Dunn
20. "To hell with that. A man goin' fishing with two whores from Portland don't have to take that crap."
Author: Ken Kesey
21. "The trip from Portland to New York City was like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen. It went on and on, and by the time you reached your destination, there was no sensation left in your extremities."
Author: Kristin Hannah
22. "People at the University of Portland were accepting and loving and open-minded. When you have a safety net, it allows you to take risks."
Author: Kunal Nayyar
23. "This is your life now?" "Guess so." "Huh," I said, summing up the situation perfectly. "Why don't you go back to LA?" Blue eyes watched me warily and he didn't answer at first. "My wife lives in Portland."
Author: Kylie Scott
24. "Statistically, Portland, Oregon has the most street kids, like kids that run away from home and live on the street. It's like a whole culture thing there. If you walk around on the streets, there are kids living on the streets, begging for money, but it's almost like a cool thing. They all just sit around and play music and squat."
Author: Laura Ramsey
25. "But hope got in, no matter how hard and fast I tried to stomp it out. Like these tiny fire ants we used to get in Portland. No matter how fast you liked them, there were always more, a steady stream of them, resistant, ever-multiplying.Maybe, the hope said. Maybe."
Author: Lauren Oliver
26. "As Steve draws me closer to the band, all I can see is a frenzied mass of seething, writhing people, like a many-headed sea snake, grinding, waving their arms, stamping their feet, jumping. No rules, just energy - so much energy, you could harness it; I bet you could power Portland for a decade. It is more than a wave. It's a tide, an ocean of bodies."
Author: Lauren Oliver
27. "You haven't met someone. Not a real, good someone anyway. Unless . . . Did you really hook upwith Kelsey in Portland?""Not your business, kid," he said. "But no.""You seem to like her a lot.""She's . . . nice." And I'm stuck with her. And he still hadn't figured out quite how to handle it. Heneeded to handle it. Fix it."Maybe you could ask her out.""You're cute."She frowned. "That's patronizing."
Author: Maisey Yates
28. "Are we going to Portland?" I asked. "Or Multnomah Falls?"He smiled at me. "Go to sleep."I waited three seconds. "Are we there yet?"His smile widened, and the last of the usual tension melted from his face. For a smile like that, I'd...do anything."
Author: Patricia Briggs
29. "The other part of me wanted to get out and stay out, but this was the part I never listened to. Because if I ever had I would have stayed in the town where I was born and worked in the hardware store and married the boss's daughter and had five kids and read them the funny paper on Sunday morning and smacked their heads when they got out of line and squabbled with the wife about how much spending money they were to get and what programs they could have on the radio or TV set. I might even get rich - small-town rich, an eight-room house, two cars in the garage, chicken every Sunday and the Reader's Digest on the living room table, the wife with a cast-iron permanent and me with a brain like a sack of Portland cement. You take it, friend. I'll take the big sordid dirty crooked city."
Author: Raymond Chandler
30. "Craziness is only a matter of degree, and there are lots of people besides me who have the urge to roll heads. They go to stock-car races and the horror movies and the wrestling matches they have in Portland Expo. Maybe what she said smacked of all those things, but I admired her for saying out loud, all the same--the price of honesty is always high. She had an admirable grasp of the fundamentals. Besides, she was tiny and pretty."
Author: Richard Bachman
31. "It wasn't exactly like talking, but it went something like this: Could you give us a ride north, Percy asked, like as close to Portland as possible?Eat seals, the whale responded. Are you seals?No, Percy admitted. I've got a man satchel full of macrobiotic beef jerky, though.The whale shuddered. Promise not to feed me this, and I will take you north.Deal."
Author: Rick Riordan
32. "At 13, when I was a runaway, I was taken in by the most amazing drag queens in Portland, Ore. We didn't always know where our next meal was coming from, but there was so much camaraderie and love. Not to mention, those girls could paint a face, and I learned how because of them."
Author: Rose McGowan
33. "When the girl at the squat got her throat slit, and Jacob got marked, Nix had been in Portland a little under a year. He had just bought a SpongeBob sleeping bag from Goodwill and had started to feel something like safe. But then, a roll or two of dust every other week helped with that."
Author: Tara Bray Smith

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