45 Characters, Famous and/or Infamous, That Make Portland an Exponentially More Intriguing Place

“I think part of the charm of Portland is that we’re all kind of famous. Like, maybe the only city outside of LA where everyone is a celeb.”

— Rebecca Minnick

NOTE: This list was conceived and written with the help of Patrick Banks, and a number of suggestions came by way of friends and acquaintances via Facebook and Twitter.
: More on Starr, “Portland’s Bird Whisperer.”
: Whoops. I had originally included Mark’s Hot Dogs in the original list (which would make it 46 Characters, Famous and/or Infamous…), but it accidentally got omitted due to a formatting error. 

The author in front of 151 Middle St., AKA The Hipster Mall

Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.