12 January 2009

Vol. 1, Issue 14 | Definitions, Part 4

[originally written 28 November 2007, 11:25am]

  1. a seaport in NW Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. 366,383.
  2. a seaport in SW Maine, on Casco Bay. 61,572.
  3. a town in S Texas. 12,023.

  1. wealthy or famous people who conspicuously or ostentatiously attend fashionable events.

    subculture of Portlanders distinguished by a ridiculous level of notoriety & seemingly ubiquitous attendance of oh-so-very-Portland events:
    • “Why does that guy look familiar?”
      “Him? Dunno, but I’ve seen him before too. Must be
    • [Origin: Mary-Suzanne Lamkins, 2007; portmanteau of Portland & glitterati]

Portlandia... the original Portlanderatti.

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