city: portland

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oblique coffee

from portlandia posted in television by corporate_sunshine

In Season 1, Episode 6 of Portlandia, this coffee house is where Fred and Carrie meet the mayor (Kyle MacLachlan) when he has the bold idea of bringing a professional baseball team to Portland (and to get bagels). The Portland Thinkers are later transmuted into a cartoon at this same place.

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lucky devil lounge

from portlandia posted in television by prof_improbable

This is the location used for the "stripper shadows on her first day of work" sketch from the Season 1, Episode 3 of Portlandia.

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burnside skatepark

from tony hawk’s pro skater, grind session, and tony hawk’s pro skater 3 posted in video games by prof_improbable

Burnside Skatepark is located underneath the Burnside Bridge on the east side of the Willamette River.

Originally built by the skating community without permission, Burnside was eventually approved by the city as a public skatepark.

It is a level for multiple Tony Hawk skateboarding video games.

It was also featured in the 1993 film Free Willy, and the 2007 film Paranoid Park. You can catch a glimpse of it in the beginning montage (and the occasional segueway) of the TV show Portlandia.

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reed college

from steve jobs posted in technology by pete_nice

In 1973, Steve Jobs attended classes for less than six months at this private liberal arts college. After deciding to drop out, Jobs was able to attended classes that interested him rather than his core requirement classes. He later cited dropping in on a calligraphy class as extremely influential in developing multiple fonts for the Mac.

While living as a drop-out, Jobs collected empty glass bottles for the deposit, slept on the floor in friends' rooms, explored Eastern mysticism, and occasionally took LSD.

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dark horse comics

from dark horse comics posted in comic books by crabapple

Darkhorse Comics is the third largest comic book publisher in the United States.

Started in 1986, the company went on to be involved in the production of the following comics: Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Predator, Mass Effect, Conan, and Who Wants to be a Superhero?

Dark Horse also publishes creator owned comics such as Frank Miller's Sin City and 300, Mike Mignola's Hellboy, Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, Gerard Way's Umbrella Academy, and Michael Chabon's The Escapist.

Synonymous with edgy work and creator-controlled content, Dark Horse is known to throw the smack down.

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