city: portland

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women and women first

from portlandia posted in television by corporate_sunshine

The Women and Women First Bookstore (real name: In Other Words Women's Bookstore) is located here. Run by Toni and Candace (Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen), it has a pretty diverse client base, including Steve Buscemi, Aubrey Plaza, and Heather Graham. I haven't tried the campu-choochoo-choochoo tea there, but I heard it tastes like soot and hot water and looks like a stillbirth.

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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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