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Text by Scott Morrow, Meaghann Korbel, and Charlie Swanson
Though sometimes overshadowed by Pacific Northwest neighbors Seattle and Vancouver, Oregon’s cultural capital holds many distinctions of its own — including nicknames of “Brewtopia” and “Pornland” for its prevalence of coffee, beer, and strip clubs. Yet it’s known as much for green living as these vices, and known for bluegrass, world, and jazz music as much as punk and hardcore. So whether your type is more Poison Idea or Pink Martini, here’s a short list of anti-tourist destinations for the first (or next) time that you roll through.