Word on the Street
A Portland glossary
Branson burn (n)
A skin condition likely to break out among some Portlanders after June’s cut-rate debut flights from PDX to San Francisco and LA on Virgin America, the US airline founded by gonzo British billionaire Richard Branson.
? In a sentence: “After I discovered I could advance-book a $99 ticket, I knew I had to head for Malibu and get a Branson burn, dermatologist be damned.”
Related post-travel phenomena: Vegas D.T.’s, lingering Amsterdam contact highs, New York states of mind.