What's Portland's Greatest Name?
From Kyle Awesome to Beau Breedlove, we rank local monickers.
1. Danielle Foxhoven TRENDING: ↑
If soccer doesn’t work out, this Portland Thorns player could become a James Bond villain.
2. Kyle Awesome TRENDING: ↑
Mr. Awesome bailed as Banks’s city manager after faking his résumé. Hard to blame someone for trying to live up to his name.
3. Liverpool Liz TRENDING: ↑
Who wouldn’t buy a beer and a shot from this legendary early Portland saloon queen?
4. Ndamukong Suh TRENDING: ↓
This Portland-born NFL defensive stud inflicts as much damage on TV commentators as on rival linemen.
5. Ursula K. Le Guin TRENDING:—
Not only does she write science fiction—her name sounds like science fiction!
6. Wim Wiewel TRENDING: ↑
Portland State hit the linguistic gold mine when it hired “Vim VEEE-vehl!!!” as president.
7. Kristian Foden-Vencil TRENDING:↑
Every time this OPB reporter signs off in his mysterious Brit/Oregonian accent, we need a cigarette.
8. Ben Hur Lampman TRENDING:—
This old-time Oregonian editor and poet packed a name more powerful than his verse.
9. All the musicians TRENDING:↓
Black Francis. Pig Champion (RIP). Courtney Taylor-Taylor. We get it, dudes: you’re cool.
10. Beau Breedlove TRENDING:↓
Best name ever for a figure in a political sex scandal ... but everyone’s over it.
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