Word on the Street: Barwinism
What Portlanders are saying—or should be.
Barwinism bär-wen-izem (n)
The ability to adapt one’s manner, behavior, or appearance in order to successfully (and expeditiously) get a bartender’s attention. In a sentence: “If you want to get a drink, whatever you do, don’t raise your hand. Just silently nod and look cool. And take off those glasses; he hates anything ‘hipster.’ It’s pure barwinism in here.” See also: Survival of the hottest; Natural Light selection; Bro-Magnons