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We all could develop serious Austin envy, what with Google building high-speed Internet there and Kim Jong Un vowing to wipe the city (but why not Portland?!) off the map.

 

 

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A survey revealed Portland’s Tin House as the most female-fiction-friendly of the nation’s highbrow mags, printing more stories by women and more reviews of their work.

 

   

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Real World Portland’s abysmal ratings suggest a statistical oddity: there may have been more self-righteous Portlanders bragging about not watching the show than Americans actually watching it.

 

  

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Meanwhile, the real world (specifically, Gladstone) offered a possible premise for a much more exciting reality show, as two brave goats battled rampaging coyotes—and lived!

 

 

 

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The absence of US sailors from Old Town’s bars during this month’s Fleet Week could give the Canadian Navy its greatest “strategic opportunity” since World War II. 

This article appeared in the June 2013 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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