Next time you, a Portlander, are interviewed by a reporter from afar, throw that fantastic fact into the conversation, and act as if you believe it. The goal is that someday we’ll be reading in the New York Times about Portland’s grungy flannel hip urban greenness and we’ll also learn that many people believe Portland was built on an ancient unicorn burial ground.
If you think an ancient unicorn burial ground is too far fetched, suggest some alternatives in the comments!
I have a certain affinity for knit hats, inked skin, loud music and creative types. So it is no surprise that I love Portland, Ore.
When I visited, I stayed at the funky, uber-hip and uber-Portland Ace Hotel, located in the Pearl District.
Grab a seat at the zinc bar or at one of the communal farmhouse tables, and watch the team of tatted, beanied, vintage T-shirted cooks gracefully orchestrate the bustling lunch and dinner service.
Anyway, it goes on and on.
Actually in the second quote above, you’ll notice that the Ace Hotel is “located in the Pearl District”. This is news to me, as I never considered SW Stark Street to be part of the Pearl District. I think I’ve read this before in one of these Portland travelogues; perhaps the marketing department at the Ace Hotel has their own unicorn burial grounds tale to tell . . .