With the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) nonprofit organization emblazoning the side of a downtown Portland building with Alicia Silverstone’s naked tush exclaiming the hazards of wearing wool, we decided it was time to investigate one of the popular elements of Stumptown – why is Portland so liberal?
However, when we heard that Stumptown was named one of America’s 15 Best Cities for Pizza, we couldn’t help but be proud of our town’s amazing restaurateurs. When the average person thinks “cities with great pizza,” they think New York City. They think Chicago. They don’t think Portland.
Portland, Oregon has a wide variety of nicknames – the Rose City (or City of Roses), Stumptown, Rip City, Silicon Forest, PDX – but in our investigation into our beloved town’s nicknames, we’ve saved the most misunderstood one for last – Slabtown.
Why is it misunderstood? For starters, it’s not a nickname for the city – it’s a nickname for one of the neighborhoods!
Intrigued? Read on and we’ll delve deeper.