Top 105 Portland Quotes

In this post, you will find great Portland Quotes from famous people, such as Katherine Dunn, Ashlyn Harris, Rasheed Wallace, Russell Howard, Ted Wheeler. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Sometimes we followed the crops, doing migrant labor. W

Sometimes we followed the crops, doing migrant labor. We did several years of tenant farming in Western Oregon starting in the early ’50s. Later, my stepdad managed gas stations in a small town near Portland.
How many times do you get to play in Portland in front of how many thousands of people? That’s the kind of environment we want to be in.
When I was with Washington, Portland, Detroit, everybody still got love for me and I still got love for them.
Portland is incredible. It’s the most amazing place.
Portland took the lead on climate action more than 25 years ago when we became the first U.S. city to adopt a climate action plan.
I don’t really like New York better than Portland. It’s just a different place.
Elliott Smith
Portland is where all the fringe groups went to escape. Where the outliers brought that DIY, punk rock attitude and made the city their own.
I would love to be able to compete against Raquel Gonzalez. She debuted on NXT TakeOver: Portland helping Dakota Kai defeat Tegan Nox and I would definitely like to stand toe-to-toe with her at an NXT TakeOver event.
But I went to high school in a Portland suburb and went to college here.
One of the things that I was taught in Portland is ‘Never too high, never too low.’
Everyone wants to come to Portland to play, whether for us or against us.
With me and Portland, it wasn’t moving anywhere. I wasn’t given a bigger role as I played more and more with the club. I felt I could have been utilized in a bigger way.
Moving to New York made all the difference in my creating this new series with Ellie Hatcher. I love Portland, and it’s always going to be one of my favorite cities, but it was getting to the point where, after I’d moved to New York, I couldn’t write as specifically about Portland any more.
Portland is a place where everyone closes their eyes and crosses their fingers and hopes for a better community. They keep it small and local, and usually they think if they just make great coffee, it’s the best thing for the neighborhood.
Portland is a two-hour flight from L.A. It has wonderful talent, and it hasn’t been shot to death. I’m all in favor of it becoming a serious player in the industry.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Portland basketball fans are the best basketball fans in the world.
I miss playing basketball and the city of Portland and the Rose Garden.
Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passionpainting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless.
Portland, Oregon won’t build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
I think there are really great movements happening in Portland. It’s nice being in a place that supports itself and stands on its own.
I have the biggest sweet tooth, and just recently a doughnut shop in Portland called Pip’s Original introduced a doughnut inspired by me called the ‘Dirty Wu.’ It is a cinnamon-sugar doughnut with sea salt, drizzled with honey and Nutella.
I personally think of Linux development as being pretty non-localized, and I work with all the people entirely over e-mail – even if they happen to be working in the Portland area.
Taking command of HMS Portland is definitely the highlight of my 16 years in the Navy. It is a challenge that I am fully trained for and ready to undertake.
Sarah West
Life here (in the Pacific Northwest, not in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland or the chain of buildings connecting them but in the rest of the place, out west and east from the north-south I-5 river) can sometimes feel like a half-dream, half-myth.
I don’t think I would live outside of the Northwest. I think the quality of life in Portland is really good. People move from intense, high-powered jobs, and move to Portland, work half as much and live twice as good.
But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
Elliott Smith
Portland is an amazing and awe-inspiring city. It’s a city we cherish for its beauty. A city we love for its tolerance.
If I had to make a choice for the Hall of Fame… I would have gone in as a Portland Trail Blazer.
I’m very open to Portland.
My focus in 2016 will be the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, and as preparation for that, I will try to break the world indoor mile record in Stockholm on February 17.
Genzebe Dibaba
I like Portland. It’s a cute city. You’ve got a lot of twirly mustaches and things – I’m into that, the hipsters.
I was living down in this awful little redneck town in

I was living down in this awful little redneck town in Oregon, and everyone else was living in Seattle, so we rented a house in Portland, between the two.
Portland is a permanent road course built in a beautiful state, which is for me a fantastic area for many reasons. The downside is that the weather is so unpredictable that it’s not uncommon to start the race on the dry and end with the rain as it happened to me in 1996 when I won my first Champ Car race.
I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did.
During my senior year, there were NBA scouts at my games. At some point, I guess, I started hoping I’d get drafted by a team where there would be a great situation for me. As it turned out, Portland was the best situation for me.
Terry Porter
I went to college on the East Coast in Portland, Maine.
I just love Portland, man. For real.
I want Portland to be the cleanest city in America.
I didn’t mean to live in Portland. It was kind of an accident – I mean, the equivalent of my car breaking down there and me being like, ‘Well… I guess this is what I’m doing. I just can’t find a better alternate.’
When I was a kid, I was a big fan of the regional scene. I read ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated,’ and I watched Portland Wrestling and everything I could.
I like to think Portland and L.A. are not rivals; they’re cousins. As cities on the West Coast, they’re distinct in their own way but still culturally similar.
I love Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who are from New Zealand, living in Portland.
After my parents split up my mother moved to Lake Oswego and I went to Lake Oswego High School. And then finally I went to Portland State University for a year and a half before dropping out and moving to New York.
Karl Glusman
There are amazing behind-the-scenes technicians in Portland who didn’t want to raise their families in L.A.
The role of my job is I’m always trying to figure out where I need to be. Do I need to be at a college game, at an international game, with the team, at practice, with my coaches, with a few of the players, up in Portland, Maine? I mean, where do I need to be?
You can ride your bike to anywhere in Portland if you want to. I think there was a charming underdog mentality when I first moved here in the late ’80s that is definitely gone. People acted more like underdogs, dressed more like underdogs.
Janet Weiss
I love Portland. I think it’s one of the best cities – I obviously haven‘t been to very many places, but I had one of the best times I’ve had on a set there.
Liv’s dad comes to Portland to visit. He flies up on his little plane and we spoil him and feed him and give him a dose of real life. We take his cellphone and hide it from him.
When you move from a different country, it takes a while to make friends. I found myself being lonely a lot at first. In New Delhi, I had all my family. But Portland is one of those cities you can immerse yourself in and feel comfortable. People are so friendly.
In Portland, I am more involved in the details of trade discussions because I’ve been around that sport longer and can watch tape and can give some input to the drafting process. In football, not at all. It’s so specialized.
I’d love to bring a championship here to Portland.
I hung out in Northeast Portland, I hung out in Beaverton. I knew a lot of people on every demographic. For me out there, I loved my time out there.
We came to Portland because there was a good alternative public school. Friends who lived there told me about it, and my son loved it. I left his dad and went to work slinging hash in a breakfast diner and working nights tending bar in a biker tavern.
When I was really rolling in Portland, I was top five in minutes.
A strange potion runs through the basketball blood of Portland. It’s stayed hot from the days of games at the Memorial Coliseum, where the Blazers played from their inception in 1970 until 1995.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
It would be nice if we redefined what we meant by ‘war story.’ If you’re making $15,000 a year living in a certain area of Portland, trying to make it with three kids and no husband, that’s a kind of war.
Sometimes in Portland I’m like, ‘Who is funding this city?’ It’s doing great – there’s all these new shops; there’s a synthesizer store. Where is this coming from?
I was ten years old in 1969, and while we lived in Arizona that year, I spent most of the summer staying with family friends in Portland, Oregon while my parents visited Spain. It was an adventure all around.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Portland is the perfect weekend getaway. I studied acting in Portland and lived there for five years. It’s a small city with so much to do. There’s beautiful scenery, a great bar scene, and so many fabulous restaurants.
Kenneth Choi
Going to the Portland Trail Blazers, who actually took the time to invest in me, was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me in my career. I got to a small market where I could focus on basketball, basketball, basketball. No distractions.
Yes, Portland is governable. Yes, it’s challenging.
Portland has a long history of embracing the most important of American values. Those are the rights to assembly and the rights to free speech. And we’re proud of protecting those core American values.
The reason I like Portland is the idea of going to a su

The reason I like Portland is the idea of going to a supermarket and knowing there’s no way to be recognized. L.A. is so social.
You know, I know a lot of lifeguards. Both my parents were lifeguards at a lake in El Paso, Texas. I was a lifeguard in a swimming pool in Portland, Ore. And I have known and met and befriended a number of oceangoing lifeguards in California where I live.
To me, Portland, there’s a lot of things to do out there especially if you have a growing family.
The other day, a doughnut shop in Portland called Pip’s Originals tweeted me telling me that they named a doughnut after me called the ‘Dirty Wu.’ It is a cinnamon sugar doughnut drizzled with honey and Nutella. It was so good. I just won the Oscar in the sci-fi world.
Transitioning our households, businesses and government operations in Portland and Multnomah County to 100 percent clean energy by 2050 is achievable, but it will require strong policy guidance and innovative new sources of funding.
When I first started going to Portland, people told me about Stumptown. They were like ‘Oh, it’s the best coffee,’ and I thought, ‘How good could it really be?’ I’m like, ‘Sure, great, uh… I’d love to see it.’ But then when I went, it truly, I am not kidding, is the best coffee I have ever had.
I live in Portland. I’m a man of the world, and I live in Portland.
From Portland’s ban on large, fossil fuel terminals to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Standard and the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Act, our local actions send ripples through the energy landscape nationwide.
Is Portland worse off than other cities? Is Portland really ‘Tent City U.S.A.?’ I want to be clear: The answer is no. While the homeless situation in Portland is significant and unacceptable, it is not unique.
Mike Marshman is a quality choice to fill the role of Portland Police Chief.
For me, I love Portland. I love the food scene, I love the vibe, the environment.
I play a lot of video games, cook meals for my best friends and chosen family in Seattle, and find time to visit my family in Portland, Oregon.
I am committed to ensuring that, as Portland grows, the things we love about our city grow along with us.
When I was in Portland, there were some dark times for me.
Bounce is taking flight all over the globe. New York especially, and L.A., Canada, Portland, Washington. It keeps getting bigger and bigger.
I feel like, of course, Portland didn’t want me to leave, but I feel like at the end of the day it’s good to have a fresh start.
Portland is a really great city, especially because I’m a shopper and there’s no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100.
Bitsie Tulloch
Imagine a safe city with all the affordable housing we need, a city that uses its resources to help lift the marginalized up and into stability. This is the Portland I imagine. This is the Portland I dream about every single day.
Portland is utopia. My favorite thing would be it’s earnestness. I am earnest, too.
Once I was in a cafe in Portland and the woman at the next table and I began chatting and in the course of our conversation she strongly recommend I visit this web site called ‘The Rumpus’ so I could read this advice column called ‘Dear Sugar.’ It was so painful not to tell her that in fact I was Sugar, but I didn’t.
Cheryl Strayed
From a small market, nobody had heard of me. ESPN had guts, they had courage, they rolled the dice. A guy flew into Portland, we got a rare snowstorm, he was stuck there four days, John McConnell listened to me, and he recommended me.
I became a starter in Portland, and then I lost my spot, but for what reason? It wasn’t explained to me. I thought it was unfair.
A lot of the people in Northern California and parts of Oregon have decided that we are not on the same page as San Francisco and Portland and Los Angeles. I don’t know if six states is a solution because is Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country really going to give California 10 new senators?
Doug LaMalfa
Being here in Houston, I have a lot more weight on my shoulders than I did in Portland. I feel a lot more appreciated because I am starting now, and I’m scoring goals.
I’d lived in Portland on and off for a decade before I’d even heard of Vanport. It was this town of 20,000 people that washed away from north Portland.
Obviously in the NBA, winning is everything; every NBA player will tell you when you are in a winning situation that’s what this league is about. That one year in Phoenix when we went to the Western Conference finals was amazing; Portland when we got to the second round was a great year.
I started drag in Portland, Oregon, but I don’t feel that I came to life as a drag queen until I started working in Seattle. That’s what really lit the rocket fuel in my career.
I was a West Hollywood and Laurel Canyon girl for years, and it was so central that I felt like we’d moved to Portland when we came to Malibu, but now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. We have the best of all worlds, hilltop living, 15 minutes from town, with the beach at the bottom of the road.
Portland is quickly becoming one of those lovely, lush Third World countries where kinda-rich people retire with their money.
We need more partnerships like Vigor Industrial and Portland Community College where men and women in search of a career can get the training they need to get hired right out of school.
We had some great years in Portland. We went to the finals twice. We won 63 games one year. You can’t tell me those weren’t championship teams.
Portland was such a great place to be while filming bec

Portland was such a great place to be while filming because there were a lot of things to do when we weren’t shooting.
I am dedicated to ensuring that the prosperity our city is experiencing extends to everyone who lives, works and visits Portland.
In Portland, there are so many trained artists and technicians, there’s an enormous talent base. And it’s not like second-stringers.
The tactics that the Trump administration are using on the streets of Portland are abhorrent. People are being literally scooped off the street into unmarked vans, rental cars, apparently. They are being denied probable cause. And they are denied due process. They don’t even know who’s pulling them into the vans.
Portland doesn’t have the same kind of infrastructure that the national film hubs have. We struggle with that a little bit.
I am very proud to be taking command of a Type 23 frigate, which is an extremely flexible warship, and I’m looking forward to taking HMS Portland on operations with a professional and focused team.
Sarah West
I thought Portland had a really good chance. But after we didn’t win it, I knew my time was up there. But it wasn’t a totally bad situation for me there. It was a great situation coming out of high school.
I loved growing up in Portland because I’m not from L.A. or New York or Chicago or some cool city… It was a very regular suburban life.
Portland calls itself a ‘sanctuary city,’ but it’s nothing of the sort for a law-abiding journalist.
Andy Ngo
Portland’s as good a place as any. The food is good, the people are nice. I’m in love with it.
Sasha Roiz
If Portland can truly have a true comics show that doesn’t become a media show but retains its focus on comics, I think it’s going to serve the city well. If this becomes a big show, it’s going to bring in a lot of money for the city.
My blog is a celebration of the unexpected, settled, happy life I find myself living in Portland, Maine, at the ripe old age of fifty with someone I deeply love and am very happy with. That’s part of why I started the blog.