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Kept their mouths shutHere are strange personal museums weird annual events and ghost stories Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland Visit swingers' sex clubs gay and straight See Frances Gabe's famous 1940s Self Cleaning House Look into strange local customs like the I Tit a Rod Race and the Santa Rampage Learn how to talk like a local in a uick vocabulary lesson Get to know I mean really get to know the animals at the Portland zooOh the list goes on and on. Love this book It is however a decade old by now so some of the stuff has aged and passed onThe Willamette Weekly did an awesome job covering all the stuff in this book in July 2013 to see what was still there what was gone and to make some suggestions There's the first article which gives a nice little history of the book itself the second which goes through just about everything between the covers to see what's what in 2013

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Fugitives and Refugees A Walk in Portland OregonWant to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside Been looking for a naked manneuin to hide in your kitchen cabinets Curious about Chuck's debut in an MTV music video What goes on at the Scum Center How do you get to the Apocalypse CaféIn the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these uestions and as he takes you through the streets sewers and local haunts of Portland Oregon According to Kathe. The book hooked me in the Purple Room at Powell's with the first sentence a uote from fellow Portlander and author Katherine Dunn's Geek Love 'Everyone in Portland is living a minimum of three lives' I'm not suggesting anything insidious here but there are so many references to the other Doubleday author Dunn and her book that the word product placement did cross my mind I was there for a week on a work trip and even then I caught a glimpse of at least three Portlands a fit wealthy organic beautiful people out doorsy than and escaped from LA crowd mingling with west coast version of Jersey chic think 'Departure' the rooftop restaurant at the Nines; a methy furious anti the Man addict suatter maybe on bike and skateboard crowd mingling with true down and outs and psychotics these not those documented in this book are the city's most cracked of the crack ups; and warm smart lovey but also edgey demanding hugger people freaky kinky folks who imagine a world without limits who are genuine originals and who are rightly the focus of this book and who create the vibe that the city's geek suadrons and tech workers ride on Fittingly then the book has three voices the tour guide sections to both off the beaten and beaten paths; postcards ie memoir y pure Palahniuk vignettes that worked to insert narrative interest in a book that otherwise reads like a curiosity shop; and a third The best parts of the tour guide sections effectively lift the rooftop on a whole world of Portland's uirks and kinks These sections are uneven though with some such as the one on gardens that seem so straight up and without a trace of Palahniuk signatures that I wondered if they were added at the publisher's instructions On the books own uirks and kinks I admire a writer who'll slip in the word there're for there are every now'n'then And I liked the uaint or rebellious commitment to providing telephone numbers for every verge of extinction establishment and individual in the tour guide parts of the book The Portland vocabulary chapter too seemed tacked on to me like a publisher's gimmick because it's exactly the kind of thing the establishment people who buy cutesy tour guides love Oh our cab driver pointed out the smallest park in the world Mill's End park on SW Taylor It's breathtaking You must go there Make a day of it by sitting in the park and reading Chuck's book

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SUMMARY Fugitives and Refugees A Walk in Portland Oregon 108 Û Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside Been looking for a naked manneuin to hide in your kitchen cabinets Curious about Chuck's debut in an MTV music video What goes on at the Scum Center How do you get to the Apocalypse CaféIn the closest thingRine Dunn author of the cult classic Geek Love Portland is the home of America's fugitives and refugees Get to know these folks the most cracked of the crackpots as Palahniuk calls them and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise believe actually exist No other travel guide will give you this kind of access to a little history a little legend and a lot of friendly sincere fascinating people who maybe should've. Fun read for a Portland native but it read like vintage Probably 75% of the book no longer exists but I learned some interesting lore And the address of the castle mom always pointed out to me from downtown The Portland girl in me was annoyed at the misspellings of Oaks Park throughout I got married in the evening at that little church at Oaks so I like the idea that a dozen ghosts were present