Jun 3, 2007

SHAGALOOCIOUS
PORTLAND, Oregon – This city is Seattle, 20 years ago, after a bowlful of Humboldt County's best. "Hey man, we gotta git in the Purple Passion Wagon, drive out to X and fire up the hookah," I overheard someone drawl.

Aside from that, Portland was all elbow tattoos and bathroom sex.

Ink of the arm hinge once indicated hard jail time, a prison murder or white supremacist leanings. Now, well, it's just another style thang, I'm told.

As for getting jiggy in the loo, perhaps my sample set was skewed. A couple wedged into the Amtrak toilet five minutes outside the station. "Patience is a virtue," mused the graybeard opposite me. Then another pair – a cougar and her catch – locked the door at Colosso, a NE tapas and cocktail bar.

Still, twice in two days?

Elbow tattoos and bathroom sex. Portland. Remember, you read it here first.

2 comments:

  1. "Portland was all elbow tattoos and bathroom sex."

    Hehe, that line should be in a Lonely Planet.

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