Fugitives and Refugees

Fugitives and Refugees

A Walk in Portland, Oregon

eBook - 2007
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Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk's tonsils currently reside?Been looking for a naked mannequin 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 Café?In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers, and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine 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 kept their mouths shut."Here 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 quick vocabulary lesson. Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland zoo. Oh, the list goes on and on.From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9780307420756
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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The author takes readers on a walking tour of Portland, Oregon, revealing the city's quirky, cheap, and wild side as he visits unusual museums, offbeat annual festivals, scenes of ghostly hauntings, and strange local customs.

The author takes readers on a walking tour of Portland, Oregon, revealing the city's quirky, cheap, and wild side as he visits unusual museums, offbeat annual festivals, scenes of ghostly hauntings, and strange local customs.

The author takes readers on a walking tour of Portland, Oregon, revealing the city's quirky, cheap, and wild side as he visits unusual museums, offbeat annual festivals, scenes of ghostly hauntings, and strange local customs.

Chuck Palahniuk takes you on a tour of his Portland. It's a adventurous journey of the past, present, and future of our unique city.


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Aug 22, 2013

A look at both parts of Portland that no longer exists and a love letter to how unchanging Portland has been. If you live there, most of what Palahniuk highlights is just part of being a resident.

mallc Jun 02, 2011

This is a really creative approach to the travel guide genre.

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