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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

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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.

Synopsis:

An insider 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 and events, scenes of ghostly hauntings, strange local customs, and more. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

\CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers Fight Club, Choke, and Lullaby. His latest novel is Diary. For more information, visit www.chuckpalahniuk.net.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307420756
Subtitle:
A Walk in Portland, Oregon
Publisher:
Crown Journeys
Author:
Palahniuk, Chuck
Author:
Chuck Palahniuk
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel : United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
History : United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Portland
Subject:
Alternative lifestyles.
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
Walking - Oregon - Portland
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Literature Folklore and Memoirs
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Oregon Guide Books
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Portland
Subject:
Travel-Portland
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel : United States - West - Mountain (General)
Subject:
BEST-NONFICT OR532EndCap
Subject:
TRAV-PORTLAND801EndCap
Subject:
Travel - Oregon
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030708
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
175

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"Synopsis" by , An insider 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 and events, scenes of ghostly hauntings, strange local customs, and more. 25,000 first printing.
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