Portland is in the middle of a rain forest

Hello. This is my first post for Portland. I used to live inside Portland city limits but now I live about 8 miles outside the city limit, so maybe I should post about “Portland and surrounding areas”.

In any event, it’s raining once again. The back yard is flooded. This is usual for this time of year.

According to various weathercasters, Portland and other parts of Oregon are in a drought. Only in Portland could there be a drought at this time of year just because it didn’t rain the usual amount, which is a lot.

Portland is, or was a little more than a hundred years ago, smack dab in the middle of a rain forest. I wish it were a tropical rain forest, but it’s not.

I guess the unwritten rule for the internet is that there has to be a portal for every imaginable subject under the sun. Sure enough, there is a portal that will give you information about rain forests. Interestingly enough, it is called RainForest.org.

I understand that Portland gets about the same amount of rain as Philadelphia. I find this difficult to believe, but I suppose it’s possible, although I can’t imagine how it’s possible.

It’s about time to check the weather again. Nevermind, I am able to look through the window and with my superior deductive skills, I can deduce that it’s raining…once more…again…and again… Is the liquor store still open? Why are my shoes and clothes wet? Why are ducks swimming outside the door? Is that one of those famous polluted fish from the Willamette River smiling at me outside the window?

3 Comments so far

  1. Betsy (unregistered) on March 29th, 2005 @ 10:20 am

    Welcome, John!

    Meet you at the liquor store…you need some of that New Deal vodka, right…?

  2. John H. (unregistered) on March 29th, 2005 @ 3:40 pm

    Sounds like a good idea. New Deal Vodka?

    I’ve been informed that there is vodka made in Oregon and that a proper transplanted Oregonian should purchase that sort of vodka. Then again, that could just be clever marketing ploy to get me to buy cheap, but not sleazy, vodka.

  3. Jana (unregistered) on April 19th, 2005 @ 3:14 pm

    Hi Betsy! Welcome, John!

    We just wish we could personally welcome all new Portlanders to the area…. clever marketing or not, we make vodka so you can drink local.. and we love to know what folks think.. so if you have a chance to try us out, don’t be shy about dropping us a line with your feedback.. thanks!

    Jana @ new deal distillery. com

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