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April 24, 2012 3:18 PM   Subscribe

This is Oregon [video] showcases the natural beauty found within 90 minutes of Portland.
posted by OverlappingElvis (34 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is Oregon: Constant, Non-stop, Rack Focusing
posted by wcfields at 3:24 PM on April 24, 2012 [12 favorites]


Maybe 'This is Cameras Footwear, and Guys' with occasional nature shots.
posted by Cranberry at 3:38 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


...nice backpacks, too...
posted by mule98J at 3:42 PM on April 24, 2012


In Oregon they make sure they point out that their cameras use *film*. Also, there's a waterfall.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 3:44 PM on April 24, 2012


Hey, I was just there at the first place they show in the video (Horsetail Falls) this Sunday. Spent the afternoon hiking the trails away from all the tourists and families out enjoying the warm day. First of many outdoor adventures I'm planning on this spring and summer, too. Awesome.
posted by daq at 3:48 PM on April 24, 2012


I'm sure it will surprise the people of Portland that there are some nice places around their wretched city.
posted by Flashman at 3:49 PM on April 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


I actually live in Portland for the miserable quality of life, and I pretend that nothing exists beyond a rectangle formed by 82nd Avenue / the Springwater Corridor / Skyline / Marine Drive in order to accentuate the sense of being trapped in city at all times.
posted by idiopath at 4:01 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


* maybe more like NW 23rd down to SW Barbur Blvd. rather than Skyline above
posted by idiopath at 4:02 PM on April 24, 2012


As much as I love Portland, this misses out on the Wallowas, the Siskiyous, Steens Mountain, the Rogue River, Picture Gorge, and, of course Crater Lake.

So, a bit Portland-Centric, here, guys!
posted by Danf at 4:05 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Danf: yeah, but all of those more than 90 minutes away. The video's up front about that. (They might've used a more accurate name, but, alas)
posted by curious nu at 4:12 PM on April 24, 2012


Limiting themselves to 90 minutes from Portland, it seems like a major blunder to miss out on the awesomeness that is the Columbia Gorge.
posted by mullingitover at 4:18 PM on April 24, 2012


Crown Point's a whole 45 minutes from downtown, rest of the waterfall loop another 15 on top of that depending on where along it you want to go. No big deal at all.
posted by curious nu at 4:21 PM on April 24, 2012


The annual Hasn't God been good to Oregon special is a lot better.
It encompasses the entire state.
As near as I can tell though, they don't put it online or sell versions, which is a shame.


(Also, Oregon is full of dirty hippies and homeless people. And it's really expensive to live here. Seriously, It rains all the time. Sorry, we're full, you wouldn't like it here anyway)
posted by madajb at 4:24 PM on April 24, 2012 [7 favorites]


I came for the dying of dysentery jokes, and I was disappointed.
posted by eriko at 4:27 PM on April 24, 2012 [4 favorites]


I can't feel the cold wet in those photos. Is there some kinda "warm it up filter" that I am unaware of?
posted by roboton666 at 4:32 PM on April 24, 2012


Madajb: I think all those people moved to Olympia.
posted by roboton666 at 4:33 PM on April 24, 2012


I can't feel the cold wet in those photos. Is there some kinda "warm it up filter" that I am unaware of?

Whatever it is, I'd swear they're using it on Grimm. Don't think I've seen a single rain drop the entire season so far.
posted by curious nu at 4:33 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would have enjoyed this video a whole lot more if it didn't show someone driving in the snow and dicking around with their cell phone at the same time (see 1:04). It's both dangerous and illegal.
posted by funkiwan at 4:38 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, trespassing and using a Canadian backpack.
posted by Flashman at 4:41 PM on April 24, 2012


I live in Portland largely because of the proximity to the coast, mountains and desert. Hardly a summer weekend goes by that I don't at least get into the gorge for a hike. You can take off work on a Friday, grab a case of delicious micro brews, and be swinging in a camp hammock over Timothy Lake by sunset. It's marvelous.
posted by Lutoslawski at 4:43 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have a dear friend who lives in Portland and I am constantly making jokes about hippies and eating from dumpsters and growing pot in your chicken coop and whatnot but then she retweeted something about a company that makes bikes out of reclaimed wood and I realized it just wasn't worth the trouble to make up that kind of stuff about her city.

What I have yet to tell her is that in a lot of ways I'm jealous of various aspects of her state and city.
posted by bondcliff at 5:33 PM on April 24, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Also, Oregon is full of dirty hippies and homeless people. And it's really expensive to live here. Seriously, It rains all the time. Sorry, we're full, you wouldn't like it here anyway)

Sounds like Canberra! Got hippies for public servants? You could use them to build a road and maybe get a couple of extra victory points.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:42 PM on April 24, 2012


Sounds like Canberra! Got hippies for public servants? You could use them to build a road and maybe get a couple of extra victory points.

Robber takes all my brick. >=[
posted by curious nu at 5:46 PM on April 24, 2012


This weekend we hiked in a state park only 20 minutes from Portland. In the forest was a brass band playing, and there was a crow festival, complete with crow experts lecturing on various crow things at stations. There is something innocently magical here that I never got growing up in Las Vegas,and that video reminded me that a lot of other people here share that wide-eyed kid on Christmas feeling here, no matter how long they have lived here.
posted by haplesschild at 6:16 PM on April 24, 2012


I moved to Portland from the southeastern US for multiple reasons; but one major one is that Oregon has by-god GEOGRAPHY! Not that there aren't many charming and beautiful places in the region I grew up in, but it's very different and in general much more...subdued than what can be found in the western US.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:29 PM on April 24, 2012 [2 favorites]


-= This is an exercise in indy self indulgence =-
posted by jnnla at 6:29 PM on April 24, 2012


haplesschild, do you mean crow or Crow?

Both would be awesome, in different ways...
posted by claudius at 8:34 PM on April 24, 2012


This video is terrible. There is some great Oregon scenery video at the Oregon Field Guide (Oregon Public Broadcasting) site.
posted by neuron at 10:04 PM on April 24, 2012


The video is bit Portland centric for my taste. Where's Painted Hill? Crater Lake? Alvord Desert? Steen Mountain? The dry part of the state is completely missing.

It's also missing important disclaimer: Welcome to Oregon, Now go home.
posted by Carius at 10:08 PM on April 24, 2012


"Come visit us again and again. This is a state of excitement. But for heaven's sake, don't come here to live." -- Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon 1966-1974

Actually, (as many have already pointed out), this is not Oregon -- this is lazy folk from the city driving out no more than an hour-and-a-half.

While I am generally of that clan (the lazy), I wouldn't ever claim that what I see within 90 miles of PDX is all of Oregon.

Besides, they didn't show the rain, the misery, the Californians leaping from bridges due to SAD...


Seriously, don't watch this. As was said up thread, "We're full."
posted by drfu at 11:13 PM on April 24, 2012


The point of the 90 minutes/ Portland centric thing is to lure film and TV commercial crews here for location work. Also helpful; strict urban planning means picture perfect red barns and farms 20 minutes from downtown.
posted by msalt at 11:39 PM on April 24, 2012


Nothing to see here.

Go home, we're full up right now.

Go to Idaho instead. There aren't as many Mormons as you think.
posted by scottu at 12:29 AM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


More Oregon porn.
posted by mullingitover at 12:15 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Even more.
posted by soonertbone at 1:46 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


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