1. Our community is big on acceptance and we can pretty much wear whatever the hell we want.
I was raised in Southern California, where I grew up believing that L.A. people had to be fashion-conscious — i.e. there were certain things we could wear, and certain things we would never touch. One thing I can’t thank Portland enough for is the open environment that it’s managed to foster. Portland’s community is a community of acceptance where figures like the Unipiper — a local Portland hero that rides a unicycle while wearing a kilt and Darth Vader mask — can roam the city freely without any fear of judgment.