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Portland: land of artisanal coffee shops where "left wing" is center, fixies abound, organic produce is de rigueur and dinner is typically followed by a spin on the fart patio. Okay, that last one is a Portlandia exaggeration and just goes to prove a point—people love to make fun of Portland. Is it really as eccentric as it's been made out to be? A Huffington Post style writer set out to answer that question, driving to the "weird" city to hobnob with the locals and talk fashion.
As you might expect, the result features an oddball cast of Portlanders who don't dispel with anybody's preconceived notions. They include Bonsai and his commune roomie Ninja Skywalker Buddha Clinic (aka Nina). Bonsai doesn't like to wear shoes. "Do you not worry about broken glass?" he is asked. "You can see glass easily on the ground," he says. "So interesting," responds the HuffPo correspondent squatting awkwardly on the floor next to the duo. Other highlights of the video include Mike, a "publicly traded person" whose every life decision is up to his shareholders (he wears nothing but Brooks Brothers, also). Oh, just watch it already.
· What Portland Can Teach The Rest Of America About Getting Dressed [HuffPo Style]