Using an Umbrella, Portland Style

How Portlanders Use Umbrellas. (Courtesy of 94/7 FM).
How Portlanders Use Umbrellas. (Courtesy of 94/7 FM).

I’ve said many times that one of the rules to visiting Portland, or living in the Pacific Northwest, is that locals never use umbrellas. Apparently, I was wrong. Turns out we do use them. Just not in the conventional manner. Truth is, I wonder if this guy even knows how to work the thing. But at least he owns one, which is more than I can say for myself.

Ahh, Portland. How I love you. And how I miss your rainy season…

Published by Swinged Cat

I'm a a professional writer and editor for a media/publishing firm in Rapid City, South Dakota. When not writing, I enjoy vinyl records, lava lamps, photography, hiking, and Bloody Marys...not necessarily in that order.

7 thoughts on “Using an Umbrella, Portland Style

  1. That is too funny, Mark! Hilarious photo!

    And it’s so ironic you posted this. I just got caught in a HUGE rain storm while walking home from the grocery store because I had NO umbrella! I was literally soaked through when I got home. I honestly didn’t care though, I love rain!


  2. The first thing that popped into my mind upon seeing this was that photo from Vietnam where there is one or two guys riding in a truck cab that is powered by a water buffalo.


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