Just in case anyone's wondering, the name of the blog is inspired by two things:
First off, there's the old folk song "Portland Town" by Derroll Adams:
Here's a beautiful cover of the song by Jeremy Barnes' (formerly of Neutral Milk Hotel) band, A Hawk and a Handsaw:
Secondly, I've had the simple rhyme "The Rain Shits Down on Portlandtown" drifting through my mind for past many winters spent in PDX. Been saving it as the title for a song (so don't steal it, folks) but haven't got around to writing that ditty yet. For some reason, when naming the blog, I decided that while it was the perfect name for a tune, it might be a tad too crass as a blog name--thus, the slight change. Ah, my personal aesthetics...sometimes they're a mystery even to me.
So, there you have it. The long way 'round how we (the royal we, obviously) arrived at the name. Hopefully, it's not too boring a tale. And, seriously, check out the A Hawk and a Handsaw clip...it's gorgeous!