Oregon: The ‘Small Town’ Capital Of the World. Cut. Print. New branding campaign. Feel free to use it, Oregon Tourism people.
Seriously, I love the fact that Oregon is lousy with small towns that haven’t changed much over the years. This summer we’re heading to Colorado, which will bring us through my favorite part of the state: the eastern side. I love the desert, the geography of it, the land, the small towns of the I-84 as you leave Oregon and travel into Idaho. Don’t get me started on the ghost towns.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. A little closer to home [Portland metro] is Tillamook. My introduction to Tillamook was second-hand stories from The Moneychangers and their nightmare gig there. Rock, roll and lots of booze no doubt.
I’m guessing the town doesn’t look much like this anymore: