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The Chinese Ghost in the Grain Elevator

A Few Words on Ferries

Weird Post

You've seen the bumper sticker, "Keep Portland Weird," now you can delve into the history of Portland's unique weirdness. My friend, J.D. Chandler, a man of mystery  (who will soon have a book published retelling some of Portland's grizzliest grisliest murders) has started a blog for the purpose of chronicling Portland's past deviations from the status quo.

The blog is named, simply WEIRD PORTLAND, found at this link.

I am honored to have been asked to add a post--so, blowhard that I am, I pontificated on one of my pet peeves, something that has become an unnecessary mystery, Shanghai Dock. I guarantee it will no longer be a mystery to the reader who finishes the post, so this is a spoiler alert.

I also took the opportunity to share a parodical (I hope that is the right word) map of the infamous and non-existent "Shanghai Tunnels" with the readers of that post. For the purpose of propagation (in hopes that ridicule will somewhat stem the flood of …