Portland begs people to visit in most nauseating poem ever
This jumble of words took up an entire page in the Sunday New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle and other major newspapers.
It’s a farce in three acts. First, someone wrote it. Second, someone thought it was good. Third, someone paid for numerous full page ads that run $50,000 to $200,000 or more a pop.
Travel Portland admitted that it footed the bill, remarkable considering that the City of Roses, by any other name, smells just as rotten.
The tourism marketing firm even posted a video to go along with it, featuring the usual cast of unusual characters.
The stench from a year of riots, fires, murders, and Antifa tent cities is hard to erase with 23 lines of quirky bravado.
“Some of what you’ve heard about Portland is true. Some is not. What matters most is that we’re true to ourselves.”
Lol. It gets, um, worse.
“We have some of the loudest voices on the West Coast. And yes, passion pushes the volume all the way up. We’ve always been like this. We wouldn’t have it any other way.”
That the city tries to play the Precious Portland card at this point shows its people aren’t playing with a full deck.
Californians targeted by the ad were not impressed.
“What’s the pitch here? Come to Portland, we have faith in our future as our buildings burn?” Cerano Smith said.
“Dear Portland, I’ll take a pass,” Bill J. said.
Hat tip to reader Harold A., a friend of Nancy Pelosi, for sharing.