Portland deemed worthy of The Dude

Portland deemed worthy of The Dude

Portland deemed worthy of The Dude

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by Justin Burton, KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:25 PM

PORTLAND - If not in the Los Angeles, where else would the Dude "abide"? Perhaps in Portland.

In Estately's latest "Best Cities" list, The Rose City was amongst "The 11 Most Lebowski-Friendly Cities" for its amount of Lebowski-themed bars, bowling alleys, and bike rides. It also helped that The Dude's sweater was made by Portland-based Pendleton Woolen Mills, and "The Stranger" Sam Elliott grew up here.

"If any one man’s DNA were secretly implanted into a city’s population it would The Dude’s DNA in Portland, Oregon," the blog noted. "This city is Dude-ville, a Lebowski paradise of aging hippies and mildly-employed idealists."

The blog also notes that The Dude would enjoy Portland for its lax marijuana usage regulations and abundance of bowling alleys.

"The Big Lebowski" - a Coen Brothers film released in 1998 - has become a cult comedy, even inspiring an annual "Lebowski Fest", which was held in Portland in 2009.

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