You're a long-time Oregonian if you remember any of these:
* the Vanport Flood, Memorial Day 1948
* the 1962 Columbus Day storm
* RFK's Oregon campaign stop, shortly before his assassination in 1968
* Governor Tom McCall's 1971 non-invitation to tourists: ". . . Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. . ."
* the 1977 Trail Blazer NBA Championship (and have the t-shirt to prove it!)
* the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the subsequent ashy gray Rose Festival parade
*the old and the older iconic Portland sign:
* walking out of the PDX passenger terminal to see Mt. Hood in all its glory (a view now obscured by a modern multi-story parking garage)
* Portlandia's 1985 arrival via barge on the Willamette River to its home in downtown PDX
* the classy law-abiding, service-oriented Trail Blazer pro basketball team of the late 1980s
* the words to "Rip City Rhapsody" and the famous phrase uttered by "The Schonz"
* we rode the MAX for free one crazy evening during its PDX grand-opening in 1985
* the 1996 flood and "Vera's Wall"
* we rode the MAX for free again, this time during its West-side opening in 1998