Why Does k.d lang Love Portland? Because She Can Walk to Blazers Games

Reason no. 5 to love Portland right now.

Trail Blazers face the Denver Nuggets on March 28, 2017. Bruce Ely / Trail Blazers

"Probably the most important Portland experience for me is walking over the Broadway Bridge and going to see my Blazers. That, to me, is an incredible thing—that I can walk to the game. I just love the atmosphere of Rip City, and I love the team right now. In a way, they're better than they've been the last few years. They've been in the top 8 for the whole year pretty much. There were some hiccups, but the motivation of the team seems really in place. Every player is playing with a lot of heart, and that's really all you can ask for. And Damian [Lillard]'s commitment to Portland and his love for Portland is so infectious and beautiful. I'm just really into the Blazers." —k.d. lang

2. TriMet Could Soon Stop Charging Life-Ruining Fines

3. You Can Now Smoke Weed While Listening to Live Classical Music

4. Oregon's Unemployment Rate is Incredibly Low

5. Your Favorite Sports Team is Only a Short Walk Away

6. The Blazers Star in Some Weird-Ass Commercials

7. We Now Have a Mountain Bike Park in the City

8. 24 hours after Chamber Music Northwest Burned Down, the Last Concert in the Series Went on as Planned

9. Portland is the Playground of Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

10. You Can Soon Stream Local Music at the Library

11. Oregon Just Became the First State to Defelonize Hard Drugs

12. East Portland is Getting an Aerial Tree Walk

13. We're the World Capital of Canned Wine

14. Portland is a Hotbed of Small Bookstores

15. Unlike any Other City, We Have Multiple Niche Comedy Festivals

16. Our Developers Are Privatizing Socialism

17. The Nation's Best Airport Keeps Getting Even Better

18. We're Home to the World's First Sneaker Design School

19. Portland Scored the World's First Dog Tap Room

20Weed Prices are Falling From Cheap to Damn Near Free, and We Haven't Yet Found the Bottom

21. Our Local Mini-Mart Chain Makes Snickers Give You Free Candy Bars

22. The View From the MAX Orange Line is One of the Most Striking and Beautiful Paintings in the City 

23. We Are Still No. 1 in Semifactual Superlatives

24. We Make Biking So Accessible

25. You Can Crowdfund Anything Here

26. We Find So Many Ways to be Anti-Trump

27. Our Malls Are Becoming Cultural Embassies

28. Our Humane Society Rescues Pets From All Over the Country 

29. Winter This Year is a Pussycat

30. No One Mourns Closures Like We Do

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