Dateline Portland: Jupiter Hotel, not Uranus

Uranus. Hee.

So we were driving along Oregon’s Balmy Coast (aka the Oregon Rainforest) and I noticed a sign for the turnoff to Drain.

Me: Wow. Can you think of a worse name for a town than Drain?
Jim: (thinks) Silt. [ugly town in Western CO]
Me: That’s even worse than Silt.
Jim: (thinks)Poo-Poo City.  …(thinks)Festering Heights.
We are in the Jupiter Hotel, Dear Reader… possibly the hippest place in Portland, according to our buddy Bill who lives here. Bill and Savannah (his fee-yonce) will be here any minute to accompany us to the Doug Fir, Portland’s spiffiest (again, a.t. Bill) nightclub. Conveniently located onsite. Yay! Minimal stumbling required!
"Your bed may be in Jupiter, but your head is in Uranus…"
In other news, I seem to have left my entire overstuffed Caboodles case (not to be confused with Learning Caboodles… God, no) in Coos Bay. Feh. Though at least I got a trip to Fred Meyer’s beauty department out of it, where I scored some Bumble & bumble Surf Spray. Huzzah!

About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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5 Responses to Dateline Portland: Jupiter Hotel, not Uranus

  1. Herm says:

    Herm without Caboodle is like bread without butter…or a cube-of-butter-sized baby panda without a 250-pound mama to cuddle it.
    You’re the butter-sized baby, BTW. Not the mama.

  2. Mimi says:

    Giggle – Drain is pretty bad. Followed also in Oregon with “Jumpoff Jenny Creek” and “Umpqua” which is a life saver in the alphabet game!
    Are you coming our way?

  3. Barb H says:

    ::::::: snort ::::::::

  4. Jerrene` says:

    What? You’re not familiar with Boring OR? It’s just a few miles away from Portland…east toward’s Mt. Hood.
    So why haven’t I ever heard of the Jupiter Hotel? Where in Portland is it? Ok, never mind, just looked it up. Near my old neighborhood! Cool!

  5. robin says:

    Hmmm … Pittsville, MD
    “Your bed may be in Jupiter, but your head is in Uranus…” ROTFLMAO
    Just saw an ad for B&B Surf Spray … I want it. Any good?

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