PORTLAND, Ore. — A hilarious show about keeping Portland weird wormed its way into our hearts (we miss you, Portlandia!).
#BirdieSanders made us laugh.
Live eels spilled all over an Oregon highway made us cringe.
Animals playing in the snow at the Oregon Zoo made us smile.
An infamous push off a bridge made us gasp.
This is what went viral in Oregon over the past decade.
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In no particular order, here are some of the top viral stories in Oregon from 2010-2019.
PORTLANDIA POPULARIZES HIPSTERDOM
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s sketch comedy series parodied Portland’s Keep Portland Weird mantra. Who can forget the feminist bookstore and the wait time for Sunday brunch? (January 2011-March 2018)
#BIRDIESANDERS TAKES OVER THE INTERNET
Channeling the political activism of its hometown, a small bird landed on Bernie Sanders’ podium during a 2016 speech in Portland. #BirdieSanders quickly swept the internet and Portland’s most meme-able moment of the decade was born. (March 25, 2016)
SNOW DAY AT THE OREGON ZOO
While the snowstorm in January 2017 may have frustrated drivers, the animals at the Oregon Zoo welcomed it with glee. Millions watched polar bears, otters, and elephants play in the snow. (Jan. 11, 2017)
7,500 POUNDS OF LIVE EELS SPILL ONTO OREGON HIGHWAY
A truck full of hagfish crashed on Highway 101 spilling thirteen containers of live eels onto the highway and causing a multiple car pileup. (July 13, 2017)
TEEN PUSHED OFF WASHINGTON BRIDGE
A Washington teenager fell nearly 60 feet after being pushed off a bridge by a friend. Jordan Holgerson suffered six broken ribs and a punctured lung. Now ex-friend Taylor Smith was sentenced to two days in jail and 38 days on a work crew. (Aug. 7, 2018)