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Portland, Oregon is very “hygge”. A Danish word I learn while chatting with cosplayers in Denmark, While the term has no direct English translation, coziness is probably the closest English definition. Associated with relaxation, indulgence, and gratitude, hygge has long been considered a part of the Danish national character. The week I spent in Portland reminds me of the term. For early badge pick-up, I went to a local comic book store (can’t remember the name) where they welcome us with cheers?

Ground Kontrol has classic video games on tap and beer for quarters! Wait, was it classic video games for quarters and beer on tap?


Rose City Comic Con

I flew to Portland and all I got was this t-shirt. I still have it 10 years later!