Portland deemed worthy of The Dude

PORTLAND - If not in the Los Angeles, where else would the Dude abide ? Perhaps in Portland.

In Estately's latest Best Cities list, The Rose City was amongst The 11 Most Lebowski-Friendly Cities for its amount of Lebowski-themed bars, bowling alleys, and bike rides. It also helped that The Dude's sweater was made by Portland-based Pendleton Woolen Mills, and The Stranger Sam Elliott grew up here.

If any one man s DNA were secretly implanted into a city s population it would The Dude s DNA in Portland, Oregon, the blog noted. This city is Dude-ville, a Lebowski paradise of aging hippies and mildly-employed idealists.

The blog also notes that The Dude would enjoy Portland for its lax marijuana usage regulations and abundance of bowling alleys.

The Big Lebowski - a Coen Brothers film released in 1998 - has become a cult comedy, even inspiring an annual Lebowski Fest , which was held in Portland in 2009.


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