PORTLAND, Ore. – Apparently Portland has a mascot in Japan. And it’s not a Voodoo doughnut, a book from Powell’s, Salt & Straw ice cream or a food cart.
Apparently he’s been around for months. He was born in the spring when Travel Portland released a promotional music video with a song written and performed by Portland band Ages and Ages. It's called “Odnarotoop,” which according to Travel Portland, comes from the Japanese pronunciation of “Portland” spelled backwards.
Check out the music video for “Odnarotoop” and Mr. Dude’s magical Portland journey.