Chart of the Day: Approaching Peak Portland?

Peak Portland

When will we exhaust our supplies of Portland? Research suggests that Peak Portland may be just around the corner–the rate of discovery of new sources of Portland has slowly decreased to a mere trickle over the past several decades. In 2013, Portland consumption hit an all-time high, reaching 31 Portland mentions per person per month (31 PMPPPM). In comparison, the last major discovery of new Portland deposits was in 2011, on a premium cable channel somewhere north of ESPN 3.

Note: After his sophomore year of high school, the author moved from St. Louis Park, Minnesota to Fredericksburg, Virginia, and reportedly would not shut the hell up about how great Minnesota is.

Nick Magrino

About Nick Magrino

Nick Magrino grew up all over the place but has lived in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis longer than anywhere else. He has a new cat, Sweater, and does not use hashtags at @nickmagrino. He is probably on a bus right now.

12 thoughts on “Chart of the Day: Approaching Peak Portland?

    1. brad

      According to Google Trends, Minneapolis needs better sports teams or bigger disasters to have any hope of catching up to Portland.

  1. Bear on a Bike

    Shouldn’t we also be tracking our Netherlands mentions? After all, those are indicative of our nation’s dependence on foreign Portland…

      1. Tony HuntTony Hunt

        Rather we need a moratorium on decrying progressive policies because “We’re not Europe.” So. Sick. Of. That.

    1. Nick MagrinoNick Magrino Post author

      “our nation’s dependence on foreign Portland”

      I’m happy I didn’t mention this, as you phrased it way better than I would have.

  2. jim

    Mpls should talk more about building a robust street car system. That would def increase the Portland references. Peter Wagenius can be the Jed Clampett of Portland discovery here in this here Twin Cities!

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