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I'm kind of Hardcore...

How much of a Hardcore Oregonian are you?

1. I've visited Timberline Lodge~yes
2. I've picked blackberries.~yes
3. I've visited Fort Clatsop.~yes
4. I've sat around a bonfire on an Oregon coast beach.~yes
5. I've visited the Oregon Country Fair.~not yet
6. I've seen a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.~no

7. I've seen a Portland Trail Blazers game live.~yes
8. I've attended a Civil War football game.~god no
9. I've visited Bonneville Dam.~yup
10. I've visited the Capitol building in Salem.~yes
11. I've walked part of the Oregon Trail.~walked, biked and camped
12. I've visited Crater Lake.~yes
13. I've visited Multnomah Falls.~yes
14. I've visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory.~yes
15. I've visited the Wallowa Mountains.~yes
16. I feel depressed when I see a fresh clear-cut.~oh yes
17. I've hunted game.~yes
18. I know where Celilo Falls used to be.~yes
19. I've seen "Drugstore Cowboy."~yes
20. I own some article of Pendleton Woolen Mills clothing or bedding.~yes
21. I've read something by Stewart Holbrook.~no
22. I never drink bottled water.~no, I do

23. I hate pumping my own gas when I visit other states!~yup
24. I've returned cans and bottles and immediately bought more beer.~yes
25. I've had a 10-minute or longer conversation about an Oregon microbrew.~oh yes
26. I've visited an Oregon winery.~yes
27. I've eaten pears or apples off a tree near Hood River.~yes
28. I've tasted a hazelnut milkshake from Burgerville.yes
29. I know some of the lyrics to "Louie, Louie."~sadly yes, hate that song
30. I know who Steve Prefontaine was.~yes
31. I "know" a professional who uses marijuana regularly.~lots
32. I've played Hacky Sack.~yes
33. I know who said, "We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live."~Tom Mcall
34. I wince when I see an SUV with a California license plate idling in the parking lot of a real estate office.~yes, with low profile tires~
35. I've started and finished "Sometimes a Great Notion" by Ken Kesey.~yes
36. I've read "Livability" by Jonathan Raymond.~no
37. I've read an entire book at Powell's while sitting in the coffee room.~yes
38. I've run naked in the Oregon woods, desert or beach.~yes
39. I've either fished for salmon or seen salmon spawn in the wild.~yes
40. I've seen either a coyote, bear, deer or cougar in the wild.~yes
41. I've ridden a bicycle in the past month.~yes
42. I've climbed a tree in the past year.~no
43. I've attended the Pendleton Round-Up.~no
44. I've seen the Painted Hills.~no

45. I've visited the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.~yes
46. I've attended the Oregon State Fair.~yes
47. I've either run the Hood to Coast or biked U.S. 101 or climbed Mount Hood or hiked all or part of the Pacific Crest Trail or surfed in Oregon's oceans or windsurfed in the Columbia River.~yes
48. I've cut my own Christmas tree.~yes
49. I've ridden in the Oregon City Elevator.~yes
50. I never use an umbrella! * ~yes

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