Saturday, January 22, 2011


Mother 1: So, for graduation, my daughter wanted a poster of some rock star named Julian Casablancas ... and a poster of Abraham Lincoln.
Mother 2: ...what a nerd!
Mother 1: I know, right!?

- At Townshend's Tea House
-- Overheard by Ansel

Fair use

Wannabe Musician: It's not like I'm stealing any music. I'm just borrowing the lyrics.

- Clackamas Fred Meyer
-- Overheard by Capt. Mobius

Friday, January 21, 2011

Party Naked

Overheard while standing in the beer line at Cinema 21:

"Portland is just like any other city, only there's more alcohol and nudity."

- Overheard by Howard


On the max this morning, headed downtown, we got stuck on the bridge. People got bored, which is never good, because they start revealing things about themselves.

One ex-military to another: I was gonna go to Iraq before my ex-husband stabbed me in the side with a steak knife.

- Overheard by Christa

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Give me an "A"

Entrepreneur (to Angel): What is the startup scene like here in Portland?
Angel: It's like cheerleaders on crutches.

- Bye & Bye Kickstarter Meetup
-- Overheard by Rich

Monday, January 17, 2011


A girl and a guy at a restaurant with toy dinosaurs. The girl is looking at the names of the dinosaurs printed on the bottoms:

Girl (reading): "Parasaurolophus."
Guy: That's a made-up dinosaur name.
Girl: They're all made-up.

- Laughing Planet on NW 10th
-- Overheard by Alex

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All the single ladies

3rd grade girl to another at the drinking fountain: So, are you single?

- At a North Portland elementary school
-- Overheard by Ellen

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Contract with America

Woman at bar: I have a confession to make; When I was a waitress, I spit in Newt Gingrich's salad.

- Muu Muus
-- Overheard by Rich

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Sausage Love

Three girls headed to Rontoms on a Friday night

Girl #1: I LOVE sausage and pie. Together.
Girl #2: I know what you mean.
Girl #3: Yeah

- Overheard by Porte

Friday, January 07, 2011

Higher Education

Hipster #1, coming to a sudden realization: Is everyone at this table applying for grad school?

- Utopia Cafe
-- Overhead by lauraf