Portland, OR

3 Famous People From Portland, Oregon

Matt Lillywhite


It's no secret that Portland is an incredible place to live. Situated near the pacific coast, it's one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Plus, there's incredible places nearby for skiing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.

In my opinion, Oregon is certainly one of the best places in the country to live. And clearly, I'm not the only one who thinks that. Here's a list of several famous people who call Portland home:

Bret Weinstein
Weinstein was a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Washington until 2017. He established The Reserve-Capacity Hypothesis in 2002, claiming that telomeric variations between humans and laboratory mice have led scientists to underestimate the threats that experimental drugs pose to humans in the form of heart disease, liver dysfunction, and associated organ failure.
Weinstein started the DarkHorse Podcast in June 2019, which he usually co-hosts with his wife Heather. Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Tristan Harris, and many other well-known names affiliated with world affairs, research, and culture have been among their guests.

Larry Andersen

Larry Eugene Andersen, a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher and current radio color analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies, was born on May 6, 1953.
Andersen threw both an above-average fastball and a fantastic slider. The Cleveland Indians drafted him in the seventh round out of high school in 1971. He signed right away. He pitched for Reno of the California League in 1972, going 4-14 with a 6.53 ERA in 124 innings and a 1.80 WHIP in his first complete season.

Neil Everett

Neil Everett is a sportscaster for ESPN. He is the co-anchor of the West Coast edition of SportsCenter alongside Stan Verrett. He was a two-sport varsity starter for the Tigers in football and basketball, named to the all-city team in football at guard, and played on the defensive line as well. Undersized in the late 1970s, he admits that he was "king of the cut-back block"
During his tenure as a SportsCenter anchor, Everett has added Hawaiian surfing sayings and other state references to the show's famous repertoire of catchphrases. When noting the time of an event, he will often use the Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone. He also uses, "Howzit" (Hawaiian slang for "How's it going?") to start each show and "Recognize the WAC!" in reference to the University of Hawaii Warriors, who played in the Western Athletic Conference until 2012.

Portland is a lovely place that has produced countless amounts of famous people who have impacted the world in a meaningful way. Let's hope that in the future, Portland can continue being absolutely incredible.

Who's your favorite person who lives in Portland? Let me know in the comments below.

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