The City In Which I Live. Home Of "Turdious Rex."

From Willamette Week's "Best of Portland 2004" comes Portland's Best Secret Society: "The biggest problem finding Portland's best secret society is, well, secret societies tend to be secret. But ask around and you'll hear about some doozies. Case in point: the Phantom Shit Brigade, a group of like-minded individuals who compete by going No. 2 in public places. Members score points for the odd places they go--which must be verified. The more offbeat, the higher the score. 'Anyone can take a dump behind a bush at Laurelhurst Park,' says the group's reigning champ, a man known only as Turdious Rex. 'But to pinch a loaf in the lingerie section at Nordstrom, that takes a real Phantom Shitter.'"