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Town of Boring

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Boring, Oregon

Like other towns with names ripe for cheap laughs -- Hooker, Oklahoma; Intercourse, Pennsylvania -- the main appeal to a Boring visit is simply to drive through and spot signs. Or engage a local in a friendly chat about why the town is named Boring. In this case, the less you find out and the less you see, the better... in a fog-of-dullness sort of way.

Years before the town of Boring was mined for comedy by the TV series Gravity Falls and Everything Sucks!, we did the Boring Crawl. It wasn't until we were exiting the east side of town that we spotted an inhabitant to quiz. Boring? Evelyn Hopp, who was weeding the ditch next to the Boring city limits sign, assured us that the town is anything but. "Boring was the name of the man who founded the town," explained Evelyn, a local librarian.

Town of Boring

Hwy 212, Boring, OR
We just drove around town looking for signs with the word "Boring."
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