Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1484-1-.html Wed, 01 Oct 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Clear the Bar - Portland author Patrick deWitt got his break through free drinks. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20106-clear_the_bar_portland_author_patrick_dewitt_got_his_break_through_free_drinks.html

Before he made it to Portland, novelist Patrick deWitt tried to leave Los Angeles six times. Six times he swore he was bailing for good. Six times he was sucked back into the city’s black hole.

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