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How Portland's Airport Carpet Broke The Internet With 42,000 Foot Selfies

Portlanders are not letting their distinctive late-1980s airport carpet go gently into that good night. Ever since it was announced that 13 acres of the beloved teal wall-to-wall carpet of the Portland International Airport would be torn up and replaced, denizens of the city have been honoring the Postmodern rug designed by Jon Schleuning with even more fervor than usual. There are now 42,000 Instagrams tagged with #pdxcarpet and counting. On Friday, a rolled-up version of the rug, with googly eyes and a baseball cap, was named the "grand marshal" of a parade in Portland.

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