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Today in random Portland reputations: According to the Oregonian, our fair city is apparently known as a larger-than-average Italian wine market thanks to an "ecology of factors" — including Portlanders' frugality and a rich historical tradition of enthusiastic importers. Writer Katherine Cole breaks down the timeline of how Italian wine came to Oregon, including notes like "1952... The 'first tank truckload of wine transported to Oregon' arrives at New Italian Importing Co." [OregonLive]