Well, Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz
If that ain't love, then tell me what is, uh huh, uh huh
Well I lost my heart, it didn't take no time
But that ain't all, I lost my mind in Oregon

In a booth in the corner with the lights down low
I was movin' in fast, she was takin' it slow, uh huh, uh huh
Well, I looked at him and caught him lookin' at me
I knew right then we were playin' free in Oregon

Next day, we knew last night got drunk
But we loved enough for the both of us, uh huh, uh huh
In the morning when the night had sobered up
It was much too late for the both of us in Oregon

Well, sloe gin fizz works mighty fast
When you drink it by the pitcher and not by the glass, uh huh, uh huh
Hey bartender, before you close
Pour us one more drink and a pitcher to go

And a pitcher to go
(And a pitcher to go)
And a pitcher to go
(And a pitcher to go)

And a pitcher to go
(And a pitcher to go)

And a pitcher to go
And a pitcher to go

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Portland Oregon Lyrics as written by Loretta Lynn


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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song I was like, "Huh? Jack White?" But after hearing it I gained a new found respect for him. Loretta is amazing.

    Apparently she wrote the song about getting back at her womanizing man with her guitar player to make him jealous. Apparently it worked. He showed up with a bottle of whiskey in one hand and a pistol in the other.

    Well, I'm pretty certain that I got that story right. If I'm wrong, feel free to let me know.
    Surfpicoon November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJack White has the male side on this awesome track.
    OpinionHeadon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooove this song!!! But I must admit, I don't get it. Are Loretta and Jack just bar whores?
    LibertyNALEon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song. Such a contribution to great music by two fabulous artists from different sides of the tracks.
    I take this song to be exactly what LibertyNALE says, I think that they have picked each other up in a bar and had an eventful night to remember, and when it was over, they decided to do it again the next night. GREAT TUNE!!
    amberwideneron January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, can anyone say robbing the cradle.

    OpinionHeadon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, to me, is about a one-night stand after a night of drinking. Which is awesome. :D
    thefelinepunkon April 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe video for this song is awesome.... you could really feel the bond between Miss Loretta & Jack. They work so fell together. One of the best videos I've seen.
    ScottishMindseton September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just want to know what bar around Portland serves a pitcher of Sloe Gin Fizz....
    acidtest69on October 11, 2007   Link

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