How long must you live in Oregon to count as an Oregonian? The answer ranges from "six months" to "decades" to "never, if you moved here."
There's also this:
"But he also remembers growing up in east Multnomah County and hanging on the wall of his room a certificate from an organization called S.N.O.B. — the Society of Native Oregon Born.
He even recalls attending a S.N.O.B. picnic.
S.N.O.B. was the brainchild of Eugene illustrator James Cloutier. In the late 1970s, he and business partner Frank Beeson developed the Oregon Ungreeting Card Co. to ride the wave of anti-outsider sentiment fueled by former Gov. Tom McCall’s famous remark: “Visit, but don’t stay.”
Cloutier and Beeson produced shirts, bags and cards all themed in a way that could make fun of Oregonians and discourage newcomers at the same time. Among their most famous: “Oregonians don’t tan in the summertime, they rust.”
Cloutier, Oregon born, discovered in the late ‘70s that more than half the state’s residents were born out of state. Which started him thinking that native Oregonians were becoming “an endangered species.” His solution was very Oregon-like.
“I thought we needed to form a group,” he says.
Cloutier created a logo and a certificate for members that would state how many generations of the bearer’s family had lived in Oregon and whether the member was a “mossback” or a “bunchgrasser” (west or east side of the Cascades). Qualified members also received a S.N.O.B. identification card and car window decal."