Oregon Pumps its Own Gas—FOR THE FIRST TIME

A few years ago our family took a part vacation-part college visit to Portland Oregon. We had a rental car and when we stopped to get gas, an attendant raced out while I started to pump, yelling “stop!”.

Freaky, right? But they had local laws that FORBADE you from pumping your own gas. So I tried to pretend I was somebody rich and/or famous and enjoy it while he filled our tank (it cost more by the way). Never forgot the experience.

The new law means that Oregonians are probably watching YouTube videos right now to polish their tank topping technique!