Totally on board with MLB In Portland, Star Wars, Hugging, Encores. The Portland MLB honks seem to be Seattle-hating trolls who can't accept the fact the Mariners have a decent ballpark. Just go up to Seattle. Let Seattle pay for MLB and the NFL.
As accurate as the 'Encores' comment is, there's a flip side to this. The audiences themselves. No matter how long or good a performance is, some audience members will feel ripped off unless the act goes through the motions of an encore. Audience members will let out the most blood-curdling screams of 'More!' , 'More!' (or 'One More!') as if to squeeze blood out of a rock. This has been going on for years in the Portland music scene, local and national.