If you make a list of some of the best improvisers in Portland, it just so happens that quite a few of the names on that list are J Names. Why did these "J" folk all decide to reside in Portland? Was there something in the air that drew them together? Is there a "J" in improv? Who knows. But they've taken this magic and brought it all over the country (plus Canada): Vancouver International Improv Festival, SF Sketchfest, Out of Bounds, Seattle Festival of Improvised Theater, Denver, Atlanta, San Diego, Orange County, etc...