Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon by Chuck PalahnuikTravelogue
This is, by far, by favorite book by Palahniuk. I've read several of his other books and they mostly confound and confuse me with some amazing literary skill creeping in at the edges of the weirdness.
This book is just straight up weird and doesn't pretend to be anything else. It doesn't pretend to be high literature. It's just an incredibly strange man writing about his love affair with an incredible strange city, Portland. Because I write travel books and blogs and articles myself, I am always interested to read the travelogues of others. While I wouldn't visit most of the places in the book, I found it to be a very interesting and funny read. Most of the book focuses on gay bars and drug hangouts, which is maybe not the way to promote tourism but that isn't really the author's intention. His intention is just to give a shout out to the uniqueness and quirkiness of Portland. If you like smatterings of history thrown in with smatterings of fact and travel, you'll probably like this.