Just so you know, a wee bit of Portlandia history before Portlandia.
Like the Viking Funeral for my cat, we actually did that, shooting a cannon over the willy. That stuff actually happened.
Before the fence was there, I was able to roll my VW right up to the riverfront by OMSI and put down the windshield and enjoy the view.
For that matter (and I do not recommend this) Soren and I more than once rolled Der Thing to the top of the interstate bridges and got out of the car to watch the fireworks.
These are things that happened, that we did.