What do you call a person who takes exceptional pride in his state? “Patriot”? Too big. “Homey”? Too localized. “Regional enthusiast”? Too dry!
Anyway, when you come up with the right term, apply it to Matt Love who edited and published the Oregon anthology Citadel of the Spirit all on his own. It was an act of love and devotion that garnered notice in today’s Oregonian:
… and hey! I done got excerpted from the piece I wrote on Powell’s City of Books: