From the first listen I felt that 'Portland, Oregon' was a classic - a stone classic. If I hadn't know it was a new Loretta Lynn song off her 'Van Lear Rose' CD w/ Jack White, I would've thought it was an amazing piece of music from the 70's that I had somehow missed.
The rise and fall melody-line of the verses is fantastic and try not to sing along with the uh huh's. Hard to believe that Loretta Lynn is close to 70 years of age.
Watch this mpeg of Loretta, Jack and her band 'The Do Whaters' on the Letterman Show.