Oregon's largest city, Portland is known for its eco-friendliness, diversity, and open-minded residents. Perfect place for a clan of Filipino Aswang—or, vampires—to move to, no?
After escaping the extremist government and monster hunters of the Philippines, all the Leones family wants to do is make a new, discreet life for themselves stateside. Imagine their dismal surprise when a string of murders flocks the city, and the eldest, Percival, suspects his brother, Roger. Also, who knew OR was home to a bunch of other supernatural creatures as well?
The Leones vampires sure didn't.
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Vampires of Portlandia, by Jason Tanamor
When Marcella Leones relocates her family of vampires from the Philippines to Portland, Oregon, she raises her grandchildren under strict rules so humans will not expose them. Her only wish is to give them a peaceful life, far away from the hunters and the Filipino government that have attempted to exterminate them. Before she dies, she passes on the power to her eldest grandchild, Percival. He vows to uphold the rules set forth by Leones, thus allowing his family to roam freely without notice. After all, they are monsters. However, when the murder rate in Portland rises drastically, Percival suspects that his younger brother, Roger, is responsible. Along the way, they discover that there are other breeds of monsters – werebeasts, witches, ghouls, and viscera – who have been residing in Portland for years. Who is behind the murders? And why? Along with sensie, Penelope Jane, Percival must find the truth. Based on Filipino folklore (aswang), “Vampires of Portlandia” is a fantastical tale of different monsters coexisting in the weirdest city in America.