The Port Of Morrow Songfacts says that The Port of Morrow is a port site on the Columbia River in Boardman, Morrow County, Oregon. This ends symbolically the musical journey that The Shins embarked on throughout the album.
"Port of Morrow, you know, I don't know too much about what the actual place is," Mercer said to Spinner about the titular port of call. "I know it's an industrial port over here in Portland,…
Through the rain and all the clatter
Under the Fremont bridge I saw a pigeon fly
Fly in fear from the raptor come to take its life
And as it closed in for the capture