According to local legend, Bugsy Siegel visited Portland during World War II to talk to Al Winter, Portland’s own 1940’s gambling overlord. Supposedly there were talks of establishing a Las Vegas-like casino complex on Sauvie Island, located north of Portland where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers meet. The plan was abandoned after Siegel visited Portland one day and it didn’t stop raining the whole time he was there…for two weeks straight.