Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 15, 2011 2:36 PM Last Post By: 10caipirinhas
Nov 26, 2011 11:00 AM
Is it the "city of the future?"
Will be traveling there in May 2012.
Lets open a dialogue.
Nov 26, 2011 11:22 AM
Nov 26, 2011 12:05 PM
2Portland's civic planning and values are very progressive. It has no real skyline but once you get into the proper neighborhoods of the city they have a lot of dynamic small businesses and aesthetic appeal. That said there are way too many drug addicts, especially as you get into some of the suburbs. (some of which are pretty trashy) Economically Portland was depressed long before 2008, with healthcare related professions and law enforcement being the primary job creation areas.
The city has protected its surrounding farmlands but some claim their property owner rights have been stepped on in the process. But there has not been rampant big box stores and strip malls replacing valuable farmland. You choose on that issue.
Some decry the old warehouse district of The Pearl becoming condo world but a lot was done to save/salvage old brick industrial buildings and turn them into living spaces and shops. I would grudgingly call The Pearl a success in not completely leveling a historic district.
There are valuable lessons to take from Portland as a city but it needs more of an economy and fewer druggies.
Nov 26, 2011 3:35 PM
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Nov 27, 2011 6:58 AM
6Ah lighten up #5, the Globe and Mail is a Hogtown Canadian propaganda sheet, so post has the necessary Canadian content! :)
Nov 29, 2011 7:33 PM
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Nov 30, 2011 10:11 AM
Dec 2, 2011 10:49 AM
Dec 15, 2011 2:36 PM
11Been to Portland about 10 times on business.
Quite the nice laid back city actually. I always stayed downtown at the Heathman Hotel. Don't know that it is the city of the future, but I would willingly live there if I had to under the circumstances of a job transfer, etc.
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