This captures Portland perfectly (why Portland is not Oregon)

Day 188 of 1000

My entire family lives in Portland.  It IS the most beautiful city in the country.  Here is a GREAT, article from someone who knows, about some of the reasons it is such a train wreck:

About Dad

Married Christian man with two children, both in graduate school. Oregonian (family arrived in 1846 along the Applegate Trail). Living and working in Texas for awhile (love Texas). Lived in North Carolina for seven years--kids graduated from NCSU, LOVE North Carolina and NCSU). Judo Shodan. Graduate of Oregon State University (B.S. Business Administration, Marketing), Oregon Institute of Techonology (A.E. Computer Systems Engineering Technology), University of Texas at El Paso (M.S. Industrial Engineering). Computer Vision Research Director. Bilingual English/Spanish.

2 thoughts on “This captures Portland perfectly (why Portland is not Oregon)

  1. Thanks for the kick, Ken! I do enjoy good journalism, and his first paragraph was enough for me, wowing my wordy’s whim with “…the New York Times’s recent coverage of the city, most of which couldn’t be more fawning if it were bylined by Bambi.” Hahaha!

  2. I really laughed when I read the article. He writes well and captures Portland in a way that really resonates with our family. We love Portland in spite of all its pretensions.

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