Remember your first day in Portland? If you didn't live here you probably came for an event like the Rose Festival Parade.
Or a concert. Or a Blazer game.
You parked your car where it wouldn't get stolen or keyed. After the event you drove home from the Big City thinking, "I'm glad I don't live there."
Like too many Oregonians outside the city limits, Portland feels like a necessary evil, an urban resource to visit but no different than Seattle or San Francisco. It's just closer.
Portland is more. It's our Chicago, our Milwaukie, our Baltimore, the big cities in their respective states. Since it's Oregon, it still feels rural.Click here to read the entire article