Subtitle: Rumors of Portland’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
This is a deeply personal episode. I spent most of my life within a 60 miles radius of where I was born. That all changed when I relocated to the Portland, Oregon metro area. I came here on a fact-finding mission in 2017 and fell head-over-heels in love with the place. It’s no accident in the slightest that the most creative period in my entire life has transpired right here in Portland. I guess that’s why it’s a real sore spot for me when I see Portland dragged through the mud in the press—not to mention the whole concept of living in a dense urban environment. Are moving to the suburbs really the answer to the challenges of pandemic living? Does living in a “hip” city really have any influence on high-level creativity and artistic scope? Tune in to hear my story and my take.
Links & Show Notes
- My new Tumblr photoblog!
- My new Whitefusion website!
- What It’s Like to Live in Portlandia – by Jared White
- Death Of A City: The Portland Story?
- Crying Wolf: If Portland Tourism Dies, You Can Thank Downtown Business Interests and the Police - Blogtown - Portland Mercury
- Oregon’s Dependence on People Moving Here Highlights Why State’s Reputation Matters - Willamette Week
- Why Do People Move? The U.S. Census Report (PDF)
- Why COVID-19 won’t kill cities
- The People the Suburbs Were Built for Are Gone