[Joke #1: What are two days of rain in Portland called? A weekend.]
My favorite City of Portland description comes from "Des Moines Register" journalist Donald Kaul as quoted by Jonathan Nicholas in "The Oregonian," November 15, 1999: "Portland is San Francisco run by Canadians."
What does this mean? What does this mean to me? Much the same thing, I think.
Think of San Francisco. What comes to mind? Progressive politics, big parks, bridges, food, Chinatown, architecture, museums, music, laid-back health-conscious people, hills, waterfront, streetcars, Californians?
--Check, CHECK (37,000-acres), … yes, all of that a...Read More