Review of Portland, Oregon

Moved from Tx to Portland love portland!
Star Rating - 10/14/2020
Moved here to portland, recently, from houston texas. I was lucky to have lived in a trans friendly area in texas (Montrose) but new landlord decided to “remodel” a few apartments ( in the middle of a pandemic because apparently that’s the best time to kick people out who’ve never missed a days tent in 20years) and of course Texas doesn’t protect renters at all so we were SOL. Decided since the trucks already packed, and Texas is so repressive to trans people , to keep on moving and moved on to Portland!... and so far so good! I’m not far from downtown (nob hill) but it’s quite peaceful here, I know downtown is a little crazy right now and most just wish the cops would stop being so brutal and rioting every night and tear gassing neighborhoods where people are trying to sleep. And Most I’ve met just wish the racists and fascists would stop coming from their redneck towns stirring up crap in portland (where they don’t live. ) And that police would learn the meaning of the word “ de-escalation “ But other than that, I’ve had a great time, the people are really nice, things are a little unusual I’m sure because of the pandemic,and you know, recognition of a system broken and rigged against minorities (and Black people especially) but people still manage to be nice , whiLe also standing up for equality and what’s right. Yah some people go a bit far, and the more just the cause and the longer this plays out, the more will feel justified in doing so. As anyone who has ever picked up a history book knows , American protest have had a long history of being a bit rowdy. Especially the ones that accomplish something. (from the Boston tea party forward) And I think once people wake up, push back the racism and Fascism That permeates our criminal justice system and politics, recognize that nazis are bad like we did in ww2, then tear the fascists down, then all the plywood All around the country will come down, and portland (and hopefully this country as a whole) will be even better and more equitable for it. And unlike many people rating portland as low because of what’s going on the news and in politics, I actually live here now. And this is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve seen. It’s so green, the geography is beautiful, and so many bridges, Beautiful parks, and all the natural beauty you could want within close driving distance. Maybe in a few years my mind will Change, but so far so good. I’ve been happy in my short 6months here.
Michelle | Portland, OR
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Michelle! Happy to have you here ?? I moved here from Shreveport,Louisiana 1.6 years ago . I would say you are 100% accurate!!!
Chanel | Portland, OR | Report Abuse

Im a concervatibe oitside portland and you are exactly what portland is. That s why you fit so well. You dont understand what a nazi is or a facist. What are they ? What is the full name os a nazi? They are socialists. The fascists ? Look the history up on them then look to anifa pretending to be non facists. I libed and worked i. Portland 25 years . its a sh..hole of oregon.
R | Newberg, OR | Report Abuse

racists and fascists would stop coming from their redneck towns HA! evrer take a gander of the tent town t=where ALL thesee so called freedom fighters called anifa and BLM come from? they are NOT for america, just ask them. as for the cops and tear gas.. so let them burn up everything? . deface everything? ..then they go into neighborhoods and scream and threaten the people asleep.. you are perfect for Portland. I live just outside it . 25 years .. Portland has finally getting what it planned . a new Detroit created by liberal communists called progressives. please stay in Portland you ALL deserve that crap hole of earth. and I do mean crap hole literally..
R | Newberg, OR | Report Abuse
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