Review of Portland, Oregon


Great city with amenities - Millenials beware
Star Rating - 10/16/2020
I've lived in in the Portland area for 27 years (grew up here). It has a lot of things going for it. Great restaurants, breweries and bars, and neighborhoods, plenty of events and groups, coffee culture is rich and so are the sweets and treats, forests to the east and west of the city. Mountain ranges with ski resorts (Mt. Hood is 2-3 hours away). And the coast is 2 hours away, too. As a millennial, its a great city with lots of things to do. Like most, the city is very segregate with the Hispanic population living in the margins and suburbs and the Black communities in the North, though it's experiencing gentrification at an alarming rate. There is a huge white population here though most folks are very open-minded, and welcoming. There's been more and more transplants here from what I can tell. Lots of people from many different parts of the country but mostly from California. This makes it hard for most of us local root folks to buy real-estate as prices are absurdly high for most of us. My partner and I earn a little over 100,000 a year and we are still considering leaving Portland due to the housing shortage. We just don't want to be house-poor and we realize that as first-time home buyers Portland isn't very friendly compared to other cities. The rent prices here are also getting out of hand. Many people are settling for the suburbs in the area such as Vancouver (terrible I-5 traffic), Gresham, Tigard, etc. All of which don't won't give you the affect that Portland has. Overall, Portland is a fantastic city. I'd move here if I had the money to buy a house. Unfortunately, there's not enough space geographically for this city to grow except up (apartment construction is the only construction I see in Portland).
Ernest H. | Beaverton, OR
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Brenda - totally agree with you. Steve is also right. Portland is made up of a bunch of virtue signaling, polyamorous rejects. That and homeless people. They love diversity and blah blah blah but are truly not accepting people unless you are a poc or some unknown gender...then they grovel at your feet. The entire political establishment is a bunch of misfits as well.
N | Portland, OR | Report Abuse

Brenda - totally agree with you. Steve is also right. Portland is made up of a bunch of virtue signaling, polyamorous rejects. That and homeless people. They love diversity and blah blah blah but are truly not accepting people unless you are a poc or some unknown gender...then they grovel at your feet. The entire political establishment is a bunch of misfits as well.
N | Portland, OR | Report Abuse

This is typical of Portland's problem. People in Portland do NOT want to have Blacks and Latinos living around them. It is the most segregated city I have ever lived in. Perhaps the reviewer here should come see other parts of the country before making the absurd statement that people are "open minded and welcoming". The Portland police are known to be blatantly racist and violent to Blacks. When I first moved to Portland, I was standing on a MAX platform and asked a business type w/ an attache case..... "Where are all the Blacks and other minorities? All I see are white people here". The man said, and I will never forget this, "Oh, you mean the ethnics? They live over there" and pointed across the train tracks to another part of town. The ethnics! Like they were a tribe or something.
steve | Albuquerque, NM | Report Abuse

Portland loves minorities. They wish they had more. The whites wish they were people of color. They have been protesting violently in the name of blacks for months. Many of them want mayor ted wheeler to resign because he is a white man and thus symbolizes oppression and the patriarchy. And they definitely cant stand donald trump. They would rather watch their city be entirely engulfed in flames than accept help from trump.
Brenda | Benicia, CA | Report Abuse
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