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Portland: Rose of the Northwest

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  • roger August 20, 2020, 12:39 PM

    its a beautiful thing

  • captflee August 20, 2020, 1:25 PM


    Well, it was a decent place forty years ago. There was a bit of a pipeline between several of Oregon’s unis and my alma mater’s School of Design back in the day, so I came to be friends with a few Landscape Artichokes, and would visit them infrequently after their graduation when I found myself on the left coast. The trajectory of its decline was visible in 1978, and unmistakable by the middle of the 80s, though even a cynic such as myself would have been hard pressed then to limn the depths to which the Rose City has descended, and they don’t look to be nearly finished.

  • roger August 20, 2020, 1:34 PM

    I was born in Salem. Mountains and Coast. Unbelievable scenery. That a community of Fools, Halfwits, Arsonists and Thugs now roam freely is catastrophic.

  • Dan August 20, 2020, 3:09 PM

    It’s surprising how fast Portland declined. Up until the shutdown the wife and I enjoyed the many fine restaurants and bars. I never felt unsafe. And I work third shift in the central city. Until Gov Brownshirt shut that down and loosed her minions. Destroyed a food and hospitality scene that made life enjoyable. Turned the city core into Mogadishu on the Willamette. The sad part is how sanguine the majority of residents are with the situation. We’re now looking for a place in the hinterlands. Cash our retirements into ammo and supplies and pray the people come to their senses before things devolve into open gunplay.

  • Mitch Strand August 20, 2020, 7:27 PM

    Regarding the virtual fire drill:

    I’m reminded of Bob Newhart and Norman Fell in Catch-22.

    “I’ll be happy to see them when I’m not here. If I am here, then I’m not available for them to see me.”

    Catch-22. It’s the best catch there is.

  • TC August 20, 2020, 9:35 PM

    Acquaintance lives there, says it’s 10 miles from where they live, and they still do business a few blocks from ground zero. DW and I were there two years ago, and it was a decent downtown, but you could tell it was rotting under the skin.

    They are continuing to enable their own destruction. It’s akin to suck-starting a shotgun.

  • JoeDaddy August 21, 2020, 3:15 AM

    Portland?…..or Orc-land? Meh.

  • Bobo the Hobo August 21, 2020, 5:48 AM

    Booking my trip to Portland as we speak!