Whaaaaat Portland Has an Eastside?!

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WAKE ME UP WHEN THE NYT GETS PAST 82ND.
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They said some nice things about New Deal. Always glad to see friends in the paper.
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Oh! I've been there, once.
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Like Graham, for a brief second I thought this'd be referring to the actual east side. Then I remembered what blog I was reading. My mistake
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If you put the shells of old factories to your ears you can hear...well, that's not really the ocean. I think it's bad plumbing.
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there goes the neighborhood.
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"Crowded bike racks hint at the esteem this cafe in a converted warehouse commands from the coffee cognoscenti. As freight trains rumble by, heavily tattooed baristas serve espresso, lattes and press coffee from beans micro-roasted in a 1974 Samiac."

Oh! bikes, tattoos and coffee. Haven't heard Portland described *that* way before!
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They made it a whopping 13 blocks east of the river, really? In 1997 I remember living in a house near 20th and Belmont and thinking maybe that was too far away from downtown.

Maybe they were thinking New Deal was in Felony Flats (.com) and were scared of going further.
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This shit makes my head hurt.
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Well, that'll teach me to comment without following the link.

Now, I understand yr snark, Mirk.

That first page was indeed chuckle inducing. Most of the utopian "Portland experience" that's been trumpeted in the NYT is centered on the east side of the river, and I'm sure assloads of tourists have made the long, long trek over the bridges to check it out. Though, it's the NYT---the article was probably aimed at the moneyed yuppies who think the downtown core is the epicenter of the city and have heard some rumblings about how Portland is "just like Williamsburg."
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Not surprising when you consider that NYT is unaware that its own city has more than two boroughs.
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Forget anything past 82nd. Milwaukie may have a future, though.
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i hope they discover the three strip clubs on canyon road near Walker in the SW next. They will carry permanent scars. That'll teach them to expose my neighborhood. (i just know from seeing their smoke/lunch breaks)
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So they made it all the way to Grand before deciding there couldn't possibly be anything else cool in Portland? Wonder what happens when they find Hawthorne or Alberta.
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nat a nat: NYT is on course for an Alberta and Hawthorne expose sometime in late 2014/early 2015. Mt Tabor and Sellwood appear due for coverage around 2018 with a profile on Woodstock just on the horizon in 2020.
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"From the patio, with downtown Portland gleaming just across the Morrison Bridge, you can almost feel the creep of gentrification eastward".... *Almost*? That creep sprawls boisterously up N Williams down Alberta and through Belmont and Hawthorne. I guess NYT will found out once they get past Grand Ave.
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Oh c'mon. It's exciting that people more than 200 miles away are talking about Portland at all.
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…but have you *seen* how people dress at Dig A Pony?!