Welcome to Portland, Megan. When did you move here?
All these people seem pretty real to me too though. I mean sure, there are more piercings and tattoos than you'd find in a lot of places, but those aren't really all that weird anymore are they? Certainly not for a dude from SF, right?
@perfunctory, you forgot Tom Peterson molesting you in an Organ Grinder Pizza while the clapping monkey watches and claps, watches and claps, watches and claps...
Bartitsu was one of the disciplines used by the suffragette Bodyguards.
J.cas, I beg of you. Spend 5 Fricking minutes thinking just a tiny bit harder about your statement.
@tcraig - Yeah. The suburbs. The suburbs that are 2 blocks from the development in question (which I guess technically is in an old streetcar suburb, but I don't think that's what you meant).
@tcraighenry: and your neighborhood is pretty great, no? I think we are a LOOOONG way away from worrying about a lack of on-street parking caused by 1 or 10 or even 100 condo developments/apartment complexes. I'd be fine with limiting parking to 1 hour, except by residential permit, with no long term parking on arterial streets or something like that in my neighborhood. That would ensure parking space turnover in front of businesses, and put some money in to programs like street furniture or other beautification/improvement efforts.
There is no neighborhood in Portland where parking is that serious a problem. Even in NW, where the problem is the worst, it's not really that big an issue. It's more a sign of how great the neighborhood is and how much awesome stuff is there. It might be kind of a hassle if you live in the area, but I think the hassle is worth it for the amenities you get as a result. I think property values in NW show this. If it was really such a problem, then wouldn't it be driving down property values?
People will drive. People will park nearby. If a developer builds more housing without parking because they see a better return on investment, that's fine by me. I think the benefits of more people and a livelier neighborhood outweigh the inconvenience of occasionally parking a block away from my front door.
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