Every time I hear someone tell me that they left Portland for greener pastures in the suburbs because the city is a cesspool I want to punch something. In so many ways, outlying communities export their social problems to the urban core, preferring to absolve themselves of the burden of actually addressing homelessness in their communities and instead push the needy and destitute inward toward the city where the status quo tells them those problems actually exist. I'm sure that in your own mind you sincerely believe that your reclusive Eden has somehow ascended above the terrestrial problems you see while nervously speeding through Chinatown, but the truth is that your problems have just been foisted on your neighbors. Your peaceful utopia comes at the cost of the city you've built to loathe.