It might be naïve of me to say that 80% of the readers of this magazine are just renters and not homeowners in Portland. If you are a renter you could live on the east or west side but if you are a homeowner you pay 2 to 3 times the tax rate if you live on the west side. Even if a property is valued at the same amount for sale, the taxes are often 1/3 in the East side of what a similar property would go for on the west side .The supposed rich people on the west side will eventually leave and then what will you do? Signed. Ecstatic to be back in California.