Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar
Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon
“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown
Example of Portland’s planning and hostility to business
Ugly old house wasted land
The Clay Rabbit House was most recently the home of a pottery business. The ideal locally owned business that serves the local people sustainability.
Unfortunately Portland’s hostility to business forced the owner to move out of town.
The result is another beautiful house replaced by a giant neighborhood destroying condo bunker. (Thanks Jack Bog for this descriptive term)
Condos provide housing for 27 people at only $330-$400 per square foot.
Who would want to live in a Portland house that costs around $150 per sq ft, when you can spend two to three times a much for a unit here?
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