November 5, 2007

Portland Bike City

Forget the Motor City, there's a new city in town... America's greenest city is still big in the news. Today's NYT has a story on how Portland's bike-friendly streets have actually become the basis for a whole bike economy; while yesterday's real estate section discussed why the city had last year's "fourth-largest net migration" in the country:

"Portland has become one of the few affordable urban options on the West Coast. Couple that with its natural beauty, its activist personality and its creative sensibility and the appeal is clear. 'It’s very common that someone will visit a friend,' Mr. Rapaport said, 'and then they’re moving here three months later.'"

Wait for me, Portland! I'm coming! For a visit, at least....

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