On the front page of the Times, under the heading Portland Journal, William Yardley’s article Racial Shift in a Progressive City Spurs Talk discusses gentrification in Portland.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Not every neighborhood in this city is one of those Northwest destinations where passion for espresso, the environment and plenty of exercise define the cultural common ground. A few places are still described as frontiers, where pioneers move because prices are relatively reasonable, the location is convenient and, they say, they “want the diversity.”
Some local, and not so local, commentary on this article:
- Healing, or Opportunism, on “Albert St?” – Matt Davis Opens His Mouth
- PDX Gentrification in New York Times – Portland Spaces blog
- They’re Doing Something About Gentrification in Portland – The Strangers’s SLOG
- Race and gentrification in Bridgeport – SeattleScape blog