City Limits: Walking Portland’s Boundary by David Oates
Writer and Professor David Oates set out to walk, and kayak where necessary, Portland’s Urban Grown Boundary.
The result is personal and informative essays. Oates deftly describes the terrain he traverses while sharing his robust opinions and philosophies about Portland, the UGB, and our Oregon culture. At times he travels with companions, including William Ashworth, Ana Maria Spagna, and David Bragdon, who contribute essays as well.
I gained insight not only into the philosophies supporting the UGB, but also the geography of the region I’ve called home my entire life. An impressive number of topics, and miles (260), are covered admirably by the small book (a mere 125 pages including index).
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