Online today, and running tomorrow’s print version of the New York Times, yours truly is quoted in the paper on Portland. “A Small-Town Feel in an Urban Locale” (you may have to log in).
It probably isn’t the quote I would have chosen from our 25 minute plus conversation for my national spotlight but it does often ring true in physical dollars and psyche (also note the typo):
“In Portland, people are either Eastside people or Westside people,” said Charles Turner, a broker with of Prudential Northwest Properties, referring to the geographical wall formed by the Willamette River. “If you want to be on the Westside, your price range will start a little higher and you’re going the (sic)have trees and bigger lots.”
The story timing is funny just by virtue of Willamette Week’s recent PDX Inked story.
[October 24th, 2007]
Fellow citizens, it has come to this: Portland needs a restraining order against the national media. We are being stalked. The New York Times is giving us that look again. It makes us feel…funny.