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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 8:11 PM
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Did you see the area before the development? Lower East Burnside is much better and more livelier than its ever been
This.

Also, "Johnny come lately transplants"? Portland was founded it 1845, was basically a small to mid-sized town for the first 50+ years and has gained 200,000 people since 1990. Unless you are part of the Chinook tribe, we are all essentially "johnny come lately transplants."
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2017, 8:51 PM
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This.

Also, "Johnny come lately transplants"? Portland was founded it 1845, was basically a small to mid-sized town for the first 50+ years and has gained 200,000 people since 1990. Unless you are part of the Chinook tribe, we are all essentially "johnny come lately transplants."
thats about 180 years and people dont know where oregon is still.
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2017, 12:24 AM
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[QUOTE=RainDog;7956628]Yeah this area used to be happening. So many memories. We used to go hang out in the vacant lot where the dumbbell is now. It really was the best place in Portland to sit and watch traffic go by. We would get trashed on whatever we could convince the local junkies to buy for us from the plaid pantry, then stumble home with only the neon light of the united finance sign to guide us. Years later I proposed to my wife at the used auto wholesaler across the street. Stuck the ring in the tailpipe of a '02 Buick Century, I will never forget the look on her face as she reached down there. Her face lit up with the light of a passing semi. I couldn't hear her response over the deafening rumble, but her lips made the unmistakable shape of "I do". Many times since then we would walk hand in hand past Fishel's furniture and comment how "we should really go in there some day" and though it would always remain as no more than an intention, it was empowering to know that we had the choice to buy patio furniture without having to support a corporate retail chain, but that was.....



Hilarious! Good short-story writing skills.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 1:06 PM
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Did you see the area before the development? Lower East Burnside is much better and more livelier than its ever been
Yes, I worked in the central eastside for most of the 2000s. It was plenty lively back then. The bridgehead had so much potential, but all we've gotten is shitty architecture most of the city despises and a surf shop that will inevitably close within a few years. The Home Depot they threatened to build would have been an improvement over the clusterfuck of garbage buildings there now.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2017, 3:28 PM
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The Home Depot they threatened to build would have been an improvement over the clusterfuck of garbage buildings there now.
is there an urban planning equivalent to Godwin's Law?
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is there an urban planning equivalent to Godwin's Law?
I think this is about as close as you could get
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