The pet in #pdxcarPET (at Portland International Airport (PDX))
Dystopia by the Bay -
San Francisco is becoming a one-dimensional town for the 1 percent. Its housing prices — median home sale, $900,000, median rent, $3,250 a month — are the highest in the nation. Only 14 percent of homes are affordable to the middle class. Evictions of those who don’t fit are up 38 percent in the last three years.
A city without its nurses, its teachers, its artists, its waiters, its bus drivers, its cops, its musicians and writers and grandmothers as residents is a monoculture — as sterile as a forest of a single commercial tree species.
Even the weekday peak auto toll on the Bay Bridge only hurt the people that can’t have flexible hours, which is often times the non “techies.”
Go to any city with a thriving hub of young, creative job holders and you’ll find a version of what’s happening here. New York has its Park Slope; Portland, Ore., has its Pearl District…
Also glad we moved (and work) in NE Portland.
Sitters Studio, a Service Employing Professional Artists -
Rebecca Balmer is an aspiring stage and film performer — once of Portland, Ore., and now, naturally, of Brooklyn — with a credit to her name in last year’s movie “Punch Money.” She is one of around 100 sitters who work for Sitters Studio, which books roughly 6,000 sessions a year, three-quarters of them in New York and the rest in Chicago.
Wow… just wow.
Snow in NE Portland
This. Is. Awesome.
Portrait: Sarah Henderson
Oregon Footage: The Travel Film Archive
Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt -
The world behind a simple shirt, in five chapters.
Definitely don’t miss this about the Bay Area: bumper-to-bumper traffic. (at Traffic Jam on I-680)
Where vacancy is futile. I hope Locutus is working the front desk. #startrek #tng
Raider wine glass. #oxymoron