En route to specific events, I stayed in Portland in 2019 and 2021.
A good vibe.
It’s a smaller, pedestrian friendly city with good public transit and bicycle thoroughfares.
A mild climate. Great city parks.
Though very White, the majority of citizens are liberal and progressive, supporting human rights.
In 2021 I stayed at the excellent Lolo Pass hostel. Private rooms $162. Dorm beds $43.
In rural Oregon there is no shortage of right wing extremists including Proud (Incel) Boys. The world saw violence and looting on Portland streets during the George Floyd protests. Too bad.
Ongoing — the biggest problem is homelessness. It is awful.
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