Monday, March 14, 2011
I travel to Portland for the first time tomorrow and then Seattle on Sunday. The hip or the hype, what will I find? Sitting now in Orange County I remember the disenchantment I felt last year after visiting most of the state and doing a little research. Yes the weather and aesthetics of California are among the best in the country, but LA is a nightmare. Who would ever want to live there? In Cali one is forced to move to the suburbs eventually and pay $500,000 (post-bubble) for a middle class home with crappy schools. Everyone runs around spending more money then they have trying to keep up with the Jones. I hope Portland will be at least one true shinning city upon a hill for America.