- Posted May 31, 2012 by
grants pass, Oregon
This iReport is part of an assignment:
City smackdown: Portland
If you held a gun to my head for which one is "better" I would go with Portland. Not only for the reasons adduced by the other pro-Portlanders, but due ultimately to a factor not yet much addressed: what STATE each one is in. I don't mean the physical beauty--both states drip with agreeable scenery, but the moral choices made in their respective political cultures. Urban Washington, like urban California, is bigger and richer than urban Oregon--and that is because Washington and California have over the last 8o years been whoring after the dollars wrought by the military-industrial complex. And that explains I think some of the difference in character and culture between Seattle and Portland... Sorry, Seattle, I think you're terrific... I just think Portland is "terrificker!"