I just reached the 4th anniversary of my move to Portland. Before that I had spent 21 years overseas – 7 in Burma, 6 in Vietnam, 3 in Indonesia and 5 in Denmark.
Though research on the “global nomad” experience suggests that coming home is hardest, I haven’t found that to be the case. You could chalk it up to years of adapting to new places.
But my easy transition to Rose City surely has a lot to do with its livability. For example –
Enlightened urban development that is compact, walkable and respects the past
The densest tree canopy in urban America
12 universities and a dynamic public library system, 2nd only to New York City’s in circulation
Lively food, design and theater scenes
A culture of kindness, voluntarism and civic engagement
On the down side? The cost and limited supply of housing, a lack of diversity, and the risk that the city may become a victim of its own success as more latecomers like me move here.
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