How Hip Is Portland?
It's always interesting seeing what the national media is writing about Portland. Here's an article about the competition among cities to lure young people. The Rose City is doing very well and that means our hipness quotient will remain high, although I doubt if they'll call it "hipness" much longer. Other cities like New York and Los Angeles are losing young people and this article makes that sound like doom. Philadelphia? Please. Young people are fleeing. The city could build condos and bike paths from now till eternity ends, and they are still screwed. They could build a bike path that actually goes through your condo and they're still done. Finished. The Eagles will win the Super Bowl this year, before Philadelphia stands a chance of surviving.
Cities Compete in Hipness Battle to Attract Young - New York Times