Friday, November 24, 2006

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


At 10:29 PM, Blogger Jack Bog said...

It's like Joe Camel, only with jobs and real estate. Come and get hooked on our hip. You'll be waiting tables until you're 40.

At 12:33 AM, Blogger Crackpot said...

Portland! More hippie than hip!

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. BoJack needs to clean his reading glasses. Again.

The NY Times front-page story showed young, college-educated professionals in Portland working at Weiden and Kenndy and making double what Mr. BoJack pulls in at "Monica U."


Another Appletini, sir?

Ha ha ha.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

I don't get your point. You mean no young professionals move here hoping to find work in their fields, but then end up as waiters? Gee, that's going to come as a big shock to some of the waiters I've worked with.
Besides that though, why slam Jack? He's providing us with a free service that I would miss if he ever gets fed up.
It could even give these young migrating professionals a sense of what's really going on here, so Jack could end up helping them. See how I tied it all up?

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Kari Chisholm said...

I doubt anyone in their first few years at W+K makes what law professors make at L&C. Probably more than the liberal arts professors, but law school professors are consistently the highest-paid folks in academe. If I remember right, L&C had a couple that made more than the college president.

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get so sick and tired of BoJack slaming the very children he is teaching.

BoJack bites the hand that feeds his big @ss self and then wants the rest of us to laugh? No, don't think so.

So, what would Portland look like w/o all those colleged-educated, hard-working young people?

Well, there would be 500,000 old, white, wrinkled lawyers studying their navels at Blazer games.


BTW, Kari, W+K pays six-figures, and more, quite a bit more than BoJack makes, according to L-and-C's own salary schedule.


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