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    Ned23
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    Do cities like Portland really have a “brand”? Does some image of some specific sector of society spring immediately to mind when you think of Portland? It doesn’t for me and I’ve been there a couple of times. They have a great transit system, the food’s okay, but not really that much better than Columbus. There’s some music there but it’s mostly transplanted musicians. Really, they just did good planning and made it an attractive place to live and they did it at exactly the right time to take advantage of a growing weariness with sprawl. Now places like Dublin are scrambling to catch up 20 years later.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Do cities like Portland really have a “brand”? Does some image of some specific sector of society spring immediately to mind when you think of Portland?

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    lbl
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    Portland took a bold approach and capped the size of its City limits years ago – putting a stop to annexation so that growth would be “in-fill” rather than continued sprawl. The result is a nice density level and a thriving core that also has some awesome historic architecture.

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    King Gambrinus
    King Gambrinus
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    Do cities like Portland really have a “brand”? Does some image of some specific sector of society spring immediately to mind when you think of Portland? It doesn’t for me and I’ve been there a couple of times. They have a great transit system, the food’s okay, but not really that much better than Columbus. There’s some music there but it’s mostly transplanted musicians. Really, they just did good planning and made it an attractive place to live and they did it at exactly the right time to take advantage of a growing weariness with sprawl. Now places like Dublin are scrambling to catch up 20 years later.

    100%. Portland: “Hipsters, Craft Beer, Environmentalism”

    I went there last summer on a road trip with some buddies and it pretty much fit the bill. If you played the “name 3 things about (city)” most people would be able to spout something out about the larger cities in the country. Doesn’t mean they’re correct,but it’s setting your expectations. Some cities are dead on Portland in my case, some are below expectations (LA), and some blow your expectations away (Montreal, seriously go visit, like now).

    I tend to think Columbus is a city that exceeds expectations, but probably because there isn’t much people think of.

    Columbus: “OSU, state capital, ummm”

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Portland took a bold approach and capped the size of its City limits years ago – putting a stop to annexation so that growth would be “in-fill” rather than continued sprawl. The result is a nice density level and a thriving core that also has some awesome historic architecture.

    While everyone certainly benefits from those policies, I don’t know if too many people are aware of them outside of urban planning and urban enthusiast circles. ;)

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