Saturday, May 26, 2012

South Waterfront.  I've written about this place before.  It was built on what had been the site of a scrap metal salvage yard.  Connected to the city by a street car and to OHSU by a tram it's a strange place.  It's like a shopping mall without any places to shop.  If it had started out a little less ambitious it might have grown in to something interesting.   I don't think it's ever a good idea to think you can just build a community and wait for it to be populated.  In this case the planning seemed to be that everyone who moved here would be a wealthy professional weirdo like their poster boy Mr. Cycling Psychologist.  Now there would be a Portlandia episode.


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