For those who have never been to my home city it has a magic much like Diagon Alley form the Harry Potter series. You can find anything your heart desires permitting you knock on the right door. We have people who constantly and aggressively push and evolve their skill sets. People hungry to get to “the next level”. Men and women with a code, a purpose and even a plan. That constant evolving blend of street smarts with books smarts is the Portland I know. there are not many taboos outside of crimes and a lot of respectful people.
That is my Portland, the city I was born in, spent the majority of my life in and in all honesty will probably have my grave in. What this city is NOT is a name to rally behind in an effort to be the most undesirable, rude, egomaniacal group of fakers and fad chasers the world had ever seen.