Notes about Portland, Oregon
- Neighborhoods and Neighborhood Associations.
The "Villages" in my World Model
are called "neighborhoods" in Portland.
I think of Portland's "neighborhoods"
as associations of neighborhoods.
To call a group of
22,000 residents "a neighborhood"
seems misleading, since most rural towns have
less than half that population. (I'm not saying that City Hall is
Our region is the Pacific Northwest.
Metro is not a "regional"
government. Metro is a (local) area government.
- Dignity Village is a neighborhood or watch group depending on its eventual size.
"Metro Area", and "The Region" correctly in their
Sometimes headlines and articles are inconsistent.
The Oregonian reports significant events, but does not see the big picture.
The editorials are OK, but they only follow what
is already obvious most of the time. They rarely propose anything themselves
away from the status quo.
If the City Club endorses an idea for Willamette County,
the the Oregonian will likely follow, for one day, then business as usual.
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