This ran in The Oregonian on Sunday and should be pretty self-explanatory to those of you who don't live here.
Oregon's unemployment rate is rivaled only by Michigan, yet remains a desirable place to move for many youngsters. The Oregonian's Anna Griffin wrote a column on the NY Time's strange love affair with our city. And George Will's column "Demon Denim" is worth a read, if only to marvel at his level of pampered snobbery. It's no surprise that he also hates Portland.