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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The self-congratulation and superficiality of this discussion of "Oregon" is sad and ridiculous, for anyone who has lived here for longer than a few years. This program is about Portland and its puffed-up view of itself, not about Oregon. Drive out beyond 82nd, and there is another Portland of rundown trailer parks and poverty. Really look at people sleeping in doorways in Portland's precious downtown. The idea that Stumptown coffee could be "Very Important", in the face of such realities is offensive, at the very least.
And then take a look around Oregon. It is much more and much different than the New York Times, or for Pete's sake, Vogue, portrays. It is not a neat little square bounded by Portland, Hood River, Bend and Cannon Beach. There are beauties and realities far beyond those pretty places.
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