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Up or Out?

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Tom Brian, chair of the Washington County Board, says “You can’t stack companies like Intel in Big Pink.” Meanwhile Sam Adams, Portland’s mayor, says “Expecting development in the outlying areas is fanciful at best.” How should Metro Portland grow: Up or out? Join Think Out Loud, in partnership with Community Newspapers, for a discussion about how we will work, and live, and play as the population of the region grows.

This show will be recorded in front of a live audience (we hope you’ll come!) at the Hillsboro Civic Center on Monday, December 14th. Seating is first-come, first-seated and the event is free. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the hour-long show begins at 7:00 pm sharp. (The program will air the following morning at 9:00 am.)

As usual, of course, we want to begin the conversation now. How do you think the region should grow: up or out? What stands in the way of the change you want to see?


  • Tom Brian: Chair of the Washington County Board of Commissioners
  • Sam Adams: Mayor of the City of Portland
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