WSJ features Portland exodus article

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

The nation’s largest subscription newspaper, Wall Street Journal, just ran an article on Portlanders leaving the City.

It featured this great quote, “Mark Rogers has made a list of things he misses about Portland—its vegan restaurants, Powell’s bookstore, public transit—and the things he doesn’t—having his things stolen, stepping in human excrement, extreme politics. The 44-year-old artist moved across the country to Fort Wayne, Ind., last year. “I don’t want to talk trash about my home city even though there’s trash everywhere,”

One other great point from the article,

“Local officials who grappled with a 23% population surge between 2000 and 2020 now find themselves trying to keep residents from leaving. ”


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