Portland has an amazing array of seasonal, organic, local, vegan, gluten free, and farm fresh cuisines and products that would make you think this would be a good place for me but the lack of diversity is overwhelming. I have not felt racism, like I was told to expect, but at the same time, the whiteness here is isolating.
The majority of people are young, white, hipsters. People who ride fixed bikes, wear skinny jeans and flannel, drink lattes or home grown beer. It’s not a stereotype when it’s true. Everyone is into sustainability.
I do not want to be in a place for an extended period of time where I am the only person that looks like me.
Photos: a mural in the intersection to highlight to drivers to slow down, children in the neighborhood.