What Brought You to Portland?

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Portland State University is conducting a survey to find out What brought you to Portland?  What has kept you here?  They want to read your story.

They say:

  • Roughly two-thirds of the region’s (and state’s) population growth is the result of net in-migration.  Given that migration brings together people of various backgrounds, including different political viewpoints, age, race/ethnicity, and culture, improving our understanding of who is moving here today will better prepare us for understanding what Portland will look like tomorrow.
  • Portland migrants place strong value on the region’s natural amenities (e.g. climate, access to the gorge), bicycle and regional transit infrastructure, and economic opportunity, but also consistently cite opportunities for social/community engagement as important factors as well. 

Multnomah County is a very liberal city. The county was over 72% for Kerry. I wonder if the immigrants will change the mix or propel it even further to the left. It would be nice to see more of a balance and make politicians compete for our vote.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is completely confidential.  Our survey asks why people chose to move to Portland, why they have stayed, and what they value most in place to live and work.

Click here to take the survey: What Moves You? Tell Your Portland Story.

I would be interested in hearing what would drive you away, as we prepare to move to Mexico.

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