Portland — A Tale Of Two Cities

In every city, there are many cities, many different versions of a place. Portland takes that multiplicity to a different level. There's the city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independent small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffee shops. And then there's the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks. It's the city where some longtime African American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed. In this episode of SOTRU, we spend time in both Portlands.

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