Valuing Portland: Can you relate?
Those of you who filled out the questionnaire last summer and fall, may recall a question about what you value about Portland.
Here's what one person wrote. Can you relate?
No, really, can you? Will you? Comments please!
I value that people wait for the crosswalk to say “walk” before they cross.
I value that people thank the bus driver for the ride when they get off the bus.
I value bike traffic in the morning.
I value the parks and the access to nature, the water and the woods for myself and my dog.
I value the arts and culture and local food and beer and wine.
I value running into people I know on the street.
I value a big downtown university.
I value crossing a river on a historic bridge everyday.
I value farmers markets and beer festivals and salsa dancing under the bridge.
I value the diversity I find—the hipsters and punks and businessmen, gays and straights, newcomers and fifth generation Oregonians, all on the same streets in the same neighborhoods.
I value cops on bikes…..