Interesting blurb on our 82nd Ave, and the role that ungentrified, unplanned spaces play in cities.
Portland's real Chinatown is growing around 82nd, not in Old Town, where the Portland Development Commission's streetscape project hopes curb extensions and exotic trees will substitute for a lively, growing community.
Numbers confirm the impressions rolling past our windshields. According to the 2000 census, Multnomah County has 18 census tracts (out of nearly 200) where at least 20 percent of the residents are foreign-born. Half of these tracts border 82nd Avenue.
thanks to Bill for the heads up.
September 19, 2006 | Permalink