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Portland vs. Vancouver


Mt. St. Helens from Portland, OR. Image by Keith Skelton, shared under a Creative Commons license.

Twenty-something Vancouver-based journalist Christine McLaren ventures south to Oregon's biggest city and falls in love with its youth-friendly culture and smart policies toward cycling and homelessness.

In This Series



Why Portland Beats Vancouver

If you're young, creative and low on cash, Oregon's biggest city has much to envy.

By Christine McLaren, 3 Aug 2009



Portland's Bicycle Brilliance

And what Vancouver can learn to create a self-propelled culture.

By Christine McLaren, 4 Aug 2009


Gregor Robertson and Portland Mayor Adams

Portland's Progress on Homelessness

Compared to Vancouver, a better funded, more 'bottom-up' approach.

By Christine McLaren, 5 Aug 2009