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Portland vs. Vancouver

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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

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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


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Portland's Bicycle Brilliance

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

By Christine McLaren, 4 Aug 2009


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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


Come to the Water and Celebrate Vancouver’s Thriving Shoreline

Paddle a kayak, touch sea creatures, create crafts, listen to live music and much more at the fourth annual Water’s Edge Day in Vanier Park.

By Tyee Staff