It’s amazing what a single word can do. Ask North Dakota, commonly believed to be much colder than its southern cousin, even though the two states have similar climates. Ask South Central Los Angeles, which recently dropped the “Central” altogether as part of a rebranding effort. Ask the “middle” child, for that matter…or the recipient of a “left-handed” compliment.
A single word can color a lot of perceptions, and it’s no different in our fair city: North Portland, the West Hills, and…The East Side.
Alive and vibrant with overlapping cultures and characters, East Portland is beloved by its residents…and occasionally misjudged by others. The East Portland Action Plan is an attempt to remedy that situation.
On Sunday’s Outlook Portland, we’ll speak with Katie Larsell, Nick Sauvie, and Larry Kotan of the East Portland Action Plan. We’ll talk about The East Side’s challenges (and advantages), and we’ll examine how one side of the city became so vastly different from the other.
The show will also feature another “Outlook Portland Editorial Reply”, brought to you by our marquee sponsor, Things From Another World. This week’s guest editorialist: The Last Son of Krypton: Superman.