Oregon: One State, Nine Different Futures

A dramatic tranformation in Oregon is redrawing the state map into nine diverse regions with different futures.
November 4, 2003, 8am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Oregon is really two states, the conventional wisdom goes. East-West. Rural-urban. Economically dominant Portland leaping ahead of a battered and besieged countryside. But this logic no longer holds true. While Portland's giddy rise and recent fall have made national news, the rest of the state is in the midst of a dramatic transformation that is redrawing the state map. Oregon can now be seen as nine distinct regions, each with its own values, economic approach and political outlook."

Thanks to Nathan Banks

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Published on Sunday, November 2, 2003 in The Oregonian
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