A Tale of Two Cities
by Corey duBrowa
There are two Portland, Oregons. And a river runs through them.
The Willamette River separates East from West Portland, but in many ways also serves as something of a DMZ for the cultural divide that has long separated the city.
West Portland stands for Old Money: The tony West Hills, home to the private and exclusive Multnomah Athletic Club, the hillside majesty of Oregon Health Sciences University, Washington Park and its beautifully manicured International Rose Test Garden, the Saturday Market (where Westsiders can safely dip their toes in the boho pool before turning tail for home) and the more nouveau...