Chris Lehman http://michiganradio.org en Midwest Migration: Detroit native and others drawn to Portland http://michiganradio.org/post/midwest-migration-detroit-native-and-others-drawn-portland <p>If you wanted to start life over in a new place, would you choose somewhere with a chronically high unemployment rate and struggling schools, or one that&rsquo;s known as a haven for slackers? The latter is one way to describe Portland, Oregon.</p><p>It seems like everyone is talking about Portland these days. Part of that has to do with the success of Portlandia, a sketch comedy show that pokes fun at Portland&rsquo;s young hipster crowd. As one character explains, &ldquo;Portland is a city where young people go to retire.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:36:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 7070 at http://michiganradio.org Midwest Migration: Detroit native and others drawn to Portland