Political Perspectives on 12/07/11
Gentrification in Portland: A Special Program
As Portland becomes a destination for young creatives to find homes and work, minority communities are being "gentrified out" of the city. North and Northeast Portland have lost people of color as housing costs in those areas have increased.
Host Jennifer Kemp interviews local black community leaders Clifford Walker of the Oregon Commission for Black Affairs and Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick, whose district includes North and Northeast Portland, about the causes of gentrification and whether it is a normal part of the evolution is a normal part of the evolution of a city.