MLK in the New York Times

Our own MLK Boulevard received a mention in today’s New York Times, in an article on community discussions concerning gentrification. The article, which calls Portland “Sincere City,” is centered on responses to the city’s Restorative Listening Project, which aims to encourage Portlanders to think about how the fairly rapid gentrification of large swaths of Portland affects its residents.

No one comes off well in this article; but then, the New York Times’ style never manages to capture the richness of people’s voices.

Information on the next Restorative Listening Project public meeting, a viewing and discussion of the film “Local Color,” can be found at this page on

An earlier Oregonian article discusses the Restorative Listening Project here with the use of audio interviews with Portlanders on gentrification that can be access on the webpage.


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