Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Opening Sentence of the Day: City Limits






"I walked all the way around Portland, along the invisible line called the Urban Growth Boundary."

City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary by David Oates (published by the Oregon State University Press).


I like to walk. I live in Portland. I'm intrigued by the idea of walking the whole way around the city's raggedy boundary.  For non-Oregonians, the idea of an "Urban Growth Boundary" may seem wacky, but we've got one. And I'm about to experience all of it -- at least second hand.


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