Kinda thought the whole "death of Portland" thing was an exaggeration, but now I know 3 unconnected people who are being evicted because the houses they rent are being sold, and 2 friends had their jobs displaced because of the whole Town Storage thing. This is just over the course of the last few weeks. I was browsing around Zillow this morning and maybe I am mis-remembering but it seems like rent has gone up hundreds of dollars since I looked just a few months ago. Weird to watch this happen. The creative community seems crazy over saturated too because of the fairly uniform interests the people moving here have and it is going to be interesting to see what happens as hundreds of people fight for the same 35-45k jobs just to find they can't save anything and are barely paying rent. It's weird. There seem to be a few smart people out there trying to do something about it, but does it even matter? Seems sorta inevitable. Is there any hope? Can anything really be done? Seems like Seattle and San Francisco tried to deal with the same problems and pretty much failed.