Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

I like this mural in O'Brien Park because it really embodies the initial feelings towards Oregon while pulling in the modern day. Oregon City, which is the oldest city west of the Mississippi river, is only 10 minutes drive from Portland. The phrase "Pack up your dreams" hits home for me as well because I packed up and moved from Florida last year out here. A lot of local Portlanders and Oregonians in general complain about all the new people coming into the city in the past decade, but really it's sort of like back in the covered wagon days with people heading west to try their luck.

On a sad note, the influx of people in Portland has really caused a lack of jobs in the city. So, unfortunately, Labor Day for some isn't much of a break at all.

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