Sleeping Around Part 2: Life in Each Quadrant

Spending a night in all five of Portland's quadrants.

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I spent most of my first month in Portland parked in Buckman. It was a great vandwelling homestead—lots of shade, flat streets, tolerant (or clueless) neighbors—but when a nosey neighbor spooked me, I decided to leave the verdant Southeast and see what else my new home had to offer. While driving around the west side of Portland—a sloping urban maze of harsh contrast between the haves and ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Pete Cottell

Vanifest Destiny: How I Became a College-Educated 29-Year-Old Who is Technically Homeless

It's really not as weird as you think.

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Pete Cottell quit his job in Ohio and moved to Portland to live in a van. Read why here and follow his adventures all summer here.What do you do when you’re pushing 30 and you haven’t achieved much of anything beyond getting a bachelor’s degree from a monolithic land grant university?Well, some people go back to school to delay the inevitable, tossing more debt on the heap in hopes that ...   More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 PETE COTTELL

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