Stories about people who've chosen to make Portland home, how we got here, and why we stay.


Chosen City PDXI grew up in the steel and stone of the midwest, in Cleveland, Ohio. They say it’s a good place to raise kids, but what always seems to puzzle people is the question I used to ask: “But is it a good place to raise adults?” This is my story, and the story of people like me, who found space to breathe and create ourselves, our adult selves, anew– In the green and the rain and the fog and the sun of the Pacific Northwest.

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