Pained in Portland

In an attempt to overcome the trauma that developed after his recent visit to Portland, Jonah invites the prolific author and journalist Nancy Rommelmann onto the Remnant for the first time to explore how the city descended into something resembling Escape from New York. They discuss when Portland’s decline began, whether it can fairly be compared to the New York of the 1970s and ‘80s, and whether these problems will be fixed anytime soon. And shockingly enough, no references to The Warriors are included.

Show Notes:

– Nancy’s Substack, Make More Pie

– Nancy’s page at Reason

– Nancy’s podcast, Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

– Jonah: “A Pox Upon Portland”

– Nancy: “The Dream of the ‘90s Died in Portland”

– Nancy: “Is Portland the new Neverland?”

– Nancy: “A Murder in Portland”

– Nancy: “You’re Not Allowed to Film”

– Tom Wolfe: “The Great Relearning”

– An exhibitionistic GLoP

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