Remember Mayor Adams proclaiming support for Occupy when the bandwagon was just starting. I still think there had to be some kind of federal pressure to turn the minds of all these municipalities at the same time against the encampments.
I don’t necessarily believe Portland is a white privileged city. Nor do I dislike Portlanders. But damn, that’s a lot more folks than I would have ever predicted. Portland has a quiet competence from which we can all learn.