2010s - A Decade Done
In 2010, the economy was just beginning to recover from the Great Recession. Portland and the rest of the state had been hit harder than most of the nation, with jobs disappearing, incomes falling for those who were still employed and widespread home foreclosures.
Over the next decade, the city and state rebounded more than the national average. Today, employment, incomes and home values are at record highs.
And yet, many will argue the past 10 years have been the most divisive since the 1960s; perhaps even worse than that turbulent decade.
In Portland, no mayor in this decade has served more than a single term. There are more homeless people living and dying on the streets than ever before. Violent fights have repeatedly broken out at local political demonstrations.
A powerful governor rose and fell. A powerful mayor did the same.
The Great Recession slammed the brakes on growth. In some ways — construction, for instance — the city zoomed out of the recession. In others — the rise of homeless K-12 students — the region still suffers from the impacts.
Portland gained worldwide attention — good and bad — as the city that protests and rallies.
And through it all, "Portlandia" cemented the "Keep Portland Weird" reputation.
In the Jan. 2 print edition, the Portland Tribune also features picks by our photojournalists of the best images of the era.
Below, find links to th Decade in Review stories.
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