Five Things Portland
Can Learn
From
Kentucky
in Five Minutes
                  Jeff Hardison
      10-Year Portlander, Nat...
Make no mistake, I love
me some Portland.
Portland is the world’s
urban planning darling.
1.
          Kentucky and
          Oregon ain’t
          that different!
     2.               3.




1.
1. If you don’t agree
with someone, it’s
okay to tell them.
Kentuckians who spoke
their mind...
to your face.
“All I did was stand up
for what I believed.”
        - Muhammad Ali
Does this give you license to
heckle me from your seat?
Uncle Clint says no.
2. Invent something,
give it a local name,
and sell it to the world.
3. Thou shalt love
tolerate thy neighbor.
Simply ridiculous.
“[Louisville is] one of the most
thoroughly integrated urban
school systems in the nation.”
         - The New York Times ...
Let’s bus ‘em, FTW.
4. Get behind the
small guys.
At least you have one
  pro-sports team.
“Slint’s music infected the bloodstream
of underground rock with as much
potency as did the Velvet Underground's
20 years ...
5. Know when to hold
them; know when to
fold them; know when
to walk away; know
when to run.
Ignite Portland 4 - Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes - Jeff Hardison
Ignite Portland 4 - Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes - Jeff Hardison
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  1. 1. Five Things Portland Can Learn From Kentucky in Five Minutes Jeff Hardison 10-Year Portlander, Native Kentuckian Twitter: jshardison
  2. 2. Make no mistake, I love me some Portland.
  3. 3. Portland is the world’s urban planning darling.
  4. 4. 1. Kentucky and Oregon ain’t that different! 2. 3. 1.
  5. 5. 1. If you don’t agree with someone, it’s okay to tell them.
  6. 6. Kentuckians who spoke their mind... to your face.
  7. 7. “All I did was stand up for what I believed.” - Muhammad Ali
  8. 8. Does this give you license to heckle me from your seat? Uncle Clint says no.
  9. 9. 2. Invent something, give it a local name, and sell it to the world.
  10. 10. 3. Thou shalt love tolerate thy neighbor.
  11. 11. Simply ridiculous.
  12. 12. “[Louisville is] one of the most thoroughly integrated urban school systems in the nation.” - The New York Times (7/24/06)
  13. 13. Let’s bus ‘em, FTW.
  14. 14. 4. Get behind the small guys.
  15. 15. At least you have one pro-sports team.
  16. 16. “Slint’s music infected the bloodstream of underground rock with as much potency as did the Velvet Underground's 20 years earlier.” - Dave Segal, The Stranger.
  17. 17. 5. Know when to hold them; know when to fold them; know when to walk away; know when to run.

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