It has an endless supply of creative fuel (coffee, beer). It has a highly literate and educated population. And it’s got enough opinionated dudes with beards to make it feel like you’re wandering through a never-ending bar mitzvah block party. So what’s the problem? NY Magazine’s Claire Cain Miller wonders: Will Portland always be a retirement community for the young? “People move to New York to be in media or finance; they move to L.A. to be in show business. People move to Portland to move to Portland.”

+ Related: Watch a bearded man run around New York city high-fiving people trying to hail cabs. (This could be another weird trick masterminded by execs at Uber.)