“It used to be unique, people say, a utopia where people could get tattoos and ride their bikes everywhere and just be weird. Portland was so affordable, as the slogan went, that young people went there to retire.” But after several years of incoming moving vans, Portland is facing the early stages of a San Francisco-like housing crisis. And while the city’s reputation is progressive, its attitudes about affordable housing are downright artisanal. From The Atlantic: Can Portland Avoid Repeating San Francisco’s Mistakes?

+ A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices.