Why are blue cities such a cesspool of intolerance and bigotry?
Their home and auto were the target of a graffiti attack that told them to return to the Golden State.
A couple from California, who relocated to Portland 4 months ago, woke up Sunday to find their car and house vandalized.
Messages including “Get California out of Portland” and “Move back” were spray painted across the house and car of Jessica Faraday and Preston Page.
Their car was also keyed.
The couple filed a police report, however, they said they an idea of who may have tagged their property.
Less than positive attitudes toward Californians may have been a contributing factor.
There is no more terrifying bogeyman in all of Portland.
The beast steals our jobs and our self-respect. It keeps us from buying homes.
It is The Californian.
Fear of Golden State transplants goes back decades in Oregon, even sparking a tongue-in-cheek — and yet quite serious — 1970s zero-population-growth movement called the James G. Blaine Society, one of whose mottos was “Don’t Californicate Oregon.”
Now, with real-estate prices surging like never before and traffic and pollution seemingly worse by the day, anger at Californians has reached a new boiling point in Oregon’s largest city.