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Do Portlanders Really Retire Young?

Fred Armisen, left, and Carrie Brownstein appear in a scene from the IFC series "Portlandia." Armisen's famous quip on the show that Portland is "a city where young people go to retire," led Portland State University researchers to investigate the reality behind the comment. (AP Photo/IFC, Scott Green, File)

Portland may not be "a city where young people go to retire," but it's the place they go to be underemployed, a new study found. A famous quip by Fred Armisen on the television show "Portlandia" led Portland State University researchers to investigate the reality behind the comment. The quirky IFC network series pokes fun at the Oregon city's many eccentricities. The researchers' review found that Portland is a magnet for the young and college educated from across the country, even though a disproportionate share of them are working part-time or holding jobs that don't require a degree. In short, young college grads are moving here, and staying, because they like the city's amenities and culture, not because they're chasing jobs/Jonathan J. Cooper, AP. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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