Oregon, and Portland, see population declines

Oregon, and Portland, see population declines

It seems Oregon, and specifically Portland, have lost their luster. Portland and Oregon went from being the #1 place to move in the US to having a net LOSS of population in just 2 years.

Multnomah county (which encompasses most of Portland) declined by 12,494 people, or 1.5% along with a more modest decline (0.2%) in the Portland metro area (Beaverton, Vancouver, etc).

How did this happen? How did a city go from the #1 place to move to just about last place? Some of the top posited reasons:

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