In today’s paper, The Oregonian’s art critic/writer, D.K. Row, writes about the state of the art economy in Portland. The conflict of the creative class, a term popularized and preached (verbosely) by Richard Florida and us artsy folks, is evident in this hub of creative activity, home to artists, bohemians, hippies, designers, business professionals, DIY’ers, and the list continues. In this situation, we are ultimately forced to question the viability of the creative class in a city that may or may not have the economic capacity to sustain it. You can read Row’s article in its entirety by clicking here.