Hi PDX hounds,
I've been a very active member of the Los Angeles Chowhound board for about a decade now. It has been an incredible source of info and guidance for me. In the time I've been Chowhounding, I've learned how to speak Chinese (somewhat), traveled to China and Taiwan for several months, and applied that knowledge as I ate my way across the vast Chinese suburbs of Los Angeles (as well as in China.)
Now my Lovely Tasting Assistant™ (LTA™) and I may be moving to Portland this summer, and I've noticed that the "Metro Portland" board here, at least compared to the LA board, is rather inactive and I wonder if that is because there are other sources for reliable Portland Chow info. I know that Phoenix Chowhounds migrated to the PHXfoodnerds board, so I wonder if something like that has happened here.
Were the Portland food boards ever very active here? I imagine they were probably a relatively new invention sometime after the corporate buyout of Chowhound in 2006.