I was recently called a “yuppie” online by a vitriolic stranger because I have enough money for a downpayment to buy a house in Portland, my hometown. Which first off, lol to using yuppie in 2018, but also I’m flattered that anyone would mistake me for young, as I am only a month away from 46. (Professional is also debatable.)
The last time I was called a yuppie was around 1999 on Chowhound when I said there weren’t any good restaurants in Ridgewood, Queens. It’s hard to imagine Ridgewood in 1999, but take my word for it.
Oh, I shouldn’t have to even say this, but people buying homes in non-hip, non-gentrified, far-flung neighborhoods in Portland isn’t the cause of rampant homelessness.