It’s no secret that the bay area is ramping up what some are already calling a tech bubble. Much of this is fueled by the new mobile/social networking/games space that is so hot (see: WSJ article).

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At the same time, Portland is clammoring to have a startup scene of its own. With the level of investment promised from various groups, it’s going to be tough road. And why the Bay Area is still uncomfortable staking out a space here is beyond us (we aim to change this).

There is some insightful commentary on these two posts, albeit some very unsophisticated arguments that must just make the folks in the Bay Area say, “see?” But peep anyway:

How Much Does a Software Developer in Portland Earn? (spoiler alert: no one knows and/or is willing to say).

Portland Seed Fund seeks inspiration from Y Combinator grads.