One such intersection is Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street in Portland.
Eighty years ago it was a bucolic crossing of a state highway and a farm-to-market road connecting downtown Portland to the berry fields and orchards of Gresham.
Today it is a place of constant motion from the first murmurs of dawn through the final stretches of late night. Cars and trucks pass through. People spill on and off TriMet buses at some of the region's busiest bus stops.
It's an intersection of education, diversity and development. It's a place of promise and of challenges. It's a place that reflects and refracts a whole region's future. It's a place of many stories, personal and shared.
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