If it isn't already, Portland, Oregon is on its way to becoming America's official skate city. That's a good part of the reason I, and many other people have moved here. Any city with a "master skatepark plan" written into city ordinance is fine by me.
Passed by city council ordinance on August 3, 2005, the plan recommends 3 types of skateparks — 19 in total — 13 neighborhood skate spots, 5 district-wide skateparks, and one central city anchor park. Portland is well on it's way to skateboard Mecca!
The latest park, Ed Benedict Skate Plaza is a departure from the huge transitions of Burnside and Pier Park. In contrast Ed Benedict is total street plaza, full of natural-ish obstacles to keep the tech kids happy.