The idea for Hometown Stories came from a beautiful website called Portland Stories.
Here's a little footage from Portland Stories:
"There is no Portland Stories without your Portland stories. If you don't send them to us, this site has no reason for being. There are only a few general guidelines with which you should be familiar.
- Stories must be set in Portland. It doesn't matter when or where, as long as they occured in any of the eight specified sections of Portland.
- These are your stories. These aren't stories that someone else experienced (there are always exceptions, such as you being there as they experienced them), or stories from Portland history.
- Believe in your own story. Use it to add to your definition of the city, its people, and/or your place in it.
- Above all else, be honest. After all, the best stories are the ones that are true."
Hometown stories listens for stories about you and your community.