If you want to get excited about Portland’s near future, talk to a demographer, because they foresee big things. Like more than 700,000 new Portlanders by 2035, vaulting us into the metropolitan major leagues. If you want to get a little freaked out, check out the current real estate stats—like the 11-percent jump in median home prices in just one year. Can it last? What will a bigger, more expensive Portland look and feel like? And will any of us be able to afford to live here? It’s all happening.