The Portland of today is dedicated to raising each generation to become better than the ones that came before. All children are selectively bred from the very best of Portland’s stored genetic profiles and grown to term in healthy and sterile glass wombs. No inhabitant of Portland is expected or allowed to carry a child in their own, disease ridden, prototype biological womb, as that results in profound health issues for all involved. Children are cared for by carefully selected adults in city-run crèches, and taught how to live in a tolerant and loving society throughout their school years. Any undue aggression or intolerance is grounds for immediate removal from the city. Those who best exhibit the traits of tolerance and love are chosen for leadership positions when they become adults. This is all done to ensure that Portland remains a beacon of continuing hope and change to Pacifica and the less enlightened lands of America surrounding them.