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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2014

As you spend time with your loved ones today, don't forget to share your love with Portland small businesses on Twitter and hashtag #pdxLOVESsmallbiz.

I wanted to share this inspiring poem with you all by Langston Hughes.

I Dream a World

By Langston Hughes

I dream a world where man

No other man will scorn,

Where love will bless the earth

And peace its paths adorn.

I dream a world where all

Will know sweet freedom's way,

Where greed no longer saps the soul

Nor avarice blights our day.

A world I dream where black or white,

Whatever race you be,

Will share the bounties of the earth

And every man is free,

Where wretchedness will hang its head

And joy, like a pearl,

Attends the needs of all mankind--

Of such I dream, my world!