I'm not sure if I like street photography more over on Portland's east side or downtown, but I wil say that I get more diversity here. Also, people aren't in as much of a hurry. I'd guess I probably stand out more walking around in a suit and tie over here.
This is one of my favorite corners as there's a stoplight and a Starbucks on one side, Peets across the street and the Bagdad theater on the opposite. Always lots of people stopping for a moment.