It is true. It appears Mars Hill Church is going to plant a branch in Portland. In spite of the dozens upon dozens of churches already in the area; as well as all the new, eager church plants all over town; Mars Hill thinks we need their brand kind of like every town needs a Walmart or a McDonalds.
I guess when a branch popped up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (because there was no good churches already there!) we should have known that their ecclesiastical capitalism knows no bounds. Sigh.
I guess the good news is it is not slated until late 2011 and I am out of here in mid-2012.