Nike Exec Leaves the Company Because He Hates Portland

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The dream of the ’90’s may be alive in Portland, but for Nike’s rising star chief information officer, it wasn’t worth dreaming.

Anthony Watson announced he was quitting the Oregon-based company on Wednesday, citing “personal reasons.” But Fortune, citing an unnamed source close to him, reports the real reason for his departure is that he found just found Portland to be too boring “As a single gay guy from London,” the source said, he “underestimated what it would be like. It was a culture shock.”

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