I brought up the same point. I've known many non-white people, and they never had trouble dating. I prefer non-white women, but that hasn't made finding a partner any easier.I'd like to see the research that shows that BIPOC people do not date, mate and marry at the same rates as Caucasians. I don't know why that would be. People are people.
I don't know about Portland, but there is no shortage of African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American people where I live.I think it does depend on a person's innate personality and confidence a lot, though. It would certainly help to live in a more racially diverse city, such as Portland, Oregon, for example.