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Old 09-20-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Thumbs up, or thumbs down on portland?

Portland Oregon... good times or bad times?
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Nice City...I'd move there but that's also because of Mt. Hood. No sales tax but property tax is high and you can't fill up your own gas tank.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:52 AM   #3
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I like Portland
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:57 AM   #4
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:00 AM   #5
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My brother lives there. I felt it was too gray and rainy too often for my tastes. But, it is a nice city and beautiful area beyond that.

The lack of sales tax also results in really underfunded schools. If I remember correctly from what my brother has told me the public schools have had their numbers of days reduced to the bare minimum to meet government requirements, and there are no music or sports programs provided. They lampooned it a couple years ago in Doonesbury. If you have kids it might be important to you.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:44 AM   #6
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portland gets a thumbs up from me

But i dig the northwest as a whole, from extreme nocal, to the border of WA state...I have fmaily scattered all over, love the places and things you cna do there
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:02 AM   #7
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I used to travel there almost monthly for work. Nice city....very clean downtown. Weather is great as long as it isn't October through February.

My biggest complaint is that the people aren't the most friendly. They're all self-righteous tree hugger hippies. Don't get me wrong....I have no problem w/ this usually, but RUDE HIPPIES? W T H is that about?
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:04 AM   #8
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Vampires. Lots of 'em up there. Acquaintance of ours moved there from the Rez because of that supposed fact.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:07 AM   #9
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i will be there tomorrow afternoon on biz.......had forgotten bout the skate park, no time in schedule for that or for test drivin a atom - evil muthertruckers!
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:10 AM   #10
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suicidegirls. lots of them.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:13 AM   #11
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suicidegirls. lots of them.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:14 AM   #12
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There are TWO Portlands!

It's not all about the west coast.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #13
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There are TWO Portlands!

It's not all about the west coast.
But for someone who can read, it says "Portland OREGON"

Although...there is Albany, Phoenix, and a host of other cities in Oregon who have matching names to other cities in the U.S.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:02 PM   #14
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cool city, lots of outdoors things to do nearby.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:04 PM   #15
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But for someone who can read, it says "Portland OREGON"
Doesn't say Oregon in the thread title.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:04 PM   #16
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thumbs down! my sister has been living there for a few years and now is looking to get out.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:04 PM   #17
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Doesn't say Oregon in the thread title.
read his post douche
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:05 PM   #18
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I like it, but I would not want to live there. I guess I just like smaller cities.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:08 PM   #19
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Mom's family is from there, we used to visit Portland and Cannon Beach every summer. When I win the lottery, I'm building a cabin somewhere in rural western Oregon. Thumbs up from me.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:12 PM   #20
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Portland OR is happy. Though the cost of living vs. income may be something that you would want to look at... depending on job
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:14 PM   #21
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:18 PM   #22
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read his post douche
I think you are missing the point.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:29 PM   #23
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I think you are missing the point.
Nope. I'll stick w/ douche. It seems to be my word of the day.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:30 PM   #24
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Nope. I'll stick w/ douche. It seems to be my word of the day.
Ok, terrific.
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:49 PM   #25
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Thanks for the responses all.

I'm not too outdoorsy other than winter sports, but I might be more at sea level. I'm not Lance Armstrong, eff this high altitude.

Suicide Girls.. big plus.

Catass..why'd your sis move?

My buddy works at intel up there (he hates everything so I don't ask his opinion.. we call him nate the hate) and he's trying to get me a job making about 45k up there.

I also like it's only 100 miles to seattle, and flights from seattle are wicked cheap.
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