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View Poll Results: What city/metro would you rather live in?
MSP 60 60.00%
PDX 40 40.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-30-2015, 01:32 PM
 
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Where would you rather live and which categories do you think each city wins on?

1) Affordability and opportunity to make money
2) Parks, natural beauty, and ecological awareness
3) Climate
4) Hospitality/friendliness
5) Public transit and safety net
6) Downtown area
7) Nightlife and fun-ness

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Old 04-30-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I don't know MSP...but will be visiting in a couple months so I'll let ya know then!!
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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I don't know MSP...but will be visiting in a couple months so I'll let ya know then!!
I really want to visit and see if I like it myself.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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And where are you coming from?
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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1) Affordability and opportunity to make money-- MPLS hands down, lower COL and a stronger economy
2) Parks, natural beauty, and ecological awareness--PDX hands down
3) Climate--PDX
4) Hospitality/friendliness--Tie (people are nicer in MPLS, but it's easier to make friends in PDX)
5) Public transit--PDX by a hair, but MPLS is improving
6) Downtown area--MPLS by far
7) Nightlife and fun-ness--MPLS by a hair. MPLS has better dive bars, sports bars, college bars, and dance clubs. PDX for strip clubs (one of the few cities that mix beaver and booze). They're tied for cocktail lounges, music, late-night dining (neither are great), and late-night coffee shops (both are great).

Overall, I'd go Minneapolis. It really is the best bang-for-your-buck in the country.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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1) Affordability and opportunity to make money-- MPLS hands down, lower COL and a stronger economy
2) Parks, natural beauty, and ecological awareness--PDX hands down
3) Climate--PDX
4) Hospitality/friendliness--Tie (people are nicer in MPLS, but it's easier to make friends in PDX)
5) Public transit--PDX by a hair, but MPLS is improving
6) Downtown area--MPLS by far
7) Nightlife and fun-ness--MPLS by a hair. MPLS has better dive bars, sports bars, college bars, and dance clubs. PDX for strip clubs (one of the few cities that mix beaver and booze). They're tied for cocktail lounges, music, late-night dining (neither are great), and late-night coffee shops (both are great).

Overall, I'd go Minneapolis. It really is the best bang-for-your-buck in the country.
I would agree with this assessment except I would change #6 to MPLS by a hair.
Portland has a very active downtown with lots to do.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: a bar
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PDX for strip clubs (one of the few cities that mix beaver and booze).
Really? I didn't realize beaver and booze was all that rare.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Really? I didn't realize beaver and booze was all that rare.
Well, let's find out!

Strip Club Laws in Your City
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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1) Affordability and opportunity to make money Minneapolis
2) Parks, natural beauty, and ecological awareness Portland
3) Climate Portland
4) Hospitality/friendliness Portland
5) Public transit and safety net Portland
6) Downtown area Portland
7) Nightlife and fun-ness Minneapolis

Arts Minneapolis
Diversity Minneapolis
Music Scene Minneapolis
Food Portland

5 Minneapolis
6 Portland
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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1) Affordability and opportunity to make money Minneapolis - not even close
2) Parks, natural beauty, and ecological awareness Portland - Portland has the edge here
3) Climate ? Could go either way - I'm not a fan of cold, but I also wouldn't be a fan of the constant drizzle and dreary days either.
4) Hospitality/friendliness Minneapolis - People in the Twin Cities are very friendly. It's hard to break into groups if you are an outsider, but overall, people are very nice and willing to help you out if you are in a jam. People in Portland will walk right past you.
5) Public transit and safety net Portland Portland for now.
6) Downtown area Minneapolis Downtown Portland has better shopping options, but overall, downtown Minneapolis is more impressive.
7) Nightlife and fun-ness Minneapolis

Arts Minneapolis
Diversity Minneapolis
Music Scene Minneapolis
Food ? I've been to Portland a number of times now and have yet to be blown away by the food scene. Minneapolis - St. Paul is very underrated when it comes to food. Someone will have to convince me which one has the better food scene.

7 Minneapolis
2 Portland

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