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View Poll Results: Denver vs Portland
Denver 30 57.69%
Portland 22 42.31%
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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Criterias include but not limited to:

nightlife
culture
shopping
dining
scenery
outdoor activities
crime rate
economy
people
weather
quality of life
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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Both are overrated, but I say Portland. Lots of karaoke and pretty flowers during the spring there. Denver is just dry and dusty and seemed boring when I visited there.
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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nightlife - neither
culture - Portland
shopping - not sure
dining - neither
scenery - Portland
outdoor activities - Denver
crime rate - about the same
economy - probably Denver
people - about the same
weather - Denver
quality of life - about the same
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Portland-Denver is the most difficult match-up i came across on this forum, I just can't choose.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Portland!
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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Denver is just dry and dusty and seemed boring when I visited there.
Yep, that's all Denver is. Dry, dusty, and boring. Watching tumbleweeds blow through town is prime Denver entertainment. Thanks for the enlightening post.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Yep, that's all Denver is. Dry, dusty, and boring. Watching tumbleweeds blow through town is prime Denver entertainment. Thanks for the enlightening post.
Take Minne's opinion of Denver with a huge grain of salt because that "visit" consisted of a trip through town on a Greyhound Bus...and no I'm not kidding about that.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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Nightlife, dining, and probably quality of life go to Portland. Crime rate is a tie. The rest go to Denver.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Both are overrated, but I say Portland. Lots of karaoke and pretty flowers during the spring there. Denver is just dry and dusty and seemed boring when I visited there.
While Denver will never be confused with Portland for greenery, to say that it is just dry and dusty is a bit much...



Photo courtesy of Ryan Dravitz Photography and DenverInfill.com
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Denver gets very very hot during the summer. The sun beats down. Traffic also sucks, too much recent growth to keep up with the infrastructure.

Portland has cooler summers and traffic is a bit more manageable.
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