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View Poll Results: Which cities have the WEIRDEST people and places
Albuquerque 8 8.25%
Atlanta 2 2.06%
Austin 9 9.28%
Baltimore 6 6.19%
Chicago 0 0%
Houston 1 1.03%
Las Vegas 14 14.43%
Los Angeles 16 16.49%
Memphis 0 0%
Miami 9 9.28%
Nashville 1 1.03%
New Orleans 19 19.59%
New York 11 11.34%
Phoenix 2 2.06%
Pittsburgh 3 3.09%
Portland 24 24.74%
Providence 2 2.06%
San Antonio 0 0%
San Diego 1 1.03%
San Francisco 33 34.02%
Seattle 15 15.46%
Tucson 2 2.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-12-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Well, it's official: The West is weird. I should have included Salt Lake City in the poll. Now that's an odd place. I must say I'm surprised by Seattle's standing in the poll. I don't find it to be weird in the least, but perhaps it's still riding on its nineties rep, before Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon turned its downtown into a vertical office park.
Seattle strikes me as very corporate, which is generally the opposite of "weird."
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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Portland is actually ahead of Seattle in a poll LOL.

we can thank Oregon's mental health care for this
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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Judging from the news......Florida and New Mexico has the most weirdos lol.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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i would say LA, Vegas, Miami and New Orleans but the people make these cities fun to visit because they are so damn kooky and nutty.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:20 PM
 
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Yeah I can't tell whether or not people are putting down cities by labeling the inhabitants 'weird'. I approached the thread as it being slightly more positive, if anything.
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Old 06-13-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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In it's defense, Austin used to be genuinely weird. Even 15 years ago Leslie was running for mayor and putting mini-skirts over his usual attire to be more professional (my husband saw him on the street in a garter belt and panties pre-election). He came in 2nd... I think the whole "Keep Austin Weird" thing came as long time locals saw the city losing it's uniqueness. It didn't work. Hipsters are weird but it's a weird manufactured uniform weird.
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Old 06-13-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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New Orleans should be higher on this list
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Old 06-13-2015, 09:51 PM
 
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San Francisco has inherently weird people - the weirdest I've seen in any city by far. Walk around for a day and you feel like you're in an open air mental institution. It's part of what gives it its whimsical charm, though. (I mean that with no sarcasm).

Portland definitely has a lot of quirky folks and some weirdos, but it's nowhere near the twilight zone experience you can get in SF.

Seattle, in certain neighborhoods, has a good share of odd folks hanging around, but id put it below Portland.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Maybe it's because I lived there for a very long time but I just don't find Portland to be weird. I wonder if people are voting on it's reputation, what they see on TV or if they really see it that way up close and personal. To me, New Orleans and Las Vegas are weird.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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Maybe it's because I lived there for a very long time but I just don't find Portland to be weird. I wonder if people are voting on it's reputation, what they see on TV or if they really see it that way up close and personal. To me, New Orleans and Las Vegas are weird.
I found Portlanders to be quite conventional and normal, aside from the "street people" there. Almost painfully normal. I mean for every quirky unicyclist you have like 80 money-loving politically correct yuppies there lol
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