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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 06-14-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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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
you never met my grand mother
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I'd say pound for pound New Orleans by as the weirdest people I've ever met.

Los Angeles probably wins in overall numbers.

I found nothing or nobody that weird in Austin. Portland had some weird older burn out types.

For smaller cities Eugene, OR had some strange people. Also, Woodstock, NY was full of weirdos.

I embrace and love all of these weirdos and I'm glad they make some otherwise ordinary cities interesting.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am not surprised to hear that people have found older people in Portland to appear to be weird. Back in the day up through the 80's or a bit beyond Portland did have some very unique and and weird characters. There are still a few of them around and so it stands to reason they would be of the older generation. But what passes for today as weird is pretty much a stereotypical "weird" that can be found in most any other city.

Not that it's a bad thing, it's just that in comparison to what it once was, I just don't see Portland as weird today. It's more as some have said, a kind of copy-cat weird.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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New Orleans and Vegas tends to attract a lot of weirdos but so does LA but thats only because of Hollywood and the porn industry so I don't count them. Portland, Seattle and SF seem to attract a lot of bums and street people for some reason.
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Vegas. Hit the photo opportunities at Fremont Street. It cannot get any weirder than that. Even the Strip seems conventional in comparison. Yeah you can watch Superman get beat up on the strip...but bare boobed nuns?
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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New Orleans and Vegas tends to attract a lot of weirdos but so does LA but thats only because of Hollywood and the porn industry so I don't count them. Portland, Seattle and SF seem to attract a lot of bums and street people for some reason.
Why does it matter what brought them to LA? Do you think it's a phony kind of weird, because I can understand that.
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:31 AM
 
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DC. This place and the people in it:

http://www.aviewoncities.com/img/was...kveus1179s.jpg
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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Vegas. Hit the photo opportunities at Fremont Street. It cannot get any weirder than that. Even the Strip seems conventional in comparison. Yeah you can watch Superman get beat up on the strip...but bare boobed nuns?
This...I've never seen a crowd like I unfortunately saw once on Fremont. It genuinely made me feel very sad for humanity. And it's not so much the costumes (we have those people walking around on a normal day in San Francisco); it's the people and what their pathetic little lives must be like. The fact that they're there, having a blast, probably all the time. Maybe live around there... Ugh so depressing.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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This...I've never seen a crowd like I unfortunately saw once on Fremont. It genuinely made me feel very sad for humanity. And it's not so much the costumes (we have those people walking around on a normal day in San Francisco); it's the people and what their pathetic little lives must be like. The fact that they're there, having a blast, probably all the time. Maybe live around there... Ugh so depressing.
Virtually all tourists. Mostly from the midwest and CA. See a few locals at the band concerts very few otherwise.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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I am not surprised to hear that people have found older people in Portland to appear to be weird. Back in the day up through the 80's or a bit beyond Portland did have some very unique and and weird characters. There are still a few of them around and so it stands to reason they would be of the older generation. But what passes for today as weird is pretty much a stereotypical "weird" that can be found in most any other city.

Not that it's a bad thing, it's just that in comparison to what it once was, I just don't see Portland as weird today. It's more as some have said, a kind of copy-cat weird.
Yeah, I've heard many people say the Portland up to 1990-95 or so was a totally different city than the city has been in the past generation or so. I think since the late 90s/early 2000s it's just been too expensive for interesting and laid back people to live there, at least without making enormous sacrifices so other cities have attracted free spirited types instead.

Hell, even when I first started spending a decent amount of time in Portland in the late 2000s/beginning of the 2010s it was still somewhat less corporate and considerably more affordable than it is today in 2015.
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