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View Poll Results: Your ranking starting with the most favorite?
Portland>Denver>Minneapolis 16 18.18%
Portland>Minneapolis>Denver 18 20.45%
Denver>Portland>Minneapolis 15 17.05%
Denver>Minneapolis>Portland 9 10.23%
Minneapolis>Portland>Denver 9 10.23%
Minneapolis>Denver>Portland 21 23.86%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2015, 02:55 AM
 
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using a weighted algorithm using the the absolute number rank for each response, Minneapolis holds a significant advantage over the other two cities...

1) Minneapolis: 41 percentile
2) Denver: 32 percentile
3) Seattle: 27 percentile
#1 - Seattle is not in this poll
#2 - Your weighted algorithm is wrong
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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i also wonder how this weighted algorithm exactly works
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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#1 - Seattle is not in this poll
#2 - Your weighted algorithm is wrong
#1 - It was a joke
#2 - Get a grip
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
 
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#1 - It was a joke
#2 - Get a grip
I didn't see anything to indicate that Ghengis' list was a joke. Also, seems like a bit of hyperbole to tell me to "get a grip" over a pretty mundane post.
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Old 08-31-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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Wow. Hard to differentiate. I like Portland for it's weather and access to natural beauty. I like MSP because of it's culture/history and sense of community. I like Denver because even though IMO it's not as stunning as Portland, and it's not as cultured as Minneapolis, it is probably the most well rounded out of the three, it is quite good in both. I have a feeling that I'd be most comfortable in Minneapolis having grown up in the Midwest, but, I like all three, and none of them are really slouches (except for perhaps Portland in culture/history) in any department, whereas Minneapolis' "weakness" the park system, is not really all that much of a weakness, I can directly see a lot of positives about 'somewhat' flatter topography. That being said, Portland could still very much be a dream city for me.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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. I have a feeling that I'd be most comfortable in Minneapolis having grown up in the Midwest, but, I like all three, and none of them are really slouches (except for perhaps Portland in culture/history) in any department, whereas Minneapolis' "weakness" the park system, is not really all that much of a weakness,
I don't know if Portland is really that weak in history compared to the other two, considering it was founded in 1851--which was before the official incorporation of Minneapolis as a town and six years before Denver was founded. There's as many historic buildings in Portland and I've seen in Denver--both have a lot of early 20th century buildings and some remaining 19th century buildings--and the Oregon Trail just ended to the south of Portland near Oregon City. Actually the history of Portland is fairly interesting with the old port history and older neighborhoods that remain--lots of older nice residential architecture.

Culture can be judged on a lot of things, but I found Denver to be a nice city but pretty average in terms of feel--sort of a midpoint between the West and Midwest. Portland likewise is sort of average suburban American culture over most of the area with more interesting pockets around the city. No one is mistaking either city for New Orleans. Minneapolis I haven't been too enough to fairly judge though.

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Old 08-31-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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Minneapolis, Portland, Denver..in that order.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Wow. Hard to differentiate. I like Portland for it's weather and access to natural beauty. I like MSP because of it's culture/history and sense of community. I like Denver because even though IMO it's not as stunning as Portland, and it's not as cultured as Minneapolis, it is probably the most well rounded out of the three, it is quite good in both. I have a feeling that I'd be most comfortable in Minneapolis having grown up in the Midwest, but, I like all three, and none of them are really slouches (except for perhaps Portland in culture/history) in any department, whereas Minneapolis' "weakness" the park system, is not really all that much of a weakness, I can directly see a lot of positives about 'somewhat' flatter topography. That being said, Portland could still very much be a dream city for me.
In some ways Portland has more culture than Denver, at least in terms of the music and art scenes (although not in terms of symphony, museums, and opera). Also, Portland has a lot more bars and restaurants per capita than Denver or Minneapolis for that matter.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:24 PM
 
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I guess culture can be encompassed in a variety of ways. Good point about culture, however, it just seems to me like both Denver and Portland achieved more historical significance earlier than Portland did. I could be wrong, but I feel like you can tell a lot about a city by their civic buildings, and both Denver's and Minneapolis appeared to be somewhat grandiose. I think that Portland's weren't quite on that scale, though that is a good point about settlement dates and the expedition of L & C. What specifically would you all point to in terms of museums and historical attractions that Portland would have that would exceed that of Minneapolis/Denver? I'm open to hearing/seeing about it. I suppose if you consider horticulture an aspect of culture, the Rose Garden would be a feather in Portland's cap, and I won't disagree with you all that Portland has a better food scene since I don't know the cities well enough to compare. I was mainly though just talking about historical attractions/museums.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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I like all 3, but I'll go with my city D-town. I agree with people saying Denver is the most well rounded of the 3, although it may not excel in certain areas compared to the other two.
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