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View Poll Results: Would you rather move to Houston or Portland?
Houston 139 40.17%
Portland 207 59.83%
Voters: 346. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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For me, a good plate of Pesto with home grown basil puts away all those so call concern about zoning, public transport and whatever else.

Enjoy your basil. Who cares about public transportation anyways?
Like I just said, Houston flies to 6 out of 50 European countries. And no, actually, there is no non-stop service from Houston to Hong Kong, Shanghai, or anywhere in India. Keep trying though. 'A' for effort.

In Portland, I am sure you would have to fly to Sfco or LA first to get to the Latin America, the Far East or even Europe. So sorry.

You're sure, huh? Maybe you should look it up instead of talking out of your rear end. I can assure you, Tokyo is in fact in the far east and Amsterdam is in fact in Europe.

I have thoroughly embarrassed you and called you out on your pedestrian rants and lack of knowledge. I don't even know why you try. Sorry boo!
Continuing with the subject of public transportation, Portlandís PT doesn't have anything to write home about. I hear that the rail system there is full of homeless commuters who emit highly offensive or abhorrent odors to the poor people that must rely on it.
As far as airports and direct connections; Houston has Portland beat hands down.
The Houston airport system served more than 50 million passengers in 2008. With too many foreign no-stop destinations to count.
http://www.fly2houston.com/aboutHistory;
Portland's with a measly Passengers 14 million (2008) with just 4 non-stop international destinations (Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_International_Airport
Bythe way you need to relax, you are not getting paid for this.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Continuing with the subject of public transportation, Portland’s PT doesn't have anything to write home about. I hear that the rail system there is full of homeless commuters who emit highly offensive or abhorrent odors to the poor people that must rely on it.
As far as airports and direct connections; Houston has Portland beat hands down.
The Houston airport system served more than 50 million passengers in 2008. With too many foreign no-stop destinations to count.
http://www.fly2houston.com/aboutHistory;
Portland's with a measly Passengers 14 million (2008) with just 4 non-stop international destinations (Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_International_Airport
Bythe way you need to relax, you are not getting paid for this.
Outside of SF, Boston, NYC, and DC, the Portland metro area has the best and most comprehensive public transit in the country. Houston can't touch that.

Conversely, Portland can't touch the air connections that Houston has to the rest of the world. Which makes sense since it's a huuuge city compared to Portland, and Portland is in such close proximity to SEA that it wouldn't make sense economically to have direct flights all over the world. That's what connecting flights are for though.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Continuing with the subject of public transportation, Portlandís PT doesn't have anything to write home about. I hear that the rail system there is full of homeless commuters who emit highly offensive or abhorrent odors to the poor people that must rely on it.
As far as airports and direct connections; Houston has Portland beat hands down.
The Houston airport system served more than 50 million passengers in 2008. With too many foreign no-stop destinations to count.
http://www.fly2houston.com/aboutHistory;
Portland's with a measly Passengers 14 million (2008) with just 4 non-stop international destinations (Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_International_Airport
Bythe way you need to relax, you are not getting paid for this.
How would you know? You clearly know nothing about air transit in Houston, let alone Portland. In your previous several posts you have spewed out nothing but fabricated, incorrect facts which I have corrected each time, now you want us to believe you are an expert on Portland's public transportation system? You've already clearly stated that public transit isn't important to you so just stop talking about things you are completely ignorant about.

And if I truly need to correct you one last time, yes, as the poster above me stated, Portland probably has the best and most practical public transportation infrastructure outside the older and larger cities of New York, Boston, DC, and San Francisco (I'd add Chicago as well).

Just quit already. Stop embarrassing yourself and Houston. Go water your basil.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It's not like Houston isn't expanding its rail options. That is about the only thing Portland really excels at over Houston, for now. It's rail transit. Luckily, Houston is working on that.

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The point of this thread is "where would you rather move to?"

So it's not surprising that Portland comes out ahead.

Houston may have the bigger population and skyline, bigger this, bigger that, but in the end, people would rather move to Portland, because they like it better.

Natural beauty, weather, and quality of living counts for a lot.
LOL, wut? You are putting too much into this poll. Go look at Census numbers, and tell me which city more people are moving to.

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Not really.

El Paso, Dallas, and Travis counties (El Paso, Dallas, and Austin, respectively) went wide for Obama. Harris and Bexar counties (Houston and San Antonio) were both about 50/50 - only slightly in Obama's favor. Tarrant county (the other half of the Dallas metro including Fort Worth) went wide for McCain.

Texas: Presidential County Results - Election Results 2008 - The New York Times

2008 Texas presidential election results (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/interactive_sm/11/2008_texaselection.html - broken link)
Not even close.

See, you're looking at the counties. You have to look at the cities. For example, Harris County is HUGE. It includes almost all of Houston's suburbs. It has about four million out of the 5.7 million in Houston's metro. That is the only reason why it was that close. Because of the conservative suburbs in the county. The Houston Chronicle released a vote by precinct in the city soon after the election, and almost all the districts were Obama. Even the wealthy Memorial area on the west side of Houston.

And I'm pretty sure the City of Fort Worth went for Obama, but overall, Tarrant County didn't.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I've been to both-Houston is fine, but I pick Portland.

I love that city. Drove thru on my way to Seattle last year and coming into Portland on the 5 Northbound is pretty spectacular. One of the best urban 'entrances' in the whole country.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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And where do you day-trip to go skiing or snowboarding if you live in Houston? Apparently nowhere. But yes, Houston has a better economy and more services in general.
You don't, unless you get on a plane.
But there is plenty of water recreation... and Houston ranks something like 3rd in the country for number of pleasure boats.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Yep. Plenty of water activities, plus hiking and camping in the woods/hills. Not every place in America has skiing nearby.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Houston is without a doubt the worst place that I have ever lived. After having been gone for over twenty years I had to return to Houston for business last year and my opinion of the city has not changed...so I would pick Portland as I will never again live anywhere outside of the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Houston is without a doubt the worst place that I have ever lived. After having been gone for over twenty years I had to return to Houston for business last year and my opinion of the city has not changed...so I would pick Portland as I will never again live anywhere outside of the Pacific Northwest.
After 20 years? Yeah, okay...
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Spain
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It's not like Houston isn't expanding its rail options. That is about the only thing Portland really excels at over Houston, for now. It's rail transit. Luckily, Houston is working on that.
And it's not like L.A. isn't expanding its rail options but it will never be as good as New York's. Houston's rail is 7.5 miles long and opened in 2004. Portland's is 52 miles long and opened in 1986. Oh, and Portland metro is 2.2 million whereas Houston is 5.7 million. Oops.

Plus, Portland has 260 miles of bicycle lanes and has one of the highest percentages of people commuting by alternative transportation means. Houston has some of the worst traffic in the country.

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Not even close.

See, you're looking at the counties. You have to look at the cities. For example, Harris County is HUGE. It includes almost all of Houston's suburbs. It has about four million out of the 5.7 million in Houston's metro. That is the only reason why it was that close. Because of the conservative suburbs in the county. The Houston Chronicle released a vote by precinct in the city soon after the election, and almost all the districts were Obama. Even the wealthy Memorial area on the west side of Houston.

And I'm pretty sure the City of Fort Worth went for Obama, but overall, Tarrant County didn't.
OK, fair enough. I'll take your word for it that the city propers voted Obama. Honestly I don't care - it's the greater metropolitan area you have to look at if you really want to get a feeling for the political climate of a city.
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