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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 06-15-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: In God
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I like the pictures that you guys posted, especially the greenery/trees. Why do people say that Houston is all "concrete and expressways."
Because lol, as I said, they pretend that they know what they're talking about. You eventually learn to ignore it. Especially when you get posters that say things about how Houston barely has any trees...that's when you know that they haven't even been here.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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The economy is Houston is VERY STRONG. I have been researching lately and found it's NOT only the medical and energy occupations in demand. Apparently the financial sector looks strong....REAL STRONG.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Noo Yawk, Noo Yawk
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Default Not the only Portland, y'know!

Once I clicked on this thread, I saw that the original poster comes from Portland, OR, but I just gotta say... it has always been a pet peeve of mine when people refer to Portland, Oregon without mentioning the state -- as if it's the only Portland that matters! Over here on the East Coast, we have Portland, ME, which is smaller than Portland, Oregon but it is the largest city in Maine and a vibrant place with plenty of history. It also usually ranks in the top ten or fifteen on lists such as "Best Places to Live," "Best Art Town," "Safest City," "Best Bike Town," etc. When someone says "Portland" around here, we East Coasters think of Maine first!!

So next time you mention "Portland" please say which one!

Thx!
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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I seldom, if ever, follow the "best places to live" rankings, as I find them to be inaccurate and subjective. People really need to know what they are seeking from a city and a community before they make the move. Don't think it would be difficult to find a boring suburb with endless roads and cows along the interstate. Now looking for a "city" that's thriving and progressive with a proven reputation and vibe is another story.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:44 PM
 
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Default huh?

It all depends on what kind of life your looking for. if you want the quiet ,resereved, nature kind of life its portland. if you want the more fast paced, nightlife, big time job type life its houston. i'm glad i grew up as a white male in houston, one of the countries most racially diverse cities. growing up with friends of all races i pickes up a little culture and flavor along the way. i'm 30 and a professional, so i like the night life here (not to mention the hot women). I would have ended up a dull peckerwoood if i grew up in portland. Portland is bland Kentucky fried chicken, and houston is spicey hot popeyes chicken. guess that sums it up.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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Portland, OR is featured on CNN:

Portland bewitches travelers, rain or shine - CNN.com
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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houston, much bigger city
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Old 07-23-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Thank you for the article. It was a good read. Portland is a wonderful city, though small in size it does offer a nice laid back variety. Houston is also a wonderful city, much larger in size, greater resources, culture and diversity. Any city is going to have its pluses and minuses I'm just looking to cut down the minuses, if you know what I mean. Years ago both of these cities were far better off than they are now. All the gentrification is turning America in to a conservative melting pot of upscale yuppies and theie trendy boutiques.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Portland and Houston are most likely the most dissimilar Cities in the United States. Portand is green, hilly, and White and Asian. Houston is flat, mostly treeless and Hispanic and Black. Portand seems more Midwestern in feel and Houston is more southern.
That's probably the first time I've heard Houston called "treeless". It has tons of trees! It's not "mostly hispanic and black" either...
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Yep, there's no way that Houston would EVER beat Portland in a poll of more desireable places to live.
I agree, but not because it deserves it... it's because the only publicity Houston ever gets is bad. It's unfair.
Plus outsiders are usually clueless... for example, travelers give low marks on arts/culture even though Houston has the 2nd largest theatre district (after NYC) and world-class museums. Point being... people just don't know about it because they are stuck on the freeways when they're here, instead of experiencing the city.

But actually I'm glad for this, I don't really want everyone in the world trying to move here, we're big enough already and don't need more crowds and overpriced real estate.
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