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View Poll Results: Portland Maine? or Portland, Oregon?
Portland, Maine 86 48.86%
Portland, Oregon 90 51.14%
Voters: 176. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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I voted Portland , Maine simply b/c I like the quaint smaller feel of the town,and LOVE the coastline with lighthouse-it is gorgeous! But since I've been to neither Portland, I am not credible of making a fair overall assessment of both cities.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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I was there in April, so it wasn't really the snow season. But I know they get less than we do on the east coast. It's WAY less than in Maine. One winter in Portland (Maine), we got nearly 5 feet of snow with -10 degrees (not including the windchill).
The reason why Portland, Oregon doesn't have snow than Portland, Maine is because the climate in Pacific Northwest is different from the east coast. Also, doesn't snow that much in Pacific Northwest, EXECPT PLACES LIKE SEATTLE ONCE A WHILE
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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The reason why Portland, Oregon doesn't have snow than Portland, Maine is because the climate in Pacific Northwest is different from the east coast. Also, doesn't snow that much in Pacific Northwest, EXECPT PLACES LIKE SEATTLE ONCE A WHILE
Portland, Maine for me. The cityscape and architecture I find to be much more interesting. I also think I would like the people a little better in Portland, ME.

Two big negatives for me for Portland, OR is it's isolation to other big cities and the damp overcast weather.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I've never been to either Portland, but when researching for a possible move I considered both. I looked at Portland, ME first, and it seemed like a place I would love. But after reading the CD forum for Portland, ME, I was left with the impressions that jobs were incredibly scarce there, and health insurance prices were incredibly high. Not sure how accurate that is, but it seemed just about everyone was saying it.

Then, being a bicycle commuter and bicycle lover, I looked at Portland, OR. I loved a lot of things about it, especially the bicycle infrastructure and public transit, but for whatever reason it just never seemed like the right fit for me. Maybe if I had a chance to visit I'd see it differently, I don't know. I think part of me just really likes the idea of living near a bay or ocean port more than a river, although I'd definitely rather have a river than nothing. Plus, Portland, OR's employment potential looked at least as dire as Maine's.

After that I kind of gave up on moving for a while due to the economy (until recently), but I'd love to visit both cities some day.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Center City
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When we were scoping out places to move to, we visited both Portlands. While we ended up in neither (Portland, ME was too small and Portland, OR a bit too crunchy), I much prefer the Maine version if I had to choose. The red brick downtown, great restaurants and harbor setting suit me much better than the sparkling newness of the Pearl and the (sorry) ugly setting on the river. One "must have" was to move to a city with lots of great get-aways in within 2 - 3 hours. Any spot in New England is hard to beat in that regard. We were expecting more out of Portland Oregon, but were underwhelmed with the Columbia River Valley and the wine country. While we went to Crater Lake, it was quite a long haul. This really only left the fantastic Oregon coast, which while beautiful, we felt would get tiresome after returning to the same setting over and over.

One of our big concerns in considering the Oregon version were the long months of rain and overcast weather. We talked to a lot of people about how they handled the weather. The standard response: "Oh, it's no problem. We have a place in Phoenix/Hawaii/San Diego (fill in the blank) and spend a lot of time there." I really didn't want to move somewhere I felt the need to escape from for a significant part of the year.

I can understand Portland Oregon's appeal to folks. It's just not for me.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:28 AM
 
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I lived outside of Portland ME. for 13 years if your into night clubs and the night scene or are younger it can be boring but it dosent have crime or drug problems but dosent have a lot of jobs available . If your younger go with Portland Oregon, older go with Maine.
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:40 AM
 
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Even tho Portland Me has a smaller pop. the area is pretty well populated during the day cause everyone works there +i also noticed that the city feels like your in Boston because the roads are narrow and the building are packed together compared to Midwestern city's that are spread out over a wide area witch gives Portland Me that bigger city feel. Portland Me is basically modeled after Boston .
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:36 AM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:08 AM
 
Location: NC
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The OR one, but I like both a lot.
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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