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Old 03-20-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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Concur. Eugene is like Eureka/Arcata at 3 X the size. I'd live there except it's colder than here.
I love Eureka/Arcata and would live there if

A. I could find a decent-enough paying job

and

B. Eureka in particular wasn't sitting on a tiny thin shelf just waiting to fall into the Pacific.

I don't base where I live or what I do with my life on fear of what may happen. Heck, you could probably use various formulae and discover the safest place in the USA for avoiding natural disasters and the day after you move there get hit by a meteorite.

But the earthquake risk is pretty high in Eureka.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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I remember paying a lot more in taxes when we lived in California. Also it cost more to register our vehicles. One thing I love about living in Oregon is not having to pay sales tax. I also love the short lines at the DMV. We're usually in and out within 15 minutes.

Having lived in Dallas, TX, CA, and WA states I remember bringing books and toys for the kids to keep them busy... and sometimes it would take over an hour or even longer... you don't have to put up with that in Oregon. At least I've never had to in Eugene.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Originally Posted by Griffis View Post
I love Eureka/Arcata and would live there if

A. I could find a decent-enough paying job

and

B. Eureka in particular wasn't sitting on a tiny thin shelf just waiting to fall into the Pacific.

I don't base where I live or what I do with my life on fear of what may happen. Heck, you could probably use various formulae and discover the safest place in the USA for avoiding natural disasters and the day after you move there get hit by a meteorite.

But the earthquake risk is pretty high in Eureka.
The Earthquake risk is high anywhere along a fault which includes most of California. That goes for any "shelf" . Of course you've heard the story about the cop who moved to Klamath Falls to get away from the Big One and hsi first day at work they had an earthquake in KF. Agreed, you can't live that way.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Concur. Eugene is like Eureka/Arcata at 3 X the size. I'd live there except it's colder than here.
And it's not in California.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Giant Burger in Springfield...
Burgers from 1/6 pound to 1 pound!
PIG OUT SPOTS: Giant Burger (Springfield, OR)
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Thought of another one thing (hee hee) I love about Eugene: it's really super easy to find what you need locally. Whether it's food, clothing, good brew, musical instruments, or like us recently: a bed. There is usually someone right here who makes what you need using locally or at least ethically/sustainably sourced materials. It's so very cool. I like to do my part to keep junk, crap, stuff, and trash out of the ocean gyres... (container ships do horrible things to the oceans and the living things in them... which of course also affects our coastlines...)
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Default Favorite thing in Eugene?

Oh, I've just gotta say it. The Cherry Blossom cocktails at the Red Agave.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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The downtown market.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
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BUMP! Just wanted resurrect this thread as my family and I are considering a move to OR in the next 5 years and I want to learn more about Eugene. Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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Sundance Market, Red Barn Market, and the best dive bar in Oregon, Tiny Tavern. What sucks are the thousands of teenagers who make up the U of O. Sorry, can't get down with the overwhelming party vibe close to the school. And as nice as Eugene may be, Corvallis has a much nicer and more authentic downtown district.
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