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View Poll Results: Do you think Tulsa's a smale scale Portland?
Yes 12 10.00%
No 108 90.00%
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Great post defending Tulsa.

It really all comes down to Portland currently being a media darling and a favorite for young people and Tulsa only getting national attention for something negative such as a right-wing politician saying something crazy. Hipsterdom is all the rage right now and Portland is a hipster capital. I still think Portland is a superior city but Tulsa isn't as bad as people make it seem.
I agree with you. Tulsa along with most other cities wouldn't be able to compete with Portland or the PNW as being the Hipster Capital of the world. Like I said, its not perfect and its not for everyone, but it's a good town. And We are not alone as far as politicians saying something crazy, you only have to look at what was said during this years election.

I just wanted to respond to some of the negative remarks that were made about Tulsa.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Not being a "hipster" enclave isn't the only thing that makes Tulsa unlike Portland. The terrain, the climate, the proximity to the beauty of the northwest and its recreational opportunities are much more important distinctions, IMO.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Not being a "hipster" enclave isn't the only thing that makes Tulsa unlike Portland. The terrain, the climate, the proximity to the beauty of the northwest and its recreational opportunities are much more important distinctions, IMO.
Virtually nowhere can be compared with the Pacific NW in terms of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and urbanism all in one location. Tulsa has the Ozark mountains which offer recreational opportunities though nowhere near on the scale of the PNW. The cities themselves however are differentiated based on their dominant culture. In Portland it is young, trendy, and hipster and in Tulsa it is more working-class, family oriented. I am sure you can find cookie cutter suburbia in Portland just as much as you can find hipster enclaves in Tulsa, but the dominant culture of these two cities is complete opposite. The central US equivalent of Portland is Austin.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Tulsa is a larger scale Springfield, MO.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'm going to have to give this one a resounding No....
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Tulsa is a larger scale Springfield, MO.
No I would say that Wichita Kansas is a larger scale of Springfield Missouri..I like springfield MO and when you add in Brannson MO it's a attractive little city.....BUT Where's The World Class Attractions...?....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield,_Missouri

http://search.comcast.net/?q=springf...0MO&cat=images

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branson,_Missouri

http://search.comcast.net/?q=branson%20mo&cat=images
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I'm going to have to give this one a resounding No....
I agree with you the similarities of the two cities and Metro's are totally Superficial
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Portland is overhyped, but let's be honest, Tulsa is a nice small-medium sized city, but so is Spokane, Washington or Pensacola, Florida. There's really not much there.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Spokane Washington
Spokane, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pensacola Florida
Pensacola, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Really....think about it

Tulsa Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Portland is overhyped, but let's be honest, Tulsa is a nice small-medium sized city, but so is Spokane, Washington or Pensacola, Florida. There's really not much there.
Portland may be overhyped, but Tulsa is very underrated. It's no Portland but its well above Springfield, MO and Pensacola, FL. Do you realize Tulsa has a population of nearly 400,000 and a metro of nearly 1 million? The other cities you guys are comparing it to are less than half that size, Spokane, Pensacola, and Springfield being only approx 400k for the entire metro. Personally I would live in Pensacola over Tulsa ONLY because of the beach. I would live in Tulsa any day over Springfield or Spokane.
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