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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 11-01-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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So you think that Tulsa and Portland are alike? Well okay then.
I ddn't say anything about Portland. I was replying to a poster who said apples and oranges were not alike.

I bet, though, if I took your blindfold off in a Best Buy store and asked you if you thought you were in Tulsa or Portland, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I didn't say anything about Portland. I was replying to a poster who said apples and oranges were not alike.

I bet, though, if I took your blindfold off in a Best Buy store and asked you if you thought you were in Tulsa or Portland, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
I am that poster. I was making the analogy between apples and oranges and Portland and Tulsa. Sheesh. This is a common expression. It is not literally about apples and oranges. Have you never heard this expression before? It isn't a debate about semantics it's about the differences or similarities between two cities.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I ddn't say anything about Portland. I was replying to a poster who said apples and oranges were not alike.

I bet, though, if I took your blindfold off in a Best Buy store and asked you if you thought you were in Tulsa or Portland, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Yes I would. I'd see a hipster and his bisexual lover and Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers on every Prius in the parking lot at the Best Buy in Portland. In Tulsa, I'd see big gas guzzling monster trucks with birther stickers an everyone there would live 10 miles out into the burbs.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Yes I would. I'd see a hipster and his bisexual lover and Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers on every Prius in the parking lot at the Best Buy in Portland. In Tulsa, I'd see big gas guzzling monster trucks with birther stickers an everyone there would live 10 miles out into the burbs.
This.

Portland is the cool, trendy teenager while Tulsa is the backward, old fashioned parent.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I am that poster. I was making the analogy between apples and oranges and Portland and Tulsa. Sheesh. This is a common expression. It is not literally about apples and oranges. Have you never heard this expression before? It isn't a debate about semantics it's about the differences or similarities between two cities.
Yes, I've heard the expression before. It is the universal confession of argumentative failure by a person who has been soundly defeated, trotted out whenever there is a need to sound clever while dismissing any argument that contradicts one's own unsustainable viewpoint.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes I would. I'd see a hipster and his bisexual lover and Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers on every Prius in the parking lot at the Best Buy in Portland. In Tulsa, I'd see big gas guzzling monster trucks with birther stickers an everyone there would live 10 miles out into the burbs.
Average price of gas today for a Prius in Portland = $3.90. For a pickup truck in Tulsa - $3.12. Point for Tulsa.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Average price of gas today for a Prius in Portland = $3.90. For a pickup truck in Tulsa - $3.12. Point for Tulsa.
Portland has higher gas prices but it's pretty easy to live there without a car. I have several friends from college who packed up and moved to Portland after graduation and they mostly ride bikes to get around. Portland has many walkable neighborhoods as well. In Tulsa, there are few if any truly walkable neighborhoods and owning a car is pretty much a requirement because of the lack of public transportation. Plus, I think a 40 mpg car at 3.90/gal still has the edge over a 9 mpg monster pickup truck at 3.19/gal.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Portland has higher gas prices but it's pretty easy to live there without a car. I have several friends from college who packed up and moved to Portland after graduation and they mostly ride bikes to get around. Portland has many walkable neighborhoods as well. In Tulsa, there are few if any truly walkable neighborhoods and owning a car is pretty much a requirement because of the lack of public transportation. Plus, I think a 40 mpg car at 3.90/gal still has the edge over a 9 mpg monster pickup truck at 3.19/gal.
Point for Portland.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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I ddn't say anything about Portland. I was replying to a poster who said apples and oranges were not alike.

I bet, though, if I took your blindfold off in a Best Buy store and asked you if you thought you were in Tulsa or Portland, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
Trick question, because you'd have to go to the suburbs to even find a Best Buy store in Portland...okay, there's one near the airport.

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Yes I would. I'd see a hipster and his bisexual lover and Obama/Biden 2012 bumper stickers on every Prius in the parking lot at the Best Buy in Portland. In Tulsa, I'd see big gas guzzling monster trucks with birther stickers an everyone there would live 10 miles out into the burbs.

We don't allow the mythical Prius-driving hipsters to venture out of the "Pale of Settlement" in Portland from roughly NE/SE 60th to the western and southern borders of downtown near the West Hills. If you made it out to a Best Buy in a Portland suburb you'd see a very unremarkable slice of middle class folks with a small mix of Asian and Hispanic families.

As far as Tulsa goes--I hear they have great Art Deco buildings downtown--though I've never been there and it's pretty far off the radar for me to really visit, so I can't judge it by any means.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: New York
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I think the sense of arts & culture is quite similar in both Tulsa and Portland, but that's really about it. Tulsa is much more traditional in many of its popular views.
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