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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 11-02-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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If anybody is looking for a smaller Portland, Asheville NC is about as close as you are going to get.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Ummmm no you cant get any more different actually then from these two cities! thumbs up plz
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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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.
The Art Deco neighborhood in Tulsa is a worthwhile visit for anyone interested in architecture, but that district is pretty much a ghost town. The buildings seem to be mostly empty, and there is no activity in the streets in the neighborhood. There is so little traffic, it is almost like a big pedestrian mall, but you do have to look and see if a car is coming before walking into the street. But it appears to be a very safe neighborhood, and is attractively maintained.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Everyday is Halloween in Portland while everyday is Oklahoma in Tulsa.
I used to live in Portland. One of my work trips took me to Tulsa.

I did not exclaim, as I left the airport, "Golly, this is just like home!".
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I used to live in Portland. One of my work trips took me to Tulsa.

I did not exclaim, as I left the airport, "Golly, this is just like home!".
This is obviously a ridiculous thread. Comparing one of the coolest, trendiest, most exciting cities in the country with one of the most vanilla, conservative, most disliked cities in the country.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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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.
You are funny. Thank you for my laugh of the day.

Best wishes.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Tulsa's collection of Art Deco architecture is amazing! Third largest concentration of Art Deco in the country I believe, behind NYC and Miami.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Tulsa, OK is not home to Michelle Bachmann.

I don't know how progressive Tulsa is, but if it is the most progressive city in the state, then it does have a small similarity to PDX. However, Tulsa is not the biggest city in OK. And Portland is the only sizeable city in OR.

Portland reminds me of Austin, frankly. They even have the same informal motto: Keep Austin/Portland weird.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I had the pleasure of visiting Tulsa for a couple of days when Tom Coburn was first running for Senate. I turn on the radio in my rental car and am greeted with talk show hosts and callers agreeing en masse that doctors performing abortions should be given the death penalty. And that was well before I passed Oral Roberts University.

So, I'm in another country...

I'm staying at a Holiday Inn, at the bar watching a baseball playoff game. I get involved in a conversation that meanders but eventually everyone is interested in where I'm from and what do I think of Tulsa. Soon a 40-ish woman asks me where I'm having breakfast and do I want to meet up at Denny's the next morning. This devolves into a conversation over which Denny's I should go to as there are FIVE within walking distance but only one makes a great Grand Slam breakfast, one has bacon that's not crispy enough, another brews its coffee too weak and yet another has flies.

Now, had I been in Portland at a Holiday Inn - well I wouldn't be at a Holiday Inn, I'd be at the Ace or something - and this same conversation about breakfast came up, it would be with several people of indeterminate age and sex with ink and piercings about which of the steampunk indie coffee shops I should go to because Stumptown/Heart/Coava/whatever has a new El Salvador microlot that makes an AMAZING single origin espresso with notes of satsuma and cocoa nibs which I should consume as a double shot cappuccino with raw milk because those espresso notes morph into a marmalade with a Toblerone finish and I should have that with an AWESOME GMO-free whole grain carrot muffin.

Otherwise, they're exactly the same.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I had the pleasure of visiting Tulsa for a couple of days when Tom Coburn was first running for Senate. I turn on the radio in my rental car and am greeted with talk show hosts and callers agreeing en masse that doctors performing abortions should be given the death penalty. And that was well before I passed Oral Roberts University.

So, I'm in another country...

I'm staying at a Holiday Inn, at the bar watching a baseball playoff game. I get involved in a conversation that meanders but eventually everyone is interested in where I'm from and what do I think of Tulsa. Soon a 40-ish woman asks me where I'm having breakfast and do I want to meet up at Denny's the next morning. This devolves into a conversation over which Denny's I should go to as there are FIVE within walking distance but only one makes a great Grand Slam breakfast, one has bacon that's not crispy enough, another brews its coffee too weak and yet another has flies.

Now, had I been in Portland at a Holiday Inn - well I wouldn't be at a Holiday Inn, I'd be at the Ace or something - and this same conversation about breakfast came up, it would be with several people of indeterminate age and sex with ink and piercings about which of the steampunk indie coffee shops I should go to because Stumptown/Heart/Coava/whatever has a new El Salvador microlot that makes an AMAZING single origin espresso with notes of satsuma and cocoa nibs which I should consume as a double shot cappuccino with raw milk because those espresso notes morph into a marmalade with a Toblerone finish and I should have that with an AWESOME GMO-free whole grain carrot muffin.

Otherwise, they're exactly the same.
Well since there are only two Denny's in Tulsa and none are within 5 miles of a Holiday Inn I'm going to assume you are taking some poetic license with your story.

That being said, trendy, silly stuff like Steampunk is available in Tulsa but it certainly isn't the rage it is in cities that work so hard to try and be trendy and silly.

Inky and piercy people can be found in Tulsa but there certainly aren't as many as there are in trendy, silly towns where people want to be inky and piercy.

Trendy coffee shops can be found is Tulsa but certainly not like in Portland but that's mostly because Tulsa isn't 45 degrees and raining and foggy 6 months of the year.

However, when I next go to Portland I will stay at a Holiday Inn off of I-5 on Hayden Island and have a grandslam breakfast in honor of you. Looks like there is a Denny's within walking distance.
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