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View Poll Results: Do you think Tulsa's a smale scale Portland?
Yes 12 10.00%
No 108 90.00%
Voters: 120. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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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.
Tulsa does have the world's northernmost WhataBurger, which is something that Portland doesn't have, and that's a strong point.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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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.
Do I recall everything perfectly from a short business trip to Tulsa from 2006? Probably not. But I do recall the conversation happening all around the bar over which Denny's was the best - and there were more than two.

Since you pressed me into this, found these within a 5 minute google search:
121 N 129th East Av
45 N Heridan
4810 S. Yale
11720 E 11th
8104 E 68th
1016 N Garnett

I don't know precisely where each of these is in relation to the hotel, nor do I know if there were even more in 2006.

I didn't create the thread. I'm from New England and now in Pittsburgh. I'm just pointing out my personal experiences.

Lighten up. Go watch an episode of Portlandia

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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.
I hope you enjoy your mound of food there. I also hope next time you recognize that the whole Portland description including the Ace hotel was a tongue-in-cheek description of how over the top a part of Portland society can be regarding their hipness.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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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.
Whoa, is that true? Third largest concentration is pretty amazing especially for such a relatively small metro. Is it just in skyscrapers and office buildings or in smaller scale buildings as well? Pictures?

Also, what's the art and music scene like in Tulsa?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Do I recall everything perfectly from a short business trip to Tulsa from 2006? Probably not. But I do recall the conversation happening all around the bar over which Denny's was the best - and there were more than two.

Since you pressed me into this, found these within a 5 minute google search:
121 N 129th East Av
45 N Heridan
4810 S. Yale
11720 E 11th
8104 E 68th
1016 N Garnett

I don't know precisely where each of these is in relation to the hotel, nor do I know if there were even more in 2006.

I didn't create the thread. I'm from New England and now in Pittsburgh. I'm just pointing out my personal experiences.

Lighten up. Go watch an episode of Portlandia



I hope you enjoy your mound of food there. I also hope next time you recognize that the whole Portland description including the Ace hotel was a tongue-in-cheek description of how over the top a part of Portland society can be regarding their hipness.
It's ok. Portland is wonderful. Tulsa can only wish it was Portland..............and probably does.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Tulsa does have the world's northernmost WhataBurger, which is something that Portland doesn't have, and that's a strong point.
Lol. Can't think of anything that is a less important factor in evaluating two cities, is some fast-food restaurant.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:51 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Look, I don't like anything about Oklahoma, but even I think the inslults are a little unnecessary...
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Lol. Can't think of anything that is a less important factor in evaluating two cities, is some fast-food restaurant.
It's better than comparing over-priced and pretentious restaurants.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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It's better than comparing over-priced and pretentious restaurants.
The true deciding factor on hipness is independent coffee shops and cafes, or the abundance of 24-hour diners, bakeries, art galleries, etc. 5-star fine dining establishments are a factor but artsy independent cafes are moreso.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Look, I don't like anything about Oklahoma, but even I think the inslults are a little unnecessary...
Meh, typical Texan..............

Come on up. I'll buy you a chicken fry.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The true deciding factor on hipness is independent coffee shops and cafes, or the abundance of 24-hour diners, bakeries, art galleries, etc. 5-star fine dining establishments are a factor but artsy independent cafes are moreso.
That's what I said. Overpriced and pretentious.
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