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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 11-05-2012, 08:37 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Meh, typical Texan..............

Come on up. I'll buy you a chicken fry.
I'm just saying, Tulsa and Portland are two almost completely opposite towns.

First off, why even make a thread like this with that knowledge?

And second, it feels like a troll thread to me. Portland is Portland, Tulsa is Tulsa. Why even go further? It just begs to bring in the d-bags from both sides of the aisle.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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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.
Skip the Denny's and just hit up Shari's. That's Oregon's regional equivalent of Denny's and the where the local yokels go for a late night dining experience suitable for anyone with insomnia or when you're all partied out with a massive hangover. They've got great pies, too.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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It's better than comparing over-priced and pretentious restaurants.
Okay then, we'll just compare Whataburger to Burgerville...
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Okay then, we'll just compare Whataburger to Burgerville...
You lose.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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You lose.
Well, every region has some burger chain that everyone there swears is the best--that people from outside the area try and wonder what the big deal is...

Whataburger, In 'N Out Burger, Fatburger, Five Guys, White Castle, Krystal, Smashburger, Arctic Circle, Big Kahuna Burger, and so on...
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'm just saying, Tulsa and Portland are two almost completely opposite towns.

First off, why even make a thread like this with that knowledge?

And second, it feels like a troll thread to me. Portland is Portland, Tulsa is Tulsa. Why even go further? It just begs to bring in the d-bags from both sides of the aisle.
Well, the OP did say he was just asking to gain information because he didn't know whether or not it was true and he had heard rumor.
However if that really was the case I have to agree with you that it did bring out some people who took the opportunity to turn it into debate as to which city is better. If the OP was sincere, that really wasn't what he was going for. If he was looking to stir things up, he got his wish.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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That's what I said. Overpriced and pretentious.
No, not at all. The demographics of a certain city or metro demand those type of places, shops, or restaurants than an entreprenuer/small business owner will start the business. You know the whole notion of a consumer driven economy. Tulsa is too fiscally conservative to support the same type of businesses, stores, and shops that thrive in Portland on a large cohesive scale.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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It's better than comparing over-priced and pretentious restaurants.
A practical comparison would be of the whole range of restaurants (if that's what you want to use to compare) available both places.

Which is kind of ironic, given that the most exciting dining in Portland is at its Food Carts. Which are neither over-priced nor pretentious.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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No, not at all. The demographics of a certain city or metro demand those type of places, shops, or restaurants than an entreprenuer/small business owner will start the business. You know the whole notion of a consumer driven economy. Tulsa is too fiscally conservative to support the same type of businesses, stores, and shops that thrive in Portland on a large cohesive scale.
In Tulsa's defense, they actually have a surprisingly decent shopping and dining scene for their size. The low COL there gives residents more disposable income plus there is a lot of oil money.

What Tulsa lacks is the huge hipster scene that Portland is known for. If you are single and in your twenties, Portland by far is the ONLY choice. If you have a family though, Tulsa is a much better environment in my opinion.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:57 PM
 
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I haven't been to Tulsa but I'll wager they don't have any 11,000ft volcanoes nearby . . .
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