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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 10-31-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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After having spent time in both of the cities (Tulsa and Portland) and have become familiar them as well. I've started to notice some growing similarities between the two. Now put aside the location difference gap between them, and which just seems to be the hippest (as of present).

Key Similarities:

* Both are River Cities
* Both have districts named The Pearl
* Are in States (OK & OR) with near similar populations and neighbor states with more than twice its pop. as well (TX & WA,CA)
* Similar cityscapes
* Large Foodtruck scene
* Portland has bridge with traffic on the top and rail system below, while Tulsa is in the process of creating a near similar one called the Multimodal Bridge
* Tulsa is home to two Billionaires, Portland one
* Both are in upper corners of their states, and have been ranked amongst the greenest cities in the Country
* Increasingly similar shopping venues
* And Tulsa even wants to Host the 2024 Summer Olympics (???)

So what do you think does it look like Tulsa secretly modeling itself after Portland or are these similarities purely superficial.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Tulsa's airport code is just the first three letters of Tulsa, whereas Portland's airport code is an abbreviation using a letter that is not even in Portland, PDX. So, they are nothing alike.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Totally superficial.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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They're absolutely the same, no difference. PNW and OK are exactly the same.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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P.S.


I'll flip out if anyone disagrees.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: The City
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I tend to think Portland is a larger scale Tulsa as opposed to Tulsa being a smaller scaled Portland
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Everybody I've ever known who has ever lived in Tulsa said she loved it. She moved there from Pueblo, where she was always sick, and got healthy immediately in the clean Tulsa fresh air. I've spent a couple of days there myself, and it seems like a very nice, liveable city, with decent, relaxed people. I think I'd like it better than Portland. Oklahoma is a beautiful state, and it is a very short drive from Tulsa to unspoiled mountainous countryside in one direction and open range old West in another.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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In Tulsa you can walk around with your gun in a holster, in plain view, anybody ..its the law. That doesn't sound like Portland.
Tulsa is home to Oral Roberts University... Michelle Bachmann, Ted Haggard, and Cathy lee Gifford are alums..You have to take a pledge not to be a homosexual, That doesn't sound like Portland either
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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In Tulsa you can walk around with your gun in a holster, in plain view, anybody ..its the law. That doesn't sound like Portland.
Tulsa is home to Oral Roberts University... Michelle Bachmann, Ted Haggard, and Cathy lee Gifford are alums..You have to take a pledge not to be a homosexual, That doesn't sound like Portland either
You must not have known that both Portland and Tulsa are on a river AND are in states that start with the letter O. They are practically twins.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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You must not have known that both Portland and Tulsa are on a river AND are in states that start with the letter O. They are practically twins.
In Tulsa you can wear cowboy boots and a cowboy hat every day and in Portland you can wear cowboy boots and a cowboy hat ..today (Halloween) So yeah they are alike.
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