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Old 06-11-2013, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I'm originally from Seattle and I remember the rivalry between Seattle and Portland was always quite fierce.

Portland brags about having better beer.
Seattle brags about having better coffee.
Portland with better public transportation and less traffic.
Seattle for being the bigger city.
Portland has more parks and more sunshine and is closer to the ocean.
Seattle has the Puget Sound and 2 mountain ranges plus more museums and attractions.

The two cities go back and forth over which is the better city and why to no end. It has been going on since the beginning of time it seems.

Does your city have a rival city?
What do they rival over?
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Santa Cruz. Huntington Beach won the right to trademark the term "Surf City" over Santa Cruz's objections.
Santa Cruz, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I'm originally from Seattle and I remember the rivalry between Seattle and Portland was always quite fierce.

Portland brags about having better beer.
Seattle brags about having better coffee.
Portland with better public transportation and less traffic.
Seattle for being the bigger city.
Portland has more parks and more sunshine and is closer to the ocean.
Seattle has the Puget Sound and 2 mountain ranges plus more museums and attractions.

The two cities go back and forth over which is the better city and why to no end. It has been going on since the beginning of time it seems.

Does your city have a rival city?
What do they rival over?
I honestly never have felt a true rivalry with Portland outside of sports. The Seattle area has been so much larger for some time and both have so many similarities I have never felt a rivalry. Also being closer the the northwest pacific coast isn't always a great thing but thats just my opinion on that. I think Seattle and Vancouver BC share more of a rivalry. Close in population, both share opposing views in city development. Seattle and Portland always seem more buddy buddy in we go down there and enjoy the town for a weekend and they come up here to Seattle and enjoy it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Houston. We're winning.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I honestly never have felt a true rivalry with Portland outside of sports. The Seattle area has been so much larger for some time and both have so many similarities I have never felt a rivalry. Also being closer the the northwest pacific coast isn't always a great thing but thats just my opinion on that. I think Seattle and Vancouver BC share more of a rivalry. Close in population, both share opposing views in city development. Seattle and Portland always seem more buddy buddy in we go down there and enjoy the town for a weekend and they come up here to Seattle and enjoy it.
I have never felt as if Seattle felt the need to compete with Portland but I think Portland feels the need to compete with Seattle. I have always thought it have an inferiority complex. If you look google Portland vs. Seattle you will get a lot of hits. Most of the people participating in those discussions however are from Portland.

I agree with you though, there are way more posts about Seattle and Vancouver. They just seem to be friendlier discussions. The ones between Seattle and Portland seem more mean spirited.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Minneapolis (in order):

Chicago
Detroit
Seattle
Denver
Portland
St. Louis


Chicago because it's the "big man on campus" and because it's honestly the Twin Cities biggest competitor for most things business-related. Detroit closely follows because, although it's no Chicago, Detroit is easily the Twin Cities' closest competitor economically in the Midwest. Outside of the Midwest, the Twin Cities likes to compare itself to Seattle, Denver and Portland, because they are even more liberal versions of itself, and are also highly popular nationally (which the TC's aren't), and also faster-growing. St. Louis because it's the closest in population to the TC's. San Diego, Baltimore, Tampa and Cleveland were omitted because, for the most part, the TC's do not compare themselves with those cities.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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For Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, not really?
We have Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario right across the river, but they are a lot bigger, and are viewed more in a twin cities sibling type relationship, basically one community separated by an International Border.
The surrounding area is pretty rural, so nothing fit for a rivalry there. Marquette and Traverse City are closer in size to the Soo, but I've never gotten the feeling that anyone thinks we have a rivalry with either of those towns. Maybe a feeling that the Soo is overlooked in favor of TC and Marquette, due to the fact that they both have healthier economies and their own media markets, which the Soo lacks, but not a feeling of rivalry.

In Michigan, you sometimes get the feeling that Grand Rapids sees itself as a rival to Detroit, but the city and Metro area of Detroit are so much bigger then the city and metro area of Grand Rapids, so it's kind of a silly idea.
I don't know if Detroit sees any other city as a rival. Sporting rivalries rule the day in the State of Michigan, especially College sports. Western Michigan University vs Central Michigan, Michigan State vs University of Michigan, and especially U of M vs Ohio State.
The State of Michigan in general has a rivalry with the State of Ohio. Sometimes you'll hear people talking Michigan vs Wisconsin or Indiana, but they all take a back seat to the rivalry with Ohio.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Houston. We're winning.
You should be a comedian because that was funny!!!

Everyone knows Houston's rival is San Antonio!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Minneapolis (in order):

Chicago
Detroit
Seattle
Denver
Portland
St. Louis


Chicago because it's the "big man on campus" and because it's honestly the Twin Cities biggest competitor for most things business-related. Detroit closely follows because, although it's no Chicago, Detroit is easily the Twin Cities' closest competitor economically in the Midwest. Outside of the Midwest, the Twin Cities likes to compare itself to Seattle, Denver and Portland, because they are even more liberal versions of itself, and are also highly popular nationally (which the TC's aren't), and also faster-growing. St. Louis because it's the closest in population to the TC's. San Diego, Baltimore, Tampa and Cleveland were omitted because, for the most part, the TC's do not compare themselves with those cities.
I hear Minneapolis, Denver, and Seattle compared a lot. I guess they have similar economies, similar populations, and they are all beautiful, clean cities. I have never been to Minneapolis but I have always wanted to. I have a friend that moved there last year, I might go see her.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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The rivals of NYC

In sports -- Boston
In entertainment -- Los Angeles
In power -- Washington DC
In finance -- London
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