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Old 07-24-2014, 11:43 PM
 
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The Oakland Raiders should move to Portland. That's what I think of Portland.
Dude, not cool. WAY too harsh....
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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How is it over-hyped if you think it is the second best city?
I didn't say it was the second best city... I said it was the second most over-hyped, right behind Seattle.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I have not been to Portland, Oregon. But it seems rather small and pretty isolated to live up to the hype.

Maybe if you're a hipster or REALLY into alternative lifestyles or something, then it has a lot of appeal. Or maybe people simply like the fact that it's a very white metro area on top of being liberal. I might check it out someday.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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I have not been to Portland, Oregon. But it seems rather small and pretty isolated to live up to the hype.

Maybe if you're a hipster or REALLY into alternative lifestyles or something, then it has a lot of appeal. I might check it out someday.
Not trying to argue, but it does not seem near as isolated as cities like Denver, Boise, etc.... It is close to Seattle and Vancouver, and it also has the next few biggest cities in the state just down the road from it still within the Willamette Valley.

It is between the Seattle metro of 3.6 Million people and the metros of Eugene and Salem which add up to about 750k people.


It's population is around 600k, and the metro is over 2 million... that is similar to Denver. Living in Denver, Portland seems anything but isolated.

Again, not trying to start a fight, but coming from the perspective of living in Denver, it seems neither small nor isolated.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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It is the most beautiful PNW city in my opinion, and I love the position on the river. I like that the citizens seem to be more engaged in life than other cities where people seem to just work and go back to their "bedroom communities". (I put bedroom communities in quotes, so I must be one, ha ha.)

I wish it was closer to where I live so I could visit more often, but nothing is close to D-town. I will have to look up the gun laws, but if it is anything like the rest of the west, I can assume the gun laws are pretty low key and people are allowed carry... That matters to me if I was going to move there, I have thought about it.

I am also a fan of the weather there, you guys got something special up in the PNW!

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Old 07-26-2014, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I've never understood the isolated critique of cities. If you are in a place that has a lot of good stuff it doesn't matter how close you are to other places. I grew up in Utica, NY which was within a day's drive of NYC, Boston, Philly, DC, Montreal and Toronto. Minneapolis, where I've lived as an adult, is pretty far from everywhere besides Chicago. Despite that Utica felt way more isolated, even with its proximity to the east coast, because it had nothing going on itself.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:31 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Portland just recently voted down fluoridation of its public water supply. It has a hard time keeping its schools running smoothly.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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Portland just recently voted down fluoridation of its public water supply. It has a hard time keeping its schools running smoothly.
Good, hopefully they are the first to knock off the stupidity of public schools to begin with. Also, you can ingest fluoride if you want to without forcing everybody to whether they believe in it or not....
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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^ Right on. Glad someone touched on that. In fact, even though I'm already planning on moving to Portland, I had no clue that the water isn't fluoridated there, and that makes me even happier about moving there! Portland just keeps getting better and better it seems. Next someone's going to tell me there are no Walmarts in Portland!

(It's hard for many people to understand, but brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste is a great way to prevent cavities without having to drink fluoride. Lol)
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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^ Right on. Glad someone touched on that. In fact, even though I'm already planning on moving to Portland, I had no clue that the water isn't fluoridated there, and that makes me even happier about moving there! Portland just keeps getting better and better it seems. Next someone's going to tell me there are no Walmarts in Portland!

(It's hard for many people to understand, but brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste is a great way to prevent cavities without having to drink fluoride. Lol)
Sorry, but we do have Walmarts here. But you don't have to go there if you don't want to!

I've lived here since 1975 and I love just about everything about Portland. It's not perfect, to be sure, but there's lots to love about it.
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