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Old 07-26-2014, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Apparently, so far, the only "problem" I'm finding with Portland is that most of the rentals I'm finding don't allow pets, so maybe people there are less cat-friendly than I'm used to, but it's far from a deal breaker.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:04 AM
 
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Apparently, so far, the only "problem" I'm finding with Portland is that most of the rentals I'm finding don't allow pets, so maybe people there are less cat-friendly than I'm used to, but it's far from a deal breaker.
It's because there's a very tight rental market here and landlords can afford to be very picky. If you go to the Portland forum, you'll see several discussions about people having a hard time finding pet friendly (especially dogs) rentals.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I would like to know, what does the rest of the United States think of Portland Oregon? What are your thoughts on the city and what was your time there like?
Liked the nature/environment...the peeps...meh.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I'd always envisioned Portland as being clean, transit-friendly, liberal, environmentally conscious, and non-diverse. And when I finally got a chance to visit and see it for myself (a few years ago), these impressions were reinforced by what I saw.

However, I was struck by two things that I wasn't expecting. One, it seemed like a lot of people were just hanging out, doing nothing. I was in downtown during a weekday, not at lunch time, and there were all these people just sitting around. Didn't they have jobs to go to? The other thing that impressed me (and not in a good way), was how slovenly everyone dressed. I've never seen any major U.S. city where so many people (and I'm not talking about the homeless) looked like they had picked out their daily wardrobe by closing their eyes and grabbing random stuff from the dirty-clothes bin.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I'd always envisioned Portland as being clean, transit-friendly, liberal, environmentally conscious, and non-diverse. And when I finally got a chance to visit and see it for myself (a few years ago), these impressions were reinforced by what I saw.

However, I was struck by two things that I wasn't expecting. One, it seemed like a lot of people were just hanging out, doing nothing. I was in downtown during a weekday, not at lunch time, and there were all these people just sitting around. Didn't they have jobs to go to? The other thing that impressed me (and not in a good way), was how slovenly everyone dressed. I've never seen any major U.S. city where so many people (and I'm not talking about the homeless) looked like they had picked out their daily wardrobe by closing their eyes and grabbing random stuff from the dirty-clothes bin.
The Pacific Northwest, including both the Portland and Seattle metro areas, are well-known for having terrible fashion sense given the sizable hillbilly population. People from other states don't seem to realize that despite having urban downtowns, the outskirts of Seattle/Portland are very rural and boondock-y. It's not a sophisticated region of the US yet.

I mean, how many elite universities are located in the Pacific Northwest? None, unless you consider University of Washington, which is a reputable and well-respected public university. Compare having 1 solid public university to the East Coast's Ivy League or California's dozens of top tier universities, and you realize that PNW is still a very undeveloped place.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Apparently, so far, the only "problem" I'm finding with Portland is that most of the rentals I'm finding don't allow pets, so maybe people there are less cat-friendly than I'm used to, but it's far from a deal breaker.

Don't come to Pittsburgh with a pet. The no pet practice by landlords is becoming common throughout the US.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Who wants to live in a world where no one has pets, yet feral cats and dogs roam the streets and parks? I just don't understand how sometimes people don't see the larger implications of the little decisions they make. But that's just me, whatever. I am keeping hope alive!!
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Just like the show Portlandia. I lived in Portland 3 years and it's a pretty cool place even if you're a conservative libertarian. I call Porlandians true believers as they usually live their beliefs pretty much. Seattle people have their ideals but will toss them for a bigger paycheck.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Don't come to Pittsburgh with a pet. The no pet practice by landlords is becoming common throughout the US.
Uh....

Rentals in Pittsburgh that allow pets
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Did you look at the price of the rents? You realize the ones under $1000 are in the crappy parts of town, right? $1200+ for a one bedroom in Pittsburgh, yeah, I can see them allowing a cat. That is insane. Ok, I was wrong. The hipster yuppies with animals can easily find a place to rent in Pittsburgh.
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