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Old 07-29-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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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.
Uh, that is pretty normal, here in Denver, the good parts of town, with or without pets you are looking at over $1000 a month.

The problem isn't pets, it is distortions in the housing market leading to high rents in ALL good areas. I just took off the "allow pets" option and the results look identical.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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I'll preface this by saying I've never been to Portland, Oregon. I can't speak for the rest of the US. However, when I think of Portland, I think of an extremely liberal place where people are openly smoking doobies while walking down the street. I think of a lot of pretentious hipsters, aggressive young homeless kids panhandling for drug money, and older homeless defecating on the sidewalks in front of everyone. I think of a constant drizzle and grey overcast with beautiful summers. I think of a lot of green and farmer's markets. I also think of Tonya Harding, Courtney Love, the Portland Trailblazers, Voodoo Donut, Powell's Books, the highest number of strippers per capita in the US, and remember someone in my childhood referring to Portland as "the plumber's butt of America."
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'll preface this by saying I've never been to Portland, Oregon. I can't speak for the rest of the US. However, when I think of Portland, I think of an extremely liberal place where people are openly smoking doobies while walking down the street. I think of a lot of pretentious hipsters, aggressive young homeless kids panhandling for drug money, and older homeless defecating on the sidewalks in front of everyone.
Up to here, you had Tijuana nearly perfectly described.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:59 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What does the rest of the US think of Portland Oregon?

I do not think of Portland. At all.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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I'll preface this by saying I've never been to Portland, Oregon. I can't speak for the rest of the US. However, when I think of Portland, I think of an extremely liberal place where people are openly smoking doobies while walking down the street. I think of a lot of pretentious hipsters, aggressive young homeless kids panhandling for drug money, and older homeless defecating on the sidewalks in front of everyone. I think of a constant drizzle and grey overcast with beautiful summers. I think of a lot of green and farmer's markets. I also think of Tonya Harding, Courtney Love, the Portland Trailblazers, Voodoo Donut, Powell's Books, the highest number of strippers per capita in the US, and remember someone in my childhood referring to Portland as "the plumber's butt of America."
Except for the parts about extremely liberal and openly smoking doobies while walking down the street, that pretty much describes Portland.
(West coast liberals and east coast liberals are different animals, BTW)
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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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.

I was so impressed with how nice this Walmart looked when I was in Portland recently, as compared to other Walmarts around the country, that I took this photo.

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Beautiful city, excellent beer, well designed, good weather (love that it can be sunny and in the 60s in June), good transit, walkable...One of the best cities I've visited. There's a lot of serendipity to Portland. You can set off to explore in most areas of the city and find something worthwhile. I also count my unexpected encounter with the Naked Bike Ride to be one of my all-time favorite travel moments.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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Aside from LA and SF, when you mention Western cities to the majority of Easterners you either get one of three responses: 1) a complaint about the weather (e.g., Portland/Seattle = too rainy, Phoenix/Vegas = too hot; Denver = too cold/snowy, etc.). 2) a complaint about how far away [insert Western city here] is, or 3) a blank stare. Not much in between, either.
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Never really heard of it before coming on here.. it isn't really that well known outside the US I'd say
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Gringolandia
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I think of it as a place where young white people go to be mostly around other young white people.
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