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Old 08-19-2014, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Burlington, VT
Portland, ME
Northampton, MA
Ithaca, NY
Asheville, NC
Pittsburgh, PA in terms of appearance
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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Maine. lol
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you beat me to this one lol
Beat me, too. I thought I was clever - guess I'm not the only one!
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:41 PM
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Location: Ohio
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One could argue the cities have a lot which is analogous actually. Both were blue collar river cities with strong union histories. Both are somewhat isolated from the larger metros in their region. The main difference is Portland started being "hip" some 20 years earlier and has been growing like gangbusters, but Pittsburgh has only started relatively recently.
They both have light rail service, too.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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You get all that without the homeless/panhandling problem of Portland, Oregon. Sounds like a winner.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:54 PM
 
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Maine. lol
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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The Burgh is the closest to PNW/Northern Cali feeling big city you're going to find in the East.... after that DC is a distant 2nd.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The Burgh is the closest to PNW/Northern Cali feeling big city you're going to find in the East.... after that DC is a distant 2nd.
DC? I'd love to hear those comparisons.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:12 AM
 
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DC? I'd love to hear those comparisons.
Not a 1 for 1, but DC does have a natural tree covered setting like PNW. It doesn't have the Hills/Mountain elevation changes of the PNW or Pittsburgh however.
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Not a 1 for 1, but DC does have a natural tree covered setting like PNW. It doesn't have the Hills/Mountain elevation changes of the PNW or Pittsburgh however.
Both have trees and good restaurants, both interesting cities to visit, but that's about as far as I'd probably go for similarities.

DC has even worse traffic than Portland, is much more 'suburban' as a metro (11% of DC's metro population lives in the city, as opposed to about 28% of Portland), and of course the culture/politics are worlds apart.
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