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Old 08-19-2014, 12:11 PM
 
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Where's the Portland of the East Coast?
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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Maine. lol
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I think that the closest you'll get is Pittsburgh. And that's not an east coast city.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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In terms of vibe, size, layout or the total package?
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Maine. lol

you beat me to this one lol
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:04 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Brooklyn, NY, Burlington, VT, Asheville, NC

At least that seems to be the consensus in the multitude of threads asking this very question.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Brooklyn, NY, Burlington, VT, Asheville, NC

At least that seems to be the consensus in the multitude of threads asking this very question.
Perhaps Ithaca NY and the Amherst/Northampton MA area too.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: District of Columbia
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Asheville, NC.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Portland, Maine

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Old 08-19-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I think that the closest you'll get is Pittsburgh. And that's not an east coast city.
Portland isn't actually a west coast city either. I mean, it's closer to the west coast, but it's a river city, and it takes around 1.5 hours to drive to a shore town from there.

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.
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