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Old 12-02-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Isn't Asheville like a smaller Eastern version of Portland, Oregon?
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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It [Asheville] gets mentioned that way - personally I'd say it's probably a bit more like Eugene than Portland. Slightly less hipster and a bit more hippie, and a veritable "college town."
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh is a "hipster" city??

A person on this board recommended it to me as a more conservative large city that is a good fit for a young person who appreciates the amenities of a larger city but still has morals and is of a more Christian persuasion. It also looks quite visually appealing and there are many job advertisements online for the city.
However if it is a "hipster" city that is similar to a place like Portland where marijuana is legal and there is a large amount of "stripping clubs" than I guess I have to cross it off the list.

Someone, plead tell me that these people are mistaken and Pittsburgh isn't a hipster city!?!?
I specifically said that the city is left leaning but the suburbs are mostly moderate or conservative (and also rather old or family oriented). The area in general is live and let live though with most people not caring how what you do as long as it's not hurting anyone.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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Pittsburgh is a Steel town. Portland is more service-based.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:52 PM
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In a very general way they're similar. Both have hills, trees and bridges. That's probably where it ends.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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For a while, it seemed like Pittsburgh was pushing the "We Are The New Portland" theme, but most of that hype seems to have dwindled.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I don't see many similarities. Portland doesn't have the run down blight from yesterday's industrial era like Pittsburgh does. and more importantly, Portland has evergreen forests covering the metro area instead of Pittsburgh's deciduous trees.
What do you mean "yesterday's industrial era"? Portland has tons of industry still in existence, just because we have computers now doesn't mean the industrial age is over. As for the forests Portland's woods are actually mixed not exclusively coniferous.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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It [Asheville] gets mentioned that way - personally I'd say it's probably a bit more like Eugene than Portland. Slightly less hipster and a bit more hippie, and a veritable "college town."
Asheville is either another Eugene or a much larger version of Grass Valley, California.
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