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Old 11-04-2007, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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If you are coming from a big city and still want that big city life than, take Portland off your list. Portland is a town, a very small town, (Very slow pace, empty when the street lights come on type) kind of has that hippy, street kids, nurdy type of thing going on with the locals.

You will be board out of your mind, thats if you are looking for that big city excitment you would find in southern Cali.

For walking, or riding a bike it will be fine for you maybe 3 or 4 months out of the year, if you can stand cold, or rain the rest.

Portland is rather cheap to live in............but I hear Atlanta, and Phoenix are not that expensive either.

If you are going to do the great northwest, then do it big. That would be Seattle

(but Seattle does cost more than Portland)

(but Seattle is the regional epicenter and center of the universe economically in the northwest)

Seattle = more jobs, and higher pay

Portland is more so for - I'm so sick of the big city, the hustle, the culture, the nightlife, the vibe, I just want to walk around, ride a bide, and read a book by myself all day, and have everyone just leave me alone. (which is fine if thats what you like)

The weird thing is............20/30 years ago that was Seattle. Those days are long gone. Seattle feels huge, and looks even bigger. People are moving to Seattle in droves, construction is going on like the land is made of gold. Seattle, is no different from San Francsico or any other major city now.

what's going on in Seattle right now, is epic and seems surreal - Long time residents know what I mean.
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Portland would get my vote. Nicer weather, better scenery than the others.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Not Portland for me. Oregon has 9% income tax plus the property taxes are not that low.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Seattle, is no different from San Francsico or any other major city now.
I think San Francisco is a better choice. It's similar to Seattle but it's in (Arnold's voice) CALIFORNIA BABY!
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA / Los Angeles, CA
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I think San Francisco is a better choice. It's similar to Seattle but it's in (Arnold's voice) CALIFORNIA BABY!
LOL........good one.

it's a toss up to me. Pretty much a matter of what you prefer more!

Some would say Seattle, some would say San Francisco. I wouldn't argue either way I like both.

California is all that though. (love the women, and sun) You gotta love the west coast.
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