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Unread 04-15-2011, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Bye boniblu. We could use not having you here. Good luck surviving the world.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Why is it when someone complains about the rain in Portland or Seattle, a stock answer is "this is an unusual rainy season"? Just what is normal?
Actually, it's not a stock answer. The average rainfall for March is about 3.5" This March, Portland received more than 7". That trend seems to be continuing into the first half of April.

As an above poster stated, this is a La Nina year, which brings colder and wetter than average conditions for winter and spring.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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I have a sneaking suspicion that the more people move to Portland, the more it rains.

Kinda like angels crying.

Last edited by pdxMIKEpdx; 04-15-2011 at 05:11 PM..
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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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I have a sneaking suspicion that the more people move to Portland, the more it rains.

Kinda like angels crying.

God cries every time a Californian gets an Oregon Drivers license.

(just joking!!)
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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I hate Portland.................I hate it almost as much as I hated living in Seattle. The weather sucks, the cost of living sucks, the economy sucks, the traffic sucks and you're not allowed to do anything. the only thing I like about the northwest at all is the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness but that's about it.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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I hate Portland.................I hate it almost as much as I hated living in Seattle. The weather sucks, the cost of living sucks, the economy sucks, the traffic sucks and you're not allowed to do anything. the only thing I like about the northwest at all is the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness but that's about it.
Thank you for sharing.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 11:05 PM
 
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I hate Portland.................I hate it almost as much as I hated living in Seattle. The weather sucks, the cost of living sucks, the economy sucks, the traffic sucks and you're not allowed to do anything. the only thing I like about the northwest at all is the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness but that's about it.
Well redfish I hope you have the chance to move somewhere that will make you happy. Responding to your post in all seriousness, what you list here "the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness " may turn out to mean more to you than you imagine once you move elsewhere. Each time you move to get rid of factors you don't want or to get factors you do want, everything else changes as well.

For example, I'd love to hear if anyone knows of a city that has all the assets of Portland but sunshine as well....whenever I do that calculation to get the sun I lose something important in the bargain.
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Unread 04-16-2011, 12:40 AM
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I hate Portland.................I hate it almost as much as I hated living in Seattle. The weather sucks, the cost of living sucks, the economy sucks, the traffic sucks and you're not allowed to do anything. the only thing I like about the northwest at all is the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness but that's about it.
Well then good thing you left....
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Unread 04-16-2011, 05:38 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Well redfish I hope you have the chance to move somewhere that will make you happy. Responding to your post in all seriousness, what you list here "the lack of religion, low crime and overall open mindedness " may turn out to mean more to you than you imagine once you move elsewhere. Each time you move to get rid of factors you don't want or to get factors you do want, everything else changes as well.
I'd love to hear if anyone knows of a city that has all the assets of Portland but
For example,sunshine as well....whenever I do that calculation to get the sun I lose something important in the bargain.
there is no such place in the united states these days. A few spots in Australia are all that's left.

I left Portland about 2 years ago for south TX. no one speaks English but I live like a king and sun is almost always shining. I'm thinking of moving to Austin as that's about as close as you can get to what I'm used to with nice weather in this country. When I started to see the huge demographic changes going on in Seattle and Portland the last 5 years I was up there it occurred to me that the NW is going to be CA with lousy weather in less than 20 years so if that's the rout this country is going I might as well be somewhere nice.
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Unread 04-16-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Bye bye. I hope you find a place that you can happily live.

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They did kill Meier & Frank, by choosing not to keep the name. Kroeger's bought out Fred Meyer, but were not so arrogant as to think people would prefer to buy from that company than from the one that had been here for a hundred years. Same with Meier & Frank. I don't care who owns it, but if they change the name ... it ain't Meier & Frank, and my loyalty is zero. If I want to buy something from Macy's ... I'll go to New York.
I agree, Macy's seems to think that their brand name is good enough. They did the same thing to the Bon Marche in Seattle. There I times I think that all they wanted was to be able to advertise on the cheap with one identity and distribution center.

The issue I have with mega-retailers is that they think one merchandise array fits all. Many markets have distinctive needs and preferences. What looks fantastic to a buyer in New York may not be to OUR taste.

Bottom line, however, is that M & F imploded. If not Macy's then Broadway out of Chicago.
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