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Old 05-19-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Beaverton
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... clearly a person who would not fit in well here.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:52 AM
 
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Nell -- hope you flat on your arse or flat on your face. Thanks for ruining the thread.

Yeah, crazy patterned tights, knee high boots and hoodies really aren't my thing.
Isn't portland also called 'pornland' by some and people bike naked once a year and then return the bikes the next day? Didn't know environmentally friendly meant siding with and victimizing the perp. She started it. She was rude. Contributed nothing. Her comment was useless, made judgements when there shouldn't have been any other than her own issues. Not mine. She was egotistical, entitled, rude and stupid.

So Nell self-admittedly is a cranky old lady in portland, knows nothing about much other than Portland and was too useless to share. So don't contribute bottom line. You insult, you get it back. Gasp, shocker that.
And she's 'old' and on c-d throwing insults when people are trying to do some research. Clearly she has other issues. No need to explain about my post or rationale behind it. Many I'm sure were interested in it. But Nell has her own issues. They're her issues, but she ruined the thread and ruined my time. Danke schon.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Nell, the initial attack was uncalled for. The questions posed were the same questions asked by many, and IMHO exactly the sort of thing for which city-data forums are supposed to be used.

Having said that... Moving, you have done yourself no favors with your responses and likely made enemies of people who would have initially taken your side. I for one have no interest in helping someone who immediately resorts to name calling and displays such incredible negativity.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:14 AM
 
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It's hard to get a read from your original post what you're looking for in a community. Maybe clarify that instead of being all over the place and then people can give subjective opinions on whether Portland might possibly be a good fit for you.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:25 AM
 
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Roneb - point taken.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:03 AM
 
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Seattle is rumored to have many more Type-A business types, Seattle has a more robust economy (don't forget Boeing, Microsoft isn't all that far away), plus Pro Football, and Baseball teams. Seattle has a major University inside its city limits.

Portland is more laid back and casual. Portland State for all of its pluses, is still a 2nd ranked university that fits Portland very nicely. Portland has professional basketball and soccer teams.

It is my impression, and only an impression, that a lower percentage of women in Portland wear high end stylish clothing; it is common to see women on the light rail wearing very casual clothes, but carrying a dress on a hanger in clothing bag. It is very common to see women wearing very casual slacks and comfortable shirts to symphony concerts and even the Opera; and a few aisles over, see a woman in a semi-formal full length gown. Men with ties are rare, but you do see them at cultural events.

While Portland is a Tier-II town with regards to performing arts (due to population), the quality is surprising good. There are lots of cultural outlets and events from Mid-January to June; ranging from enthusiastic hobbyist to good enough to move on to bigger paychecks in California or East Coast. Lots of principal soloist make a stop in Portland while on tour.

There are lots of local restaurants that feature 4 forks, but only 3 or 4 Dollar signs. High quality food, but middle of the road ambiance; very few 5 fork, 5 $ high end ambiance foodie places since not enough people to support such places. From what limited info I have heard, really top quality chiefs can make more money in SF bay area, or LA.

Portland is more known for it's Food Carts and pods.-- RV trailer's outfitted with kitchens, and sell food out the window. A group of Food Carts are gathered into Pods, and there are Pods all over Portland. Well over 250 food carts. As you would expect, Seattle Political Fathers (and Mothers) decided not to allow the carts as they look "low class, pedestrian"
http://www.foodcartsportland.com/

Oh, and in Portland there is 1st Thursday Art Walk in the Pearl District which is walking tour of high end art galleries and such for the more mature and financially secure White Wine crowd. Then there is Last Thursday Art fair up on NE Alberta Street, which is, IMO, more of starving artist (and artist wannabees) monthly art walk; younger and more family friendly; good microbrew and jug band bars up there.

HTH

PS: take this as only a rumor, Portland would rather be known as following the lead of the City of SF, than actually having anything to do with Seattle's culture. Portland is most emphatic about following SF political lead, and proudly are part of the Left Coast Democratic Party Firewall.
this is helpful summary of Portland.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Nell, the initial attack was uncalled for. The questions posed were the same questions asked by many, and IMHO exactly the sort of thing for which city-data forums are supposed to be used.

Having said that... Moving, you have done yourself no favors with your responses and likely made enemies of people who would have initially taken your side. I for one have no interest in helping someone who immediately resorts to name calling and displays such incredible negativity.
Yeah, but saying something is a dumb question isn't really a personal attack - just an attack on the question. But calling someone a moron? And doing it over, and over, and over, and over?

Here's hoping this embarrassing display is soon deleted.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Yeah, but saying something is a dumb question isn't really a personal attack - just an attack on the question. But calling someone a moron? And doing it over, and over, and over, and over?

Here's hoping this embarrassing display is soon deleted.
This exactly. Add to the fact that Nell has helped so many people with her good advice.

It is not a good idea to come to a forum asking for help and then attack one of the most popular and knowledgeable people who post there.

A little advice to the OP if you are still here, it would be better for you to ask your specific questions on each of the city forums with which you are interested and then make your comparisons.

I doubt if anyone on any single forum can make the comparisons on the many cities you are listing. It would have to be a matter of people having lived or stayed in these cities for quite some time and that is not too likely a possibility.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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Yeah, but saying something is a dumb question isn't really a personal attack - just an attack on the question. But calling someone a moron? And doing it over, and over, and over, and over?

Here's hoping this embarrassing display is soon deleted.
Agreed. The personal attack is just uncalled for and completely unnecessary. Maybe another forum would fit this poster?
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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Yeah, crazy patterned tights, knee high boots and hoodies really aren't my thing.
Isn't portland also called 'pornland' by some and people bike naked once a year and then return the bikes the next day? Didn't know environmentally friendly meant siding with and victimizing the perp.
WTF does the bolded sentence even mean? The whole "Pornland" thing started with an national news story that tried to make it look like Portland was a hub of prostitution--however follow-up stories and law enforcement (including the FBI) stated that Portland had no higher statistical incidence of this than any other city in the western US.

As far as the naked bike ride, that's like once a year---if you're offended by that sort of thing, than I 'd recommend ignoring Portland--along with most cities on the West Coast including San Francisco and Seattle... Ride naked and return the bikes the next day? No, most people just ride their own bikes...
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