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Old 06-09-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Oh great, this is just what someone like me, an out a stater who's thinking about moving to Portland wants to see and hear. Great, just great.....
I have lived in almost every western state, and I can tell you that if Portland is boring to someone...that person doesnt have a soul...Portland is awesome, too much rain..But a great city, always something going on
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:43 PM
 
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you guys are funny...I feel bad now. Ok it's not that bad. I still think I'm on my way out.
Thanks for the replies!
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:20 PM
 
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you guys are funny...I feel bad now. Ok it's not that bad. I still think I'm on my way out.
Thanks for the replies!
And bring that bicycle..best riding anywhere
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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G'bye derniss. We hardly knew ye.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Oh great, this is just what someone like me, an out a stater who's thinking about moving to Portland wants to see and hear. Great, just great.....
You should welcome all opinions both negative and positive and determine whether or not these opinions pertain to your situation.

Look, no place is all things to all people. I can understand where the OP is coming from. Maybe he made the mistake of believing hype before finding out for himself whether or not Portland would suit him.

If you only listen to one side whether positive or negative without coming to see for yourself, you will not get a clear picture as to whether or not a place is for you.

The OP has tried Portland. It wasn't for him. So he is probably going to be moving on. It happens. I hope his next choice suits him better.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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The OP has tried Portland. It wasn't for him. So he is probably going to be moving on. It happens. I hope his next choice suits him better.
I would think the "Portland is closed, Portland is full, Portland doesn't have enough jobs/room/etc. for us so stay away" people would jump all over posts like this...after all they free up an entrance visa number!
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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I would think the "Portland is closed, Portland is full, Portland doesn't have enough jobs/room/etc. for us so stay away" people would jump all over posts like this...after all they free up an entrance visa number!
its not closed to anyone, just you.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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you guys are funny...I feel bad now. Ok it's not that bad. I still think I'm on my way out.
Thanks for the replies!
Out of curiosity - where did you get whatever ideas you had about Portland? What research did you do? And are you still using those same sources for wherever you are planning to move?
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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you guys are funny...I feel bad now. Ok it's not that bad. I still think I'm on my way out.
Thanks for the replies!
Since you like Vancouver and sunshine, I'm thinking that Denver may be to your liking.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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I've lived here over a year and would agree that Portland is overhyped. I often feel like the best thing about the city is its reputation. Is it a God awful place? Definitely not. I can think of many worse places to live. I would NEVER EVER describe Portland as cosmopolitan, though. I have several friends who live in Seattle and I feel like that city is just so much more alive. I hate to jump on the "Portland is a depressing city" wagon, but to me it kinda is. The thing about Portlanders is, the love every single thing about their city and are not receptive to any criticism about their town whether it be constructive or otherwise. And if you don't like everything about their city too, they would absolutely LOVE for you to leave.
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