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Old 09-28-2011, 01:17 AM
 
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Default How is the atmosphere overall in Lake Oswego?

In terms of prejudice or anything will I have any problems? I'm mixed (Half black, half Samoan) or in terms of just people overall how is it there? I heard it was a bit red-neck-ish (just quoting what I heard) could anyone possibly shed some light?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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There are no rednecks in LO, there are people who are extremely uppity and snobbish but I would not use the term redneck to describe anyone there. In all seriousness though people are pretty friendly for the most part. The community itself is mostly white, compared to other parts of Portland
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Sag Harbor, NY (The Hamptons)
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In terms of prejudice or anything will I have any problems? I'm mixed (Half black, half Samoan) or in terms of just people overall how is it there? I heard it was a bit red-neck-ish (just quoting what I heard) could anyone possibly shed some light?
Well, LO is in the Portland metro, so pretty much anything goes. Even though LO is more conservative than Portland city proper, it is not what I would call "conservative" or redneckish. Are you a liberal or conservative? If you are a liberal, you will pretty much fit into Portland metro wherever you go. If you have any conservative leanings at all, you may want to keep them "under wraps", unless you thrive on arguing with screaming liberals who have little tolerance for viewpoints other than their own.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Sag Harbor, NY (The Hamptons)
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The community itself is mostly white, compared to other parts of Portland
Hahahaha. The entire Portland area is mostly white. What are you talking about?
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Tigard
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I would say that Lake Oswego tends to be mostly older, wealthy, liberal white folks. As someone of mixed ethnicity you might get more heads to turn there than in other areas in the Portland metro, but I wouldn't think you would have any negative reactions. There are some on this forum who have reported racism there, however--maybe they will post something in this thread. It is a beautiful area that is very thick with trees. It seems that they have worked hard to keep the natural beauty pristine there.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Bay Area - Portland
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Well, LO is in the Portland metro, so pretty much anything goes. Even though LO is more conservative than Portland city proper, it is not what I would call "conservative" or redneckish. Are you a liberal or conservative? If you are a liberal, you will pretty much fit into Portland metro wherever you go. If you have any conservative leanings at all, you may want to keep them "under wraps", unless you thrive on arguing with screaming liberals who have little tolerance for viewpoints other than their own.
I see, unlike screaming conservatives who readily accept liberal viewpoints?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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In terms of prejudice or anything will I have any problems? I'm mixed (Half black, half Samoan) or in terms of just people overall how is it there? I heard it was a bit red-neck-ish (just quoting what I heard) could anyone possibly shed some light?
Lived in LO for years (just recently had to move for a job) and kinda think no one really cares or pay attention... No one seemed to bother any of the non-vanilla folks in Lake Grove. That was my experience
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Sag Harbor, NY (The Hamptons)
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I see, unlike screaming conservatives who readily accept liberal viewpoints?
Who said anything about "screaming conservatives who readily accept liberal viewpoints"? Personally, I am a moderate Independent who thinks many of the viewpoints of both liberals and conservatives are ridiculous, and who thinks both the Republican party and the Democratic party are corrupt to the core, thereby making elections in this country pretty much pointless. So flame away!
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Portland, other times LA
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Hahahaha. The entire Portland area is mostly white. What are you talking about?

Well I'm going to go out on a limb here and say LO has more white residents than some neighborhoods in North Portland.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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Default Lake O

I live in Lake O and it is mostly an area of families and empty nesters (who once had kids who are now gone) mostly attracted by a top notch school district. You will find housing about 20-30% higher because of that - you did not mention if you had kids or not. My kid's school had kids of all color from different parts of the world and I find it to be very inclusive.

If you are single, there are a ton of 'hipper' places to live where you will find more diversity if that is what you are looking for - if you have kids, the schools can't be beat

Good Luck, Leah
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