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Old 12-31-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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DiceCobb- my husband is non-white and I am mixed race. You can PM me if you want some personal stories from the last four years. The covert racism in Portland is quite alive and well in 2014. Well, almost 2014. Outside of Portland... I don't know. Multnomah County is pretty liberal but "Santa Cruz Liberal" as we, Northern Califirnians, like to say.
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:24 AM
 
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Several interesting comments. I have some reading to do.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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The Pearl neighborhood appeals to me the most. Ecohaus has some small sustainable studios for reasonable price with a decent job. I'm not trying to make a lot of friends. I just want to live smart, without feeling hated or unwanted, and maybe find romance with a mature beauty. Is this unrealistic for a Negro male in PDX 2014?
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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If you limit your romantic relationships to Negro females in Portland your choices will be few. Also, beautiful is in the eye of the beholder... lots of wonderful women don't fit the classic 'beauty' description.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:29 AM
 
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The Pearl neighborhood appeals to me the most. Ecohaus has some small sustainable studios for reasonable price with a decent job. I'm not trying to make a lot of friends. I just want to live smart, without feeling hated or unwanted, and maybe find romance with a mature beauty. Is this unrealistic for a Negro male in PDX 2014?
Are you talking about Freedom Center? It seems pretty nice, though they're small.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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Are you talking about Freedom Center? It seems pretty nice, though they're small.
And Hoyt. Both are marvelous properties. With Seattle striving to become an elitist city, micro-apartment construction gets a lot of criticism because rich devils don't want modest income folks around. I'm afraid the wealthy folks in Pearl might have the same stinky attitude. I can't afford to dine out every night in Pearl, but having such a quality variety so close really appeals me. And art, music (symphony orchestra), parks, etc. Gee, I just get happy dreaming about it.

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Old 12-31-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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If you limit your romantic relationships to Negro females in Portland your choices will be few. Also, beautiful is in the eye of the beholder... lots of wonderful women don't fit the classic 'beauty' description.
Wise words. I am a modern man and find older women (all shades) most attractive. That's why I want Pearl, it's where classy mature ladies would be - the kind of beauty I like.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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Oakland, CA may be up your alley. That is if you are being genuine and not being a trolly troll.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Oakland, CA may be up your alley. That is if you are being genuine and not being a trolly troll.
Oakland's female to male ratio is better than Portland and Seattle (more females of course). Negro pop is around 25% so that's great. There's not a lot of affordable sustainable housing. The cheapest green studio I've found online is $2K at Domain by Alta. Oakland seems better than Sacramento and I have a couple of college friends living in that area. It will be a tough decision but Oakland sure seems like a safe bet.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Winter nightime low 60,summer daytime high 85, sunny 300 days/year, no hablamos ingles aquí
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The Pearl neighborhood appeals to me the most. ...Is this unrealistic for a Negro male in PDX 2014?
How much do you know about Pearl? Have you ever been there?
I know one black man who lives in Pearl, and likes it there. He is an MD.
Who are you? Can you get a 6-figure job, buy a condo in Pearl and a BMW?
If so, you will fit right in, despite the fact that Pear is overwhelmingly white and asian, and you are black.
Otherwise, you will be on the outside, looking in.
Once you come out of your Freedom Center project (put there on the insistence of the city for political correctness reasons),
you will be as unhappy as you were in Seattle, if not more.
The "racial discrimination" you claim is in to large extent based on income. I have a black friend who is an ophthalmologist.
He lives in the fanciest part of San Francisco, makes $350K per year, and is treated like a demi-god by everyone he meets.
Not a trace of discrimination for him. Again, who are you?
You will come to Portland, fail the same way you did in Seattle, and explain it by "the racists keeping you down".
Or you can look at the world as a realist. Here is an EXCELLENT post by Hamellr about the job situation in Portland, and how to deal with it.
How to make it in PDX
Portland and Seattle are white\asian cities. As a black man you will always stand out, unless you are very succesfull, and everybody will admire you for that.
You call it "racism", but it's simply Homo Sapiens group dynamics, regardless of the social aspect you choose: race, ethnicity,laguage, age, income etc.
You can accept it and deal with it, or continue playing the "victim" role. Based on your posts, you seem to prefer the later.

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