U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-21-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Loss Wages
1,311 posts, read 5,875,805 times
Reputation: 560

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by MtnSurfer View Post

I was just talking to my wife tonight about the stark contrast between this forum and the nature photography forum which I also participate in - one talking about the blooms of Spring and the other talking about all the gloom. I told her that if we move to the PNW there will be things we really love and other things which will probably be difficult to deal with at times. But that is really true of any place you live - just a different set of pros/cons. And if the pros outweigh the cons for you then you make it work.


Well said, mtnsurfer! I think we all agree with that. I think that' s how I feel in my own comparison of home to Portland. There are definetely things to weigh, but I'm going to make it work someday!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-21-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
273 posts, read 1,607,383 times
Reputation: 86
I went to Washington Park while I was in Portland to hunt for an apartment. I was so impressed by the beauty there, I got an apartment near the park. Camellias in all shades of red, pink, and white were in bloom, as well as some purple-flowering groundcover (maybe campanula?) backed by the lush green of ferns and mossy trees. It was lovely.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2008, 03:55 PM
 
2,430 posts, read 5,781,460 times
Reputation: 1221
I took my mother to the Tulip festival last week. It was beautiful weather--I believe it hit 80 (or close to it) one of the days. She was in awe of the rows and rows and variety. It's a must see when you're in the Portland area in April.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
1,311 posts, read 5,875,805 times
Reputation: 560
Default tulips

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldtintype View Post
I took my mother to the Tulip festival last week. It was beautiful weather--I believe it hit 80 (or close to it) one of the days. She was in awe of the rows and rows and variety. It's a must see when you're in the Portland area in April.
Really? That's awesome!! I thought you guys were still in your cold spell.

I even checked the weather for POrtland on sat and they had all rain forcasted.where does this festival occur?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
6,415 posts, read 10,033,388 times
Reputation: 5779
Ah, the misinformation. I had to laugh watching Martha Stewart's "Easter" show last month. She was saying how Easter came so early that the daffodils wouldn't bloom for quite a while. The daffodils had been blooming here for weeks.

The forecast? I was having breakfast with my father this morning talking about the week's forecast, and how it'd shown rain for the past week, too. He said he'd been out working in his yard all week and hadn't been rained on once. I think I felt a sprinkle or two Saturday afternoon for a few minutes. I do hear it's raining now, but spring rains are pretty random. It's more a matter of a cloud comes along and drops some rain. If it happens to be over you, you might get wet. If you're 50 feet off to the right, you might stay bone dry.

And I wish those "no sun for nine months" talkers would come sit on my car hood and shade my eyes for me. Several days in the past week I've found myself blinded with driving into the afternoon or the setting sun. I really must plan my travel better!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
1,311 posts, read 5,875,805 times
Reputation: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnricoV View Post
Ah, the misinformation. I had to laugh watching Martha Stewart's "Easter" show last month. She was saying how Easter came so early that the daffodils wouldn't bloom for quite a while. The daffodils had been blooming here for weeks.

The forecast? I was having breakfast with my father this morning talking about the week's forecast, and how it'd shown rain for the past week, too. He said he'd been out working in his yard all week and hadn't been rained on once. I think I felt a sprinkle or two Saturday afternoon for a few minutes. I do hear it's raining now, but spring rains are pretty random. It's more a matter of a cloud comes along and drops some rain. If it happens to be over you, you might get wet. If you're 50 feet off to the right, you might stay bone dry.

And I wish those "no sun for nine months" talkers would come sit on my car hood and shade my eyes for me. Several days in the past week I've found myself blinded with driving into the afternoon or the setting sun. I really must plan my travel better!
I bet the green is so green it hurts your eyes let alone some sunshine!LOL

That's wonderful news to hear from all of you! Oh, that's such good news! I knew it was true! You guys are making my future plans easier and easier... to come and visit and see if I fit in. WHich I think I will, tooting my own horn here!

Last edited by deegers; 04-21-2008 at 06:40 PM.. Reason: gotta have a banana
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
5,127 posts, read 11,725,675 times
Reputation: 5324
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnricoV View Post
Ah, the misinformation. I had to laugh watching Martha Stewart's "Easter" show last month. She was saying how Easter came so early that the daffodils wouldn't bloom for quite a while. The daffodils had been blooming here for weeks.

The forecast? I was having breakfast with my father this morning talking about the week's forecast, and how it'd shown rain for the past week, too. He said he'd been out working in his yard all week and hadn't been rained on once. I think I felt a sprinkle or two Saturday afternoon for a few minutes. I do hear it's raining now, but spring rains are pretty random. It's more a matter of a cloud comes along and drops some rain. If it happens to be over you, you might get wet. If you're 50 feet off to the right, you might stay bone dry.

And I wish those "no sun for nine months" talkers would come sit on my car hood and shade my eyes for me. Several days in the past week I've found myself blinded with driving into the afternoon or the setting sun. I really must plan my travel better!
Yes, I know what you mean. I have been looking at the pictures all year on the PNW nature forum. Here is another example from yesterday. If you ever doubt just check out the PNWNP forum.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2008, 09:35 AM
 
2,430 posts, read 5,781,460 times
Reputation: 1221
Quote:
Originally Posted by deegers View Post
Really? That's awesome!! I thought you guys were still in your cold spell.

I even checked the weather for POrtland on sat and they had all rain forcasted.where does this festival occur?
She was here the 11th, 12th and 13th. I looked it up and the high was "only" 78. It was beautiful blue skies and in the 60s and 70s the entire time she was here. Then we had a cold spell, which we're still in. The winter weather here is varied. That weekend is a perfect example--three beautiful warm SUNNY SUNNY days, then back to some rain. It's not always gray, it doesn't always rain, we just tend to hear about only the wet days on here

The festival I believe starts late March and goes through mid April.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2008, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Loss Wages
1,311 posts, read 5,875,805 times
Reputation: 560
Come on guys and gals, no one has pictures to share of this beautiful spring you speak about???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
6,415 posts, read 10,033,388 times
Reputation: 5779
This is one I snapped while driving down the street a couple weeks ago (not great photographically!) of the cherry blossoms ... and look ... BLUE SKY!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon > Portland
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top