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View Poll Results: Beaverton VS Corvallis VS Hillsboro VS Lake Oswego VS Tigard
Beaverton 2 18.18%
Corvallis 1 9.09%
Hillsboro 2 18.18%
Lake Oswego 5 45.45%
Tigard 1 9.09%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:51 AM
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Beaverton VS Corvallis VS Hillsboro VS Lake Oswego VS Tigard

Which would you prefer and WHY?
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Location: Portland, OR
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It would help if you provide some context about your question. Are you considering moving to this area and are wondering about the locations you mention? If so, please provide some information about your needs, preferences, and situation, so people can give you helpful responses. Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard are middle-class suburbs of Portland and are very similar. You'd probably love or hate them all equally, depending on your opinion of suburbs. Lake Oswego is a more affluent suburb. Some people love it, and some people find it snooty. Corvallis is a town that's too far from Portland to be considered a suburb. Oregon State University is there, but I don't know much about the town itself.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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(first of all - I would not even consider Corvallis as a place to live because it's too far from Portland. I would have a 4 hour commute to work - LOL ) That being said, I voted for Lake Oswego because I find it the most visually appealing. I like that it has lots of hills, lots of trees, and I also like its "downtown part". I like that it is all clean and well-kept. I like that its crime report in the local newspaper reads like a broadcast of Prairie Home Companion. I like that it is fairly compact and does not sprawl on forever and ever like Beaverton & Hillsboro. And I actually like the fact that it is upscale and a bit snooty.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Location: NW Portland
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We live in the Cedar Mill neighborhood. We have a Portland address, but the kids go to Beaverton schools. That being said, I HATED Beaverton when we first moved out here from West Linn. But I tell you what, it has really grown on me.

I can only offer first hand experience with Beaverton. The schools (at least near us) are great. The library near us is ok, but we tend to go to Beaverton Library because it is amazing & HUGE & well stocked. There are a ton of parks around here, and people are generally very friendly, not snooty. Granted, we live on the lower income end of a VERY upscale area, so sometimes I feel out of place. But not nearly as out of place as when we would head to Lake O to go shopping or what have you.

IMO, Lake O is snooty. Maybe it's just because we don't come from a long line of million-heirs, yacht owners, and Bently drivers. ??

I think the dynamics of Hillsboro are totally different than those of the more close in suburbs. It's less dependent on Portland, more diverse ethnically, and pretty isolated from the city life. (I think it takes me about 15 minutes to get there, and I'm 10 min from downtown.)

Ok, I've typed too much. Hope I offered SOMETHING useful.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:42 PM
Location: Southwest Washington
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Lake Oswego because it's pretty and forested.

Beaverton and Hillsboro are soulless suburbs, but there are nicer areas in far eastern Beaverton near Portland's western outskirts. Tigard has some nice Lake O-ish wooded areas too.

Corvallis is too flat and small and far from anything. It's like Oregon's little slice of Iowa.

So overall Lake Oswego with Beaverton a trailing second tied with Corvallis. Hillsboro and Tigard are a toss up for last. I like the city, whether "the city" is 20,000,000 people or 2,000, and I also like the remote rural hinterlands. Suburbs are neither of those things. They're just depressing, in MY opinion.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:09 AM
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<--- born and raised in Lake Oswego, but I voted for Corvallis. People are too stuck up in LO it's ridiculous!!! You get weird looks if you don't drive a BMW.
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