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Old 11-19-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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Hello,

I am a Russian man in my 20s, living in Portland, OR. I am going to college for a business major right now, and I am planning to move out of here as soon as I am done. Portland is too laid back and too boring for me. I am tired of hippies and this small town feel. I know Seattle is a bigger city (especially considering the metro), but is it that much different from Portland? I have been to Seattle briefly and I have been to NYC a few times, mostly staying in the suburbs of NJ. I know these are two very different cities, and I agree how everyone says: "nothing is like NY", but I would still like some constructive advice. I like NY and NJ, but real estate is very expensive comparing to Seattle. I know there is quite a few Russians in Seattle, but there is way more in NYC. I like nightlife and night clubs, especially hip hop oriented ones, as well as the concerts, and I am not sure if Seattle would measure up in that sense. I would want to live outside the city though to recover in peace from wild urban nights. I like diversity, which I know Seattle lacks comparing to NY, and I am single so I need a good choice of women. I do like Seattle's overall less crazy life and cheaper prices. The Northwest rain does bother me, but it is not the deciding factor here. What would you recommend?

I appreciate everybody's input.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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NYC has a TON of Russians. Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island actually have some majority-Russian neighborhoods. Not sure if this matters to you, but just saying.

IMO, Seattle and Portland are very, very similar. If you like Portland, you will probably be happy in Seattle. If you want something different, I would go with NYC.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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Yea, it does matter. NY area has the most Russians in U.S. I do want something different for sure, I was just thinking if Seattle is different enough or not.
Thanks.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Seattle and Portland can be very different cities and certainly is and feels more white collar, urban, and larger than Portland does. However, the clubbing nightlife isn't particularly pervasive there (though it's definitely more than what Portland has).

Seattle's an easy enough weekend trip for you to make before trying to make any decisions, so I'd probably visit a bit more before you decide if it's different enough from Portland.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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Yea, I am going there for New Year's. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Did you check out Brighton Beach when you were in NYC?

I live here and Russian girls are HOT!!!
The club scene here is very solid. There is tons of Russian clubs here as well to chill and get completely ****ing wasted.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Hudson County, NJ
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yea, i went there once, the main concern about nyc and the surroundings is the cost of living, mostly having to do with real estate, this is basically the only thing holding me back
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:32 AM
 
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Old 11-25-2010, 12:22 AM
 
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any more?
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