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View Poll Results: Portland Maine? or Portland, Oregon?
Portland, Maine 131 52.40%
Portland, Oregon 119 47.60%
Voters: 250. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-26-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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They share the same name, they are both very nice cities, they never really compete or share much else. Which one is more on your radar? Which Portland do you like better?

Portland, Maine?





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Portland, Oregon?





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Old 04-26-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Funny thing, a little interesting bit of history about the two Portlands.

When they founded Portland, OR they flipped a coin to decide the name of the city, one of the travelers was from Boston, the other from Portland, Maine. The coin landed on the side that favored Portland, Maine. So the new found city was named Portland, OR.

If I had to pick, I would pick Portland, OR. I'm more of a big city kind of guy.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:10 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Funny thing, a little interesting bit of history about the two Portlands.

When they founded Portland, OR they flipped a coin to decide the name of the city, one of the travelers was from Boston, the other from Portland, Maine. The coin landed on the side that favored Portland, Maine. So the new found city was named Portland, OR.
That's good, there only needs to be one Boston, lol.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Portland Oregon is head & shoulders above Portland Maine: no comparison.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland Oregon is head & shoulders above Portland Maine: no comparison.
Please elaborate, I'm not agreeing or disagreeing, but population figures aside what makes Portland OR better?
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Both would be too Left-leaning for me, but I don't like big cities so I guess Portland, Maine.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Both would be too Left-leaning for me, but I don't like big cities so I guess Portland, Maine.
Not your cup of tea I see, but that brings up a point. They both have some parallel simalarities. There is the hippy-grunge, music, both are artsy fartsy, and both are health contious cities that have a lot of organic food and local farmers markets. And yes, they are both very liberal!
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Oregon is just great for lulz...so Portland, OR.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I voted for the original Portland, the one in Maine. I voted for it not only because I am a native New Englander although I do live in Oregon. I voted for it because it is what it is. It doesn't mislead and put on and on about its accomplishments. It doesn't have a pretentious side to it, nor do its streets and neighborhoods crawl with the mentally ill and homeless and beggers as in Oregon. Although if Portland,Maine and Porltand, Oregon were the exact same size they would be very different. Reason being New England. Portland Maine is an old New England Seaport smaller city. Its pop may now reach 70,000 and many of its residents are from elsewhere. That does give it a different feel than many New England communites, but no wheres on par with Portland ORegon. THere may be some New Age and Vegan types in Maine and people that believe in being fit. People whose politics are a big part of their life. Although the politics of Portland, Me are more along lines with the rest of New England (liberal). Portland Oregons are definitely more Radical Politics. They would not fly in Porland, Me or New England. Portland, Me is not as isolated and is part of the 6 New England states. Other cities are close by the largest Boston is just under two hours away. All in all I see little in comparison between these two cities and even less between the two states they are in. The People, the cultures thier value system could not be more different.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:29 AM
 
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Portland, Oregon easily wins for me for Portland Oregon vs. Portland Maine.

If this was Seattle, Washington vs. Portland, Oregon, Seattle would easily win as easily as Portland, Oregon over Portland, Maine.

Those are nice pictures of Portland, Oregon!
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