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Old 05-28-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Lots of call centers in the area. It keeps the tattoed street people fed and sheltered.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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"This region is absolutely gorgeous!"....albeit a tad wet....my Harley has cobwebs from so little use.

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Old 05-28-2013, 10:34 PM
 
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Lots of call centers in the area. It keeps the tattoed street people fed and sheltered.
And not without a bike...dont forget that for god's sake.
I dont even have a bike, yet every homeless person in Eugene does. And a bike trailer
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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And not without a bike...dont forget that for god's sake.
I dont even have a bike, yet every homeless person in Eugene does. And a bike trailer
When I lived in Davis, CA, there were very few homeless people, but one had a bike trailer that looked like a coffin on wheels - it was where he slept.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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When I lived in Davis, CA, there were very few homeless people, but one had a bike trailer that looked like a coffin on wheels - it was where he slept.
Ah jeez....in reality it is sad. I cant even imagine, and living here in Eugene where homelessness is such a huge part of the city has made me appreciate how lucky I am.

What I do not like, however, is the street kid/person culture that is here as well. Where its "cool" to hang out at Voodoo Doughnuts or the square next to it by the Ken Kesey statue, yell at people, harass people, smoke at the outdoor dining tables, pee on the sidewalk, let their dog crap on the sidewalk, deal drugs, leave their garbage everywhere, etc. etc . Its worse here than Portland (IMO) but in a city that is open arms to these folks its hard for things to change
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Ah jeez....in reality it is sad. I cant even imagine, and living here in Eugene where homelessness is such a huge part of the city has made me appreciate how lucky I am.

What I do not like, however, is the street kid/person culture that is here as well. Where its "cool" to hang out at Voodoo Doughnuts or the square next to it by the Ken Kesey statue, yell at people, harass people, smoke at the outdoor dining tables, pee on the sidewalk, let their dog crap on the sidewalk, deal drugs, leave their garbage everywhere, etc. etc . Its worse here than Portland (IMO) but in a city that is open arms to these folks its hard for things to change
If it's your community, do something about it. When I lived at 16th and Polk, the prostitution, drug dealing, and tagging stopped.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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"This region is absolutely gorgeous!"....albeit a tad wet....my Harley has cobwebs from so little use.

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And not without a bike...dont forget that for god's sake.
I dont even have a bike, yet every homeless person in Eugene does. And a bike trailer
Don't let the rain stop ya. Rain washes away the cobwebs.



Yep, them's rain drops.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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If it's your community, do something about it. When I lived at 16th and Polk, the prostitution, drug dealing, and tagging stopped.
Wont be for much longer, thank goodness
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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Wont be for much longer, thank goodness
Oh come on now. Eugene is a great place to live.

Of course my Mother who is a decendent of the family (Eugene Franklin Skinner), has made it clear, you could not pay her to live in Eugene these days.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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Ah jeez....in reality it is sad. I cant even imagine, and living here in Eugene where homelessness is such a huge part of the city has made me appreciate how lucky I am.

What I do not like, however, is the street kid/person culture that is here as well. Where its "cool" to hang out at Voodoo Doughnuts or the square next to it by the Ken Kesey statue, yell at people, harass people, smoke at the outdoor dining tables, pee on the sidewalk, let their dog crap on the sidewalk, deal drugs, leave their garbage everywhere, etc. etc . Its worse here than Portland (IMO) but in a city that is open arms to these folks its hard for things to change
My longtime friends from our San Francisco years moved to Portland in the late 90s and every time I visit them (they live in inner SE between Hawthorne and Belmont), those very things make me not want to live there. Last time I visited them a few months ago, I went out walking for awhile by myself and had the pleasure of seeing a man urinate against someone's garage door. I'm sorry to hear Eugene has similar issues in places - Olympia, WA does also. For a variety of tax reasons, Oregon is looking less promising to me as a place to relocate, but my son, who's in grad school at U of O, thinks I would really like Eugene, so I'll still consider it in a couple years when I'm ready to move.
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