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Old 11-18-2011, 09:44 PM
 
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What are good reasons to live in portland rather than roseburg or vice versa. What are some nice cities in Oregon that stay just above freezing in the winter? So like 34 degrees in the winter. I'd like to stay in a city that pretty much the same climate as portland but is just a bit warmer than portland in the winter. Thanks guys.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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From my standpoint, the down side to living in Roseburg is the lack of intellectual stimulation. In Portland, I used to attend lectures and seminars in the evening, and met many fascinating people. That just doesn't exist in Roseburg. The head of the Umpqua Community College music department, Dr. Jason Heald, is a composer, arranger, performer and educator, but the rest of UCC is about what you would expect from a small town community college.

Eugene has a performing arts center and a university. I suspect you mentioned Portland and Roseburg because of the VA hospitals in each community. You might look at a town between Eugene and Roseburg, like Sutherlin.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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buy eugene has bad air quality. is there a place in western oregon that is a little bit colder than sutherlin or roseburg byt a bit warmer than portland?
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If you are looking for low cost housing Roseburg fits the bill. It is somewhat warmer than Portland but as another has mentioned there isn't a lot to do except for fishing, hunting and the like. The drive to Eugene for cultural activities is not long.

Portland is chillier, you can find reasonably priced housing with some preparation - particularly if you are willing to live away from the city center. Portland has micro-climates, if you stay away from the Columbia Gorge winds, live in a lower elevation you should do fine.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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buy eugene has bad air quality. is there a place in western oregon that is a little bit colder than sutherlin or roseburg byt a bit warmer than portland?
The whole Willamette Valley has pretty bad air quality by Oregon standards, though people moving from elsewhere typically think the air is just fine.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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If you are looking for low cost housing Roseburg fits the bill. It is somewhat warmer than Portland but as another has mentioned there isn't a lot to do except for fishing, hunting and the like. The drive to Eugene for cultural activities is not long.

Portland is chillier, you can find reasonably priced housing with some preparation - particularly if you are willing to live away from the city center. Portland has micro-climates, if you stay away from the Columbia Gorge winds, live in a lower elevation you should do fine.
Micro climates make it garder to choose a house. If I stay away from the winds it is warmer? How is portland troutdale? Like eagle creek?
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Troutdale is up the gorge, and pretty windy/icy. Stay SW if you want milder weather.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I agree with Larry, if you want moderate weather don't live in Troutdale or along the Columbia River because of the winds whistling down The Gorge. Think of The Gorge as a trumpet or wind tunnel then look at the map.

SW in and around Portland tends to be milder. Look west of the Willamette.

There is an excellent book about NW weather written by a PhD meteorologist at the U WA. It has been mentioned on other threads, read it.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:11 AM
 
Location: portland for now
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If you want enviromentalist, socialist, bicycle riding, vegan, zen Buddhist, femminist, hippies, horrible traffic and expensive homes go to portland. if you want loggers, rednecks, farmers, ranchers, christians, conservative minded people, freedom, fresh air and good people (minus kyron hormans es step mother) go to roseburg.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Micro climates make it garder to choose a house. If I stay away from the winds it is warmer? How is portland troutdale? Like eagle creek?
Eagle Creek is a geographic area, not a town anymore. The problem is that it's elevation varies by 800+ feet. The original town of Eagle Creek was where Highway 211 and 224 meet. But everything along 211 until it gets up to Sandy is considered Eagle Creek. Lots of little valleys, small creeks and rivers, pasture land interspaced with first and second generation timber.

Remains of the Oregon Trail and the Barlow Toll Road run through people's back yards, and artifacts are unearthed fairly often still.
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