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Old 11-14-2006, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Eugene Oregon
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Well unless you consider flowy skirts, big T-shirts, courderoy pants and yes jeans from somewhat expensive stores (is $65 dollars for a pair of jeans a lot... I used to buy em for $120 but not anymore!) a fashionista, I am definitely not one either. Not even CLOSE compared to the L.A. people around me. Oh and I always wear gray and brown haha.. not exactly the most colorful either. I prefer nature colors. Oh so if either of you happen to see a dreadhead girl wearing either gray, brown or green carrying a big patchwork bag that's probably me lol. Say "Hey Des" and see what happens.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:33 AM
 
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Default curious

isn't portland much more expensive than eugene? And is the weather like night and day?
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Hi Putty:

Almost every city has its own unique microclimate. Surrounding mountains, elevation, proximity to the coast and latitude all play an important roll in the weather. Only a few miles can make all the difference in the world.

Yes, Portland’s weather is different than Eugene’s. I will point out two. Portland tends to get more rain and high winds. Eugene can be hotter in the summer than Portland. The Columbia River plays a large roll in Portland’s temperature.

On the East side of the Cascade’s, you can expect more sunshine, drier air, and colder temperatures overnight and in winter.

Dan
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Eugene Oregon
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In my searches for housing at least I've found that Portland is cheaper than Eugene, but I don't think they vary hugely and it largely depends on the neighborhoods.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:52 PM
 
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Default Eugene

Better weather. You can get out of the **** weather there faster too. Nice scene.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Cottage Grove OR
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I have gone back and forth between Portland and Eugene... Portland is too big for me but my family lives here, Eugene is ... umm ... pretty mono-cultural. I like living in a city where different cultures interact, but sometimes I think it would be nice to live somewhere a little quieter, a little more rural. I guess if I left Portland it would be for a small town and not Eugene, although it would be nice to have a Eugene-like townb nearby. They have a great weekend market too.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:05 PM
 
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I have gone back and forth between Portland and Eugene... Portland is too big for me but my family lives here, Eugene is ... umm ... pretty mono-cultural. I like living in a city where different cultures interact, but sometimes I think it would be nice to live somewhere a little quieter, a little more rural. I guess if I left Portland it would be for a small town and not Eugene, although it would be nice to have a Eugene-like townb nearby. They have a great weekend market too.
It sounds like you might like Corvallis. It is only 40 miles away from Eugene, and from what I hear (we are thinking of relocating there from Hawaii), Corvallis has the small town feel with the culture and arts of a city (since OSU is there, there is a lot going on there). You would only be an hour away from Eugene, and an hour and a half away from Portland. Possibly a good compromise!
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Moving to Oregon! Due to the forced reductions in benefits to State employees at Southern ST State University, we are taking an early retirement (Psychology Professor) and moving to Oregon. We vacationed in Portland and feel in love with the area, however, we do not know enough about the State to know which would be better, Portland or Eugene. As I mentioned, my husband is a psychology professor and I am in healthcare administration. This move is a very scary one since we do not know the area and we are moving at the end of the summer from across the country. We would welcome any information as to which city would be best.

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Fran Hurlbut
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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Moving to Oregon! Due to the forced reductions in benefits to State employees at Southern ST State University, we are taking an early retirement (Psychology Professor) and moving to Oregon. We vacationed in Portland and feel in love with the area, however, we do not know enough about the State to know which would be better, Portland or Eugene. As I mentioned, my husband is a psychology professor and I am in healthcare administration. This move is a very scary one since we do not know the area and we are moving at the end of the summer from across the country. We would welcome any information as to which city would be best.

Thanks
Fran Hurlbut
Which is a better color: blue or yellow?
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Old 08-20-2016, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Eugene.

Same proximity to coast, mountains, rivers. But they are less crowded.

All the things a city needs with none of the big city problems. Traffic in Eugene is driving 30 mph for 30 seconds.
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