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Old 08-05-2020, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Bend OR
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Nope, nothing to see here.....just keep moving along until you get to Washington.
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:45 PM
 
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Every way except taxes?
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:57 PM
 
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Nope, nothing to see here.....just keep moving along until you get to Washington.
Err, I mean, yes this!
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:28 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Much much better state park system. Better beaches and coastline.

I like the way the urban growth boundary protects agriculture and limits urban sprawl.
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Just because WA doesn't have an income tax doesn't mean that they don't pick your pocket in other ways. I have lived in both states and prefer Oregon.
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Old 08-07-2020, 03:05 PM
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Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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No Sales Tax (?) = Less total cost to a 'consumer' type resident. Not so important to non-/ post consumers.


Are there any ways Oregon is better than WA?

Why do we go here? (is this Jr High?)

Of course everyone has a different opinion of 'What" is better for them in their current situation.

One must be dynamic and utilize each opportunity to their benefit.
That's right, if you make a good income and don't spend a lot, the lack of income tax in WA is better. Better yet, like us you live within 3 hours of Portland, have a truck and can make some major purchases there.


We go to Oregon or through it frequently, I give a very slight edge to WA perhaps because we live here and love it. I might have picked Oregon if we lived there.
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Old 08-09-2020, 09:15 AM
 
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Depending upon your preference, some areas have nicer weather. If you're more consumption vs income driven, you'll appreciate the lack of a sales tax. There is less crowding in the western part of the state.
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Old 08-12-2020, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Ridgefield, WA
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Like others have said, Oregon has a much more accessible and interesting coastline.

Personally I think Oregon has a higher percentage of well maintained smaller cities and towns with more character. Ashland, Brookings, McMinnville, Newberg, Hood River, Bandon, Silverton, Jacksonville, Joseph, Sisters, Florence, Klamath Falls, Newport, Cannon Beach, Sunriver, Astoria.

A lot of the smaller cities in Washington feel like overgrown suburbs, run down mill towns, or simple farming towns, though there are exceptions of course (Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Gig Harbor, Friday Harbor, Leavenworth, Lynden, Walla Walla).

Both states have a ton of natural beauty so I don't know that there is a significant advantage either way.
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Old 08-15-2020, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Unhappy Valley, Oregon
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Here is my list:
1. Better Ocean Coast
2. Better License Plate
3. Less People
4. Better Beer (barely)
5. Recycling and eco culture is stronger
6. Portland Freeze is way less than Seattle Freeze
7. Like #2, nature is less crowded
8. Longer growing season for gardening
9. Taxes hurt the poor less than WA taxes
10. Two year vehicle registration
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Old 09-05-2020, 04:53 PM
 
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Nope.... nothing good at all in Oregon. Don't even try to come here.
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