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Old 10-01-2007, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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You have a pile of money, no make that 2 piles or 3 to be on the safe side.

You won't need a job with a salary that will meet the cost of living.

You like governments that are run by committees that no one understands

You want to come up against crunchy-granola yuppies pushing their SUV baby strollers all over your feet.

You want a town that tries to be like a big city with big city culture but comes off like a bunch of hicks trying to make their city into a big city with big city culture

You like a town that's constantly in a state of being built.

You are younger than 30 and don't have to worry about a job.

You like sterile towns with nothing much of interest going on and you couldn't afford to go to places that were interesting anyway because they cost too much.

You don't mind prices soaring and salaries dwindling.

You don't mind people trying to run you over with their cars.

You don't mind people trying to run you over with their bikes.

Gosh I could go on but you get the picture. I used to like this city, I don't now, I look forward to the day I find better place to live.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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[What is the point of this post? If you post a topic, it's usually for information. Very suspicious.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
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you're describing the United States......
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Whoa there. That sounds like a lot of places in the US. Luckily not all of the US. You need to travel some and see what you like in a city. You might not find Portland so 'Orrible. I transitioned well into South Texas. I have similar ideals to the local population. I like the culture. I love the food. I miss my trees. I fit in well in the south. Its not for everyone. Look around its a big country.


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Old 10-02-2007, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Houston
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[What is the point of this post? If you post a topic, it's usually for information. Very suspicious.
I believe its a rant of some sort.


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Old 10-02-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Hey, I thought she left the building............
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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(a long rant)
to answer that, I'd say don't stay in portland if:
you have no education or job experience to get a real job
can't hold a job
you think 1000/month rent is expensive
you don't like liberals, hippies, and other silly but well-intentioned people
you think it should be warm and sunny year round
you think texas or nyc are the ideal places to live

not sure where else you would want to move, but...
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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Hey, I thought she left the building............


HA HA! Nancy. Laughing out loud here!
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:05 PM
 
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Yes, I was thinking that sounds a lot like the Indianapolis metro area.
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Old 10-03-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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There are some negatives to living in Portland, but the positives far outweighed those! My reason for moving away was the weather! Noone can be faulted for that, is just the way it is, but I could not deal with it. But DO love to visit once or twice a year. Just got back from a wonderful 2 week trip there, weather was beautiful. I found not much had changed, except for new construction and traffic worse, due to all the people pouring in I guess. People still down to earth, friendly, helpful, etc. Economy has never been great there, no secret. You do the best you can and enjoy those many POSITIVES!
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