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View Poll Results: Rate Portland's skyline!
10 25 9.51%
9.5 10 3.80%
9 16 6.08%
8.5 15 5.70%
8 29 11.03%
7.5 31 11.79%
7 55 20.91%
6.5 14 5.32%
6 15 5.70%
5.5 8 3.04%
5 9 3.42%
4.5 2 0.76%
4 3 1.14%
3.5 3 1.14%
3 or less 28 10.65%
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Old June 24th, 2003, 08:58 PM   #21
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What I love about downtown Portland isn't the skyline - it's how pedestrian oriented the streets are. In fact skyscrapers are not even allowed to develop in downtown Portland - only midrises as shown.

I like skylines, but in most cities - especially Atlanta - the skyscraper has devoured downtowns & turned them into ghost towns. So many people in Atlanta drive into the parking deck of a skyscraper, shop, eat in the skyscraper mall or plaza & never go outside into downtown. Besides the fact they might look attractive from a distance, up close they are extremely dull looking.
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Old July 1st, 2003, 09:21 AM   #22
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stunner. 7.
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Old July 3rd, 2003, 06:22 AM   #23
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Old July 5th, 2003, 12:17 AM   #24
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Old July 8th, 2003, 04:14 PM   #25
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7/10

Nice towers, but needs height
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Old July 8th, 2003, 05:05 PM   #26
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Old July 18th, 2003, 12:22 AM   #27
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Portland may not have super tall highrises or the extreme densities or insane nightlife but it still a very pleasant city. Portland's attributes are quality of life. I make to Portland once in a while. Portland is one of the few cities in the U.S. that you don't need a car. I fly into Portland catch a light rail to downtown and tour the city on the MAX (light rail), get off anywhere and walk around. Portland is very walkable in the downtown area and many of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Overall I like Portland for its natural beauty, relaxing atmosphere, and its urban areas. I see that Portland is continually adding to its rail system! Good for Portland, keep up the good work on everything.
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Old July 18th, 2003, 07:08 AM   #28
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Not many skyscrapers but once you set your foot down in downtown Portland the excitement begins. For one, its the cleanest downtown I've ever set foot in. Two, you can shop till you drop. From Nordstrom, Meir and Frank, and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, to Tiffany, Nike, J Crew and countless other stores, nice restaurants and coffee places, downtown Portland is very impressive. Very beautiful city indeed.
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Old November 20th, 2003, 11:22 AM   #29
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Old February 11th, 2004, 08:09 PM   #30
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It is a rather moderate skyline as for America, I'd say.
6/10, which doesn't mean I don't like it
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Old February 13th, 2004, 12:48 AM   #31
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Ther're many good buildings, but I don't like the skyline.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:11 PM   #32
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nice, clean city, I like its skyline
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Old March 16th, 2004, 07:01 PM   #33
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I almost moved here 5 years ago, but I picked Minneapolis instead. (Don't regret it at all. Love Minneapolis )
Portland looks beautiful. The setting is amazing and the density is incredible for a relatively new American city. The planners are top notch here. Strange that Portland and Minneapolis both have a very successful regional governing councils with power. I wish other American cities would forget their politics and start one of these. It has done wonders for these two cities.

National Arbor Day Foundation would love this photo. Looks rather breatheable.
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Old May 24th, 2004, 12:37 AM   #34
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Old May 24th, 2004, 01:38 PM   #35
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Nice city with rather average skyline (in American scale). 7.5/10
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Old July 4th, 2004, 07:25 AM   #36
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7/10
I don't like it much
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Old July 5th, 2004, 01:51 AM   #37
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Boxes. Decent. 6.5.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 11:46 AM   #38
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I moved to Portland a year ago. It's a nice pit-stop for people who aren't yet ready for the big city. We all seem to agree that it is a cute little city. Little being the operative word. Most of Oregon has height codes because the people who live here like their mountain views. In Bend, where my parents live, buildings may not exceed 3 stories. Portland's tallest building is only 42 stories, but it dwarfs the rest of the state.

Portland is very green, having trees lining the streets of most of the West Side. The East Side isn't as nice. I don't know who in these forums lives here besides me, but from what I read of the earlier posts, Portland has had some changes since it was last talked about.
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 10:09 PM   #39
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Looks nice, I definitely wanna go there whenever I hit the States. It's been stuck in my head ever since I saw "Freddy Got Fingered." 7/10.
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 10:22 PM   #40
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9/10 looks like British Columbia
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