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Old April 13th, 2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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Old April 13th, 2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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great photos! looks bustling. Is there a lot of revitalization going on right now?

I didn't think such density would exist in a town in Maine..more than I expected!
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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Very beautiful, and convincing photographs. I love towns where brick architecture is predominant.
I’ve heard it said that Portland, Maine is the, er…um, Portland, Oregon of the East(?!), with a love of coffee and laid back attitude. True?
I have always imagined myself retiring to such a place.
However, I’m not ready to wash the grime of the big city off my hands just yet. Is it more small town atmosphere there than city?
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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Looks like a smaller version of Boston! I am surprise to see such a bustling city. Not big in the skyline department but looks much interesting than other American cities with skylines.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #5
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Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine. The founders were from Portland, Maine and Boston... they flipped a coin and Portland won. I have never been to Portland, Oregon to compare the two, but from what I know Portland, OR is much larger and cosmopolitan. Both however love there Starbucks and have a laid back attitude. Lots of hippies, blue collars, and yuppies in both. Portland, Maine is a big draw for vacationers from southern New England, and probably has more visitors then people that actually live there. Portland is a small town, but it does hold a city character in it's lively and dense downtown. There is very little sprawl, so outside of downtown you have your working class homes and then the nature of Maine with all the vacation homes to boot. It is definitely a small town atmosphere, especially compared to southern New England.. but not necessarily compared to other parts of the country. Portland is a little under 2 hours from Boston, the closest big city by far.. Portland, Maine is pretty isolated, but the cultural hub of Maine.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #6
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Portland (of Maine) looks realy beautiful, very nice thanks for those photos
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Old April 14th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #7
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Portland Maine is kind of a slap in the face to people who think all small towns and cities in the U.S. are suburban and sprawly. Portland Miane, if I'm not mistaken is actually a really small city that is just very urban and very well laid-out.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:39 PM   #8
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Clevelumbus,

Thank you for the information.
I am moving back to Philadelphia this fall and plan to make many excursions from there to other cities along and near the coast.
Even from Philly, Portland isn't exactly "just up the road", but at least I will be closer to my goal than I am here in Texas.
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Whats the cost of living like there? I maybe moving at some point in the future to New England. Whats the politics like there?
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love your pics! Cool little town.
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looks a very nice and cute city. Great photos. Whats the population of this place?
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Whats the cost of living like there? I maybe moving at some point in the future to New England. Whats the politics like there?
Above average and whatever is left of liberal.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #13
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looks a very nice and cute city. Great photos. Whats the population of this place?
Largest city in Maine, but still only 64,249.

About 250,000 in the entire area.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #14
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Above average and whatever is left of liberal.
I like the Liberal part! lol Can you give me an example of how much is rent for a 1 bedroom apartment say 10 mins from Downtown? Whats the average rent for most place there?
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #15
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You can get an idea here: http://maine.craigslist.org/apa/

It's for all of Maine, but a majority of Portland listings.
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Old April 17th, 2009, 08:44 PM   #16
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Looks very neat.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #17
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You can get an idea here: http://maine.craigslist.org/apa/

It's for all of Maine, but a majority of Portland listings.
Thank You!
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Old April 26th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #18
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Great pixs, gives a feel of the place. I'm a Haligonian originally and Portland really does remind me of it's sister city up the coast and over the border. Great warmth in the victorian bricks, and great density. Thanks for the tour.
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Old April 26th, 2009, 04:39 PM   #19
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Very nice city, different from other US cities with the same size!
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