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Old April 5th, 2006, 07:01 AM   #41
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #42
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Old April 10th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #43
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Portland looks nice. I wonder what the job market and cost of living is over there?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #44
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why is there no water under that bridge? Portland is BEUTIFUL! They need more Skyscrapers though.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #45
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"why is there no water under that bridge? Portland is BEUTIFUL! They need more Skyscrapers though."

That bridge, the Fremont is very high to allow ocean going ships to pass under without disrupting traffic. Most other bridges in Portland are lift bridges. And that picture was taken at an angle away from the river where new condo buildings are being constructed in the Perl district so you can't see the river.

Portland doesn't have any fortune 500 hqs so really tall status buildings aren't built there. Portland does have a very dense core with lots of mid size buildings.

"Portland looks nice. I wonder what the job market and cost of living is over there?"

Portland is nice. For a west coast city housing is cheap in PDX. Houses can still be had for less than 200k. The job market has been soft but is improving. Wages are lower than in other west coast cities and there aren't a ton of rich people running around. But people don't live in Portland to work. If you want to get rich, have a hectic life-style, work all the time, be around giantic skyscrapers and other ostentatious desplays of wealth then Seattle is the place to go in the NW. But if you're looking for a good, relaxed, fun, life, Portland is a great town. Maybe the best.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:41 AM   #46
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yes. while california has apartments starting at $1000 a month, especially in the Bay Area, Portland and it's metro have $400 a month.

Plus, Oregon doesnt have sales tax. It's awesome here...
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #47
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However. It's illegal to pump your own gas.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:35 AM   #48
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Oh. And if you hit a cow, on the open range in Oregon.... Even if you total your car and die. You have to pay for it. And the open range in Oregon is most of the state. And there's also the UGB which is very cool.

It's one of the only places in the western world that never totally fell for car culture. I think that's a very good thing.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:48 AM   #49
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Old April 14th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #50
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However. It's illegal to pump your own gas.
true. only 2 states have this..

or and nj
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Portland doesn't have any fortune 500 hqs.
What about Nike?
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Old April 15th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #52
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Nike is in Beaverton. Actually I don't even think most of the Nike campus is in Beaverton proper. They have their own little kingdom out near Beaverton. Portand has a bunch of corperate stuff going on downtown though, HQs and branch offices. But it's exceptionally skewed towards small and mid-sized companies compaired to other cities of it's size.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 03:30 AM   #53
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Old April 19th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #54
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TRI-MET: Metro Area Express

Yellow Line


Blue Line
1. Banfield-Burnside (Eastside), Gersham
2. Westside, Hillsboro

Red Line
1. Airport

Yellow Line
1. Interstate, Expo Center

Proposed/U/C

Green Line
1. I-205, Clackamas
2. Portland Mall, Portland State Univ.

Orange Line
1. Milwaukie

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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:24 AM   #55
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is it fair to include the lines to clackamas and milwaukie as they have not been built yet?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #56
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I love Portland!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #57
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is it fair to include the lines to clackamas and milwaukie as they have not been built yet?
oh, which ones?
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Old April 20th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #58
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Speaking of Portland's mass transit, how comprehensive is it? I always hear that Portland's lightrail is very nice and that Portland is very transit and pedestrian-oriented as opposed to being built for the car, but when I look at maps of the lines, they don't seem to be very extensive. Are these maps deceiving? To what extent does one need a car in Portland? What might it be compared to in terms of effectiveness?
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Speaking of Portland's mass transit, how comprehensive is it? I always hear that Portland's lightrail is very nice and that Portland is very transit and pedestrian-oriented as opposed to being built for the car, but when I look at maps of the lines, they don't seem to be very extensive. Are these maps deceiving? To what extent does one need a car in Portland? What might it be compared to in terms of effectiveness?
What maps are you looking at? Show us please. Or at least link us.
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However. It's illegal to pump your own gas.
There is your answer.....a great reason NOT to move there.
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