What can you tell me about Portland, Oregon?

United States
July 14, 2008 4:23pm CST
My husband is looking at going to school (a second amster's degree) and is considering a school in Portland. I have never been that far west and know nothing about it. So, instead of doing a bunch of research, what can you guys tell me about the place??
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• United States
15 Jul 08
Portland is a LOT more affordable than Seattle, and from everything I've heard, it's lovely there. It's got sort of the groovy West Coast thing going on, but it's been a little slower to develop into the craziness that is Seattle. The company I work for has an office there, and one of the people I work with was joking that all of the archaeologists want to run away from Seattle and live in Portland. :) Bonus: it's only about 4 hours from Seattle, and there's a train that runs between the two. So if you guys came out here, we could actually get together now and then! :) We haven't actually been down there yet, but it's on the list of places to go when we have time. :)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I was just wondering about the color today. So I guess now we get to start looking for dresses? I should E-mail her... :)
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• United States
16 Jul 08
She's still saying anything goes as long as it's that color...I hated to tell her she could end up with a rainbow of shades :)
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have a friend that moved from San Diego to Portland and she loves it. Rains a lot so you know but is beautiful! Another comment was that houses are cheap there and lots of organic food! So good luck!
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• United States
14 Jul 08
I'm good with the rain and lots of organic food sounds like a definite plus. Right now, we have easy access to farmer's markets and fresh fruit so I'll be happy not to have to give that up. And, I'm thrilled to ehar that housing is affordable. I'll need to find a place that will be pet friendly, as my cat is a part of the family and where we go, she goes.
• United States
3 Mar 09
You will find plenty of farmers markets and most places are quite pet friendly. The public transit system out here is great and there seems to be a plethora of affordable housing. Portland is kind of a mix of a lot of good things. The city isn't all that large but is full of culture, so you get the benefits of living in a large city without giving up the community feel of a smaller town.