portland oregon

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West Coast Disneyland

a: Portland oregon ~
b: disneyland for west coast liberals

What: "Portland is like disneyland for west coast liberals. i lived there for almost 3 years and i came this goddamn close to joining the NRA."

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Writer: mab
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Date: May 16 2012 6:26 PM


Stone In Green

a: Portland oregon ~
b: the heroin capital of the world

What: "Finally, users say the high quality of Portland heroin has made the city a draw for junkies nationwide-creating a market where dealers compete to provide the strongest product. "Portland is like the heroin capital of the world," Santana says. "People come here just to do it, because apparently we have the best stuff.""

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Writer: Ryan Santana
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Date: May 16 2012 6:28 PM


Nerdland

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a Judd Apatow film realized

What: "And you know who else loves geeks? The City of Portland. Portland is like a Judd Apatow film realized. Here, the nerds, geeks and freaks rule the land, and it's a big part of why this town is so awesome. Portland likes them so much that the Mayor's office has launched an initiative to promote and expand the tech community"

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Writer: Kris Wetzel
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 16 2012 6:31 PM


Open Closet City

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Austin

What: "Portland is like Austin, inclusive to all."

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Writer: Alisa Weldon
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Date: May 16 2012 6:34 PM


Seattle's Sibling

a: Portland oregon ~
b: our town's weird little sister

What: "For us, Portland is like our town's weird little sister. She shows up to family reunions with new piercings and tattoos, and a life-partner of unspecified gender named Nico. Compared to our stodgier siblings in Idaho, Montana, or even Northern California, Seattle is hip and cutting edge. But next to the counter-culture Bohemia of Portland? We've become mainstream. We're the alternative music section in Target."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 16 2012 6:36 PM


Spawn Of Another Neigborhoods

a: Portland oregon ~
b: the love child of Seattle neighborhoods

What: "Portland is like the love child of Seattle neighborhoods Georgetown and Fremont, with more bikes, more tattoos, better public transportation, less diversity and no apparent professional dress code."

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Writer: Becky
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Date: May 16 2012 6:39 PM


The U-word Is Used

a: Portland oregon ~
b: the Utopia of what cities could become

What: "Portland is like the Utopia of what cities could become," Krisel says. "Nicely planned, everyone is very conscious about the environment. The restaurants are rivaling of New York. It's a very curated city that's really cool."

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Writer: Jonathan Krisel
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Date: May 16 2012 6:43 PM


A Comment On City Developer Smith

a: Portland oregon ~
b: an old house with great bones

What: "Portland is like an old house with great bones, needs some fixing up, and needs a general contractor like Jefferson Smith to work hard toward bringing all the available resources and talents to making it into the sustainable model of progressive community where we are blessed to live. "

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Writer: Jonathan Poisner
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Date: May 16 2012 6:45 PM


The Time Machine

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Seattle was 20 years ago

What: "Portland is like Seattle was 20 years ago, and what's not appealing about that! I loved the 90′s and always love returning to a place where my flannels are still in fashion!"

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Writer: Ashley McCarty
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 16 2012 6:47 PM


Portland As Blade Runner

a: Portland oregon ~
b: being on the set of Blade Runner

What: "I live in Portland, Oregon, which was recently voted the "most miserable city" in America, mainly because of the weather, unemployment, divorce rate and number of suicides. Since I'm happily married & employed, and do not plan on killing myself anytime soon, that leaves the weather, which is mostly rain. Living in Portland is like being on the set of Blade Runner 24 hours a day. It never bothers me like it bothers my wife."

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Writer: DAVE ANDERSON
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Date: May 16 2012 6:49 PM


Here Comes California; The Horror!

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Lord of the Flies before Piggie gets bumped

What: "Christian Lander, the cad responsible for Stuff White People Like noted that Portland is like Lord of the Flies right before Piggie gets bumped off; when they run out of sustainably raised salmon, there will be rioting in the lovingly repurposed streets of the Pearl District. Be warned, young Bay Area refugees. What looks good now might just end up becoming the exact same thing you left behind."

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Writer: Christian Lander
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Date: May 16 2012 6:52 PM


That's Like Seattle

a: Portland oregon ~
b: being married to a beautiful woman

What: "Living in Portland is like being married to a beautiful woman who is sick most of the time."

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Writer: BrendanAdkins
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Date: May 16 2012 6:54 PM


As Good As Any Other?

a: Portland oregon ~
b: any other U.S. city

What: "Portland is often held up as such an outstanding model of urban planning -and one that is so difficult to replicate-that you might think it's somehow different from other cities. But let's face it: Portland is like any other U.S. city. There are freeways and subdivisions and confusing arterials and big malls and stupid little strip centers."

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Writer: William Fulton
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Date: May 16 2012 6:57 PM


10 Reason That Link The 2

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Amsterdam's kid brother

What: "I've come to the conclusion that Portland tries very very hard to be Amsterdam, but falls short in all areas. Portland is like Amsterdam's kid brother... that likely very few people in Amsterdam have actually heard of."

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Writer: Kia
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Date: May 16 2012 7:01 PM


It The Seattle Of Seattle Or Something......

a: Portland oregon ~
b: the Seattle of the pacific northwest

What: "Portland is like the Seattle of the pacific northwest."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 16 2012 7:03 PM


Nice Person

a: Portland oregon ~
b: person with casual swagger

What: "Portland is like that person in your life who has casual swagger and effortless cool whilst at the same time being kind, genuine, thoughtful, a whiz in the kitchen and a bloody amazing barista. You want to borrow their jacket and sniff their hair when they're not looking."

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Writer: Brooke Fraser
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Date: May 16 2012 7:05 PM


New Territory For Filming

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a blank canvas

What: "I think that it's because Portland is like a blank canvas and presents a fresh environment. Also, it offers versatile landscapes that can stand in for a lot of other cities with a variety of weather conditions from snowy mountains to rainy forest to sunny deserts etc."

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Writer: Christopher Withersp
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 16 2012 7:09 PM


Who Want To Grow Up?

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Never Never Land

What: "Oh dude, totally. It's so '90s here. There's this thing that happens on the street I live on called Last Thursday, which is seriously this mini Burning Man every month: fire jugglers, a burlesque show, a weird tribal, industrial steam-punk movement. It's very strange-Portland is like Never Never Land and no one wants to grow up."

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Writer: Jeff Luker
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Date: May 16 2012 7:11 PM


The Counter Point

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a wet LA

What: "Portland is like a wet LA. Both cities are full of scum, the wierd, I guess they are called hipsters. huh. Yes Oregon sucks, not only because portland is in it. I would have a hard time imagining a worse city than portland."

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Writer: Wayne
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Date: May 16 2012 7:14 PM


Music Flytrap City

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a flytrap for pop-psychedelia albums

What: "Portland is like a flytrap for pop-psychedelia albums. It's just a sound that sticks here. This one, recorded in the dead of winter in a cabin on the Oregon coast while under the influence of Prince's catalogue, floats perfectly in the Northwest atmosphere."

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Writer: NursesóDracula
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Date: May 16 2012 7:17 PM


Portland As Cool Dudus

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a good friend

What: "Portland is like a good friend who never manages to keep down a job, but always manages to leave at the end of the night with the hottest girl in the bar. Some places just seem to have that kind of mojo, and Portland, for one reason or another, has it."

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Writer: Geoffrey Kleinman
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 16 2012 7:19 PM


Who's The Sherriff?

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Mayberry

What: "You see, Portland is like Mayberry, only with worse cops and better weed, so everyone knows everyone else's stuff."

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Writer: Sid
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Date: May 16 2012 7:20 PM


Another View

a: Portland oregon ~
b: Cincinnati with pine trees

What: "Anyway, Portland is like Cincinnati with pine trees."

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Writer: IronWing
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Date: May 16 2012 7:24 PM


Who's The Cult Leader

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a cult

What: "Portland is like a cult, the brunch restaurant is where we all go to honor our leader. Now exactly who our leader is, is up for debate." The rest in the link:

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 16 2012 7:28 PM


Who Pays This Bill?

a: Portland oregon ~
b: a credit card commercial montage

What: "Life in Portland is like a credit card commercial montage of an awesome weekend, non-stop."

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Writer: Adam Gwon
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Date: May 16 2012 7:29 PM


But What About The Bridges?

a: Portland oregon ~
b: San Francisco

What: "Portland is like San Francisco in another way-both are progressive cities with a strong sense of local character and pride. It is a city of many neighborhoods-small communities, really-and each seems to have its own wine and food personality."

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Writer: Tim Fish
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Date: May 16 2012 7:32 PM



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