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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 01:57 PM

Ranking: Portland is the 9th best place to live in U.S., 'antifa radicals' and all

It’s a big win for a city that is supposedly “under siege.”

According to the ranking, “Portland’s population toes the between an innocent playfulness and a shameless wild side.”

U.S. News and World Report made no mention of the chaos and rampant homelessness usually favored by national news outlets, and instead focused on donuts and the World Naked Bike Ride.

“Locals tend to be friendly and laid-back while maintaining a healthy work ethic,” the report said. “This, combined with Portland’s emphasis on self-expression, has created a breeding ground for many independent businesses and startups.”

That’s right, “a breeding ground for many independent businesses and startups,” not a breeding ground for communists and anarchists. How weird!


https://www.oregonlive.com/living/2020/10/ranking-portland-is-the-9th-best-place-to-live-in-us-antifa-radicals-and-all.html

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Reply Ranking: Portland is the 9th best place to live in U.S., 'antifa radicals' and all (Original post)
Mme. Defarge Oct 15 OP
ananda Oct 15 #1
MissB Oct 15 #2
Polybius Oct 15 #3
Mme. Defarge Oct 15 #4
LeftInTX Oct 15 #5
frazzled Oct 15 #6

Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:03 PM

1. Austin is listed at 3rd, but..

.. all three of its scores either equal
or better #2, so...

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:04 PM

2. Shhhhh

Well, property costs are up there, but at least rents are falling. It is a lovely place to live.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:11 PM

3. Ted Wheeler has gotten a bad rap

Not sure who everyone supports here in that Mayoral race, but I like him.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:19 PM

4. I am as well.

I worry that some voters will vote for his opponent using a rationale that anyone would be better than Wheeler. That kind of thinking gave us our current president.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:21 PM

5. Hey Houston got better than San Antonio!

Houston gets a bad rap for these reasons:

Traffic
Environmental issues (refineries)
Zoning (it's pretty bad)
Storm vulnerability. (Both San Antonio and Houston have sucky weather overall. San Antonio's sucks more, but then Houston can have a major storm it takes toll on everyone. )

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:41 PM

6. I like Portland a lot, but

if donuts and naked bike rides are the metric for judging good places to live, I'm afraid these rankings are pretty idiosyncratic. Not really part of my everyday life. Indeed, if I ate Portland donuts (and they are good) on a regular basis, I probably would never want to ride naked.

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