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    Why not Seattle? We're clearly the superior NW city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    You have a kid, right? Southeast is probably your best bet. Or far southwest, I know a lot of families that live out there and commute into the city on public transit with ease.
    Kid's almost 18 so she's not really a factor. She'll be off to San Diego State next year.

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    Why not Seattle? We're clearly the superior NW city.
    Seattle is #2. Rick prefers Portland...I could go either way. Definitely more job options for me in Seattle (being that most Learning and Development jobs are located at company headquarters--and Seattle has a boatload of them).
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    I'd suggest visiting both for >3 days because they are pretty different. And I like visiting Portland (hi Hannah!) but I could NOT live there.
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    What's your price range/month?

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    Also: cost of living in Seattle is higher, but it's also probably easier to find a job there.

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    Yeah, we're heading up this summer to check things out (I've been to Seattle many times and I really like it a lot). Fortunately I still have an airline at my disposal.

    Not sure on price range. Our mortgage now is $1100 a month or so if that's helpful. We'd probably want to keep the rent +/- 300 either way.

    I'm starting to research companies and keep my eyes on L&D/HR jobs. Intel, Nike, Netflix, the Port Authority, Alaska Air (even though its based in Seattle, they might let me commute), Kaiser, the casinos, major hotels, etc.
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    Also, Hannah, we'd like to see you for drinks or dinner when we come up.
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    I do like drinks or dinner.

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    You could totally find something in that price range in Seattle. Plus - no income tax here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahrain View Post
    I do like drinks or dinner.
    We'll expect you to put out, of course.
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    My two cents from limited experience..I wanted to fall in love with Seattle, but I just wasn't feeling it. In fact, I left with a fairly bad impression. I'm not sure why, it's been a few years now. On the other hand, I instantly felt at home in Portland.

    Part of the problem may have been I was looking at Portland as a potential home and tried to experience it that way, where in Seattle I was a tourist frustrated with the confusing freeway exits and trying to go places filled with other dick tourists.
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    Driving in both cities is frustrating to the max, although I find Portland's mess of bridges and onramps and offramps and forks and tiny street signs WAY more irritating.

    But yeah, I think in general you'll be a Seattle person or a Portland person. They're actually decently different and it's hard to tell which one is homier on just a short visit.
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    And Jen, Portland might be better for you since you have a kid. Plus their public transit is better. From an unentangled 20-something perspective, though, Seattle kicks ass.
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    The correct answer is Vancouver.
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    I actually found driving in Portland fairly easy, and of course they have great public transit anyway. In Seattle, I kept getting OFF the freeway, and then was unable to find a way to get back on.

    I'm an unentangled almost-40-something, so maybe I will give Seattle another try someday.
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    I grew up in Portland suburbs and didn't really go into the city very often, but when I did I always seemed to get lost. The one way roads and bridges always left me on the wrong side of the river and no clue how to get back. I always thought it was because I am directionally challenged but I seem to find my way around Phoenix with no problems.

    Jen, make sure you guys pack plenty of prozac/xanax cocktails, the 9 months of rain gets very depressing after awhile.
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    The grey of Portland always seemed drearier to me than the grey of Seattle, but those are fine distinctions.
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    Yeah, I already take prozac, so I'm good. I'm liking the public transit options; Oregon seems to win that advantage.

    We still have plenty to do here in AZ on our house and our unsecured debt and whatnot before we make any big moves, but I figure it doesn't hurt to start getting your information together early. Who knows when that big opportunity is going to pop up.
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    I have only been to Seattle twice, but I prefer it to Portland. My sister says it is because I never really got to see the real Portland. You are right, the grey of Seattle isn't quite as dreary or something.
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    Also do not underrate the spectacular views from most places in Seattle. The two lakes, the Olympics, the Cascades, the Sound, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker...it's SO BEAUTIFUL here. It's unbelievable, sometimes I look around and just think, "Holy shit I'm lucky".
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    I grew up in PHX and I've been exposed to approximately 11,100 days of full sunshine. I like cloudy.
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    It's still difficult no matter what you tell yourself. You will develop a vitamin D deficiency and you'll probably get sick a lot for the first while. The grey does take a toll. It took me about a year to not be permanently sick and depressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    It's still difficult no matter what you tell yourself. You will develop a vitamin D deficiency and you'll probably get sick a lot for the first while. The grey does take a toll. It took me about a year to not be permanently sick and depressed.
    Exactly, the continuous moisture in the air is horrible for you if you have any kind of asthma or lung problems, this is the reason we left. In the 12 or so years I have lived in Phoenix I have been back to visit twice, it rained the entire time I was visiting and I got a sinus/respiratory infection both times.
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    Take vitamin D supplements.
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    Meh. I doubt that will make us change our mind. I'm sick of this place, and CA isn't really an option. Only other option for us is Dallas (two airlines there) or Austin (Mob lives there now).
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    I understand, I can see getting sick of it here after too long. I am just a negative nelly when it comes to the pacific northwest, the weather along with bad memories keep me here. If you want to hear the brightside I am sure Adrienne could give you some great feedback, she loves it in Portland.
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    I think once you get over the adjustment period it's a great place to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miscorrections View Post
    It's still difficult no matter what you tell yourself. You will develop a vitamin D deficiency and you'll probably get sick a lot for the first while. The grey does take a toll. It took me about a year to not be permanently sick and depressed.
    this is the only reason i dont live up there right now. i love sunshine too much. other than that seattle is frickin awesome.
    Let's go on a livin' spree!

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    Seattle is a great place to visit, but it's too slooooooow
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    Never go to Portland, then.
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