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Katu.com says that in a poll by Harris Interactive, Portland ranks 8th among cities Americans say they'd like to live in or near. The first seven were: NYC (WTF?) San Diego, SF, Vegas, LA, Chicago, and Phoenix. I'm amused that Portland was the first city in the list that takes pride in what's not necessarily in the city, and what's not urban. We love our parks and the beach nearby and the mountains more than we love our city. Well, I do anyway.

Today I work for Donnita. So in half an hour I'll be making coffee. Woo freakin' hoo. It's all good, though. It means I get to go home at 2:30 and try to stay cool. I was thinking about dragging Cory to the beach this evening to beat the hottest part of the day, but I think he has to work until 5 anyway.

Tie for #9: Seattle and Denver
11: Atlanta
12: Orlando
Tie for 13: Boston and Honolulu
Tie for 15: Tampa and Miami

The Harris Poll


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Sep. 5th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
NYC is my number one.
Sep. 5th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)
NYC is icky though. Dirty. Yuck.
Sep. 5th, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)
see, as far as cities go, NYC is the best, hands down. not only can you do, buy, eat, see anything you could possibly want to and get there all by public transportation, the surrounding area is pretty damn gorgeous as well. many people don't realize that natural beauty abounds within an hour outside of the city. and as far as inside the city goes, you've got central park and if you get deep enough inside, you'll swear you're in the country. oh and riverside park is pretty damn beautiful too. and prospect park, and the bronx gardens, and the hundreds of smaller parks throughout the city.

now all that said, is NYC where i want to spend the rest of my life? nope. give me the woods!
Sep. 5th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I forgot I had a NYC-er who might be reading this. :) I've been to NYC before, and I did like it, but I think the people are what spoil it for me. A lot of them were fine, but it was the meanness I saw in so many of them that turned me off. That said, I'll definitely go back again (mostly because people are mean everywhere). :)

How are wedding plans?! Getting close now, eh?
Sep. 5th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC)
how long were you in the the city and where did you stay? sure, there are some meanies here but for me, the people are what make the city! i find that in midtown though, where the sidewalks are always bustling with businessmen and women, the vibe isn't as friendly. but that's because they all work in cubicles and hate their lives and then have to deal with all the tourists blocking their paths when they go out for lunch, heh.

wedding plans are good. looks like every single seat will be accounted for at the reception dinner, which is great but makes me nervous that i'm forgetting someone and then come the wedding day, i'll have to eat in the lobby so all our guest have seats!
Sep. 5th, 2003 08:20 am (UTC)
I don't remember where I stayed. I'll have to see if I wrote about it in my paper journal or not. It was in college, and we sang at the Kennedy Center. I think.
Sep. 5th, 2003 08:56 am (UTC)
I know of at least four people on my friends list that will become PDX residents... Dang!
Sep. 5th, 2003 09:02 am (UTC)
Why dang? It's a nice city! :P
Sep. 5th, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)

It's just amazing that I've that many people on my friends list that are going there. :)

I like PDX, it has a MUCH better public transit system than Seattle does, bar none.
Sep. 5th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
And it's going to get better - the Portland Streetcar is expanding to the south along the waterfront. I guess OHSU is building a bunch of new buildings down there, and there'll be more office buildings and apartments and stuff too. Sounds expensive, especially for right now. Hmph.
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