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Oldsarge

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I'm up here in Portland, OR visiting my daughter and exploring the possibility of relocating here because I've had about all the heat and drought of SoCal that I can stand. Today we went to the Portland Art Museum to see a truly wonderful exhibit of the golden age of Venice's art and music. Wonder of wonders, you can actually check a hat here! Better yet, when we went to lunch at Jake's Crawfish they have hat and coat racks on every booth. I like Portland already!
 

Florida_Marlin

One of the Regulars
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Georgia
Went to Portland in 2011. ate at Jake's. Proudly hung my hat and jacket on the racks at the table. If a restaurant goes through the trouble to give me a place to put my hat, I'll do it!
 

skydog757

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Thumb Area, Michigan
I would love to see more of this everywhere. I'm really tired of having to sit my hat and coat next to me in a booth and hope that they don't slide to the floor. I don't leave them up front if I can't see them from where I'm going to sit. Resturants don't check hats/coats and won't take responsability if someone walks off with a $200 fedora.
 

Oldsarge

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I thought it rained every day in Oregon?
;)

There's rain and then there's RAIN. What passes for rain in Portland a Californian would call a heavy drizzle. It doesn't rain often in SoCal but when it does we get 'bout half washed out to sea. The rain up here doesn't even justify a slicker or an umbrella, at least as far as I've seen. A tweed jacket and a well-made fedora or tweed cap and you're good to go. It would be strange living somewhere you never have to water the yard . . .
 

ingineer

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Clifton NJ
I thought it rained every day in Oregon?
;)
That depends on where on Oregon you live.
There are 3 different climates there.
On the west where my brother lives near Seaside , very wet , rainforest like.
Then further east, the rain is hindered by the mountains.
Then further east, almost desert clime , again precipitation hindered by mountains.
Richard
 

Joao Encarnado

I'll Lock Up
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Portugal
That depends on where on Oregon you live.
There are 3 different climates there.
On the west where my brother lives near Seaside , very wet , rainforest like.
Then further east, the rain is hindered by the mountains.
Then further east, almost desert clime , again precipitation hindered by mountains.
Richard
Almost looks like my country.
 

Tomasso

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I've visited Portland four times over the years, maybe twenty days total. Never saw the sun. Lack of sunlight is such a quality of life issue for me and it can't be mitigated by any amount of beer or coffee. Nice place to visit though.:)
 

Blackthorn

I'll Lock Up
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Oroville
I've visited Portland four times over the years, maybe twenty days total. Never saw the sun. Lack of sunlight is such a quality of life issue for me and it can't be mitigated by any amount of beer or coffee. Nice place to visit though.:)

I didn't know there were problems that couldn't be mitigated by beer or coffee. Stop, you're scaring me! :eeek::eeek:
 

Edward

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London, UK
I've visited Portland four times over the years, maybe twenty days total. Never saw the sun. Lack of sunlight is such a quality of life issue for me and it can't be mitigated by any amount of beer or coffee. Nice place to visit though.:)

You're obviously my karmic balance on the weather front.... If I had the money to just travel as I pleased, I'd spend the year circling the globe to avoid Summer. If I was to turn vampire (at least in the Hollywood conception of the same), never seeing the sun again would be one of the attractions of the deal, rather than a downside...
 

Oldsarge

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On the banks of the Wilamette
After sixty-seven years in SoCal, I've had about all the hot and dry I can stand. Let there be RAIN! It wouldn't come to us this year (again!) so we decided to go visit it. And since I've always enjoyed SoCal 'winter' this suits me just fine. And it's the ideal climate for bonsai . . . :cool:
 

tropicalbob

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miami, fl
You're obviously my karmic balance on the weather front.... If I had the money to just travel as I pleased, I'd spend the year circling the globe to avoid Summer. If I was to turn vampire (at least in the Hollywood conception of the same), never seeing the sun again would be one of the attractions of the deal, rather than a downside...
You have no idea. For some reason, all culture seems to evaporate in the tropics, and bare chests and bongos is about as far as it goes. Just the other day, I wheedled a free trip to Salzburg, and I can't wait.
 

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