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  1. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I am looking to spend a few months somewhere new this year. Portland is an easy option because it's close to home. I'm thinking San Francisco would have a lot more to offer though. Thoughts?
     

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  2. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Depends on what you are looking to do. There are a lot of awesome shows going on right now and you know how much powder Mt Hood has this year.

    Neither place has the best weather, but you know that already.
     
  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  4. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Nashville. Take some banjo lessons.
     
  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Well if the east coast is out of the question , then I have to say San Fransisco.
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I'd say San Fran - Portland is too close.
     
  7. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    whatever you are just trying to get rid of me.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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  10. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Well...........what do you like to do?:)

    Party on some high quality meth with some buff gay dudes or shoot smack with some flannel shirt wearing gay chicks?

    San fran is more neato.
     
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    Go to Effingham, IL. It's too much fun to say to not go there.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  13. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Portland is more affordable, and it smells better.
     
  14. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    "The magic is in the hole":busted:

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  16. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Hhahaha - no, but I imagine you've already spent a bit of time here and there in Portland.
     
  17. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I disagree. After the winter/spring rains leave, you will see maybe one day of rain for the entire summer/fall in SF.

    Personally, I prefer Portland for easy living, but SF is the most beautiful American city.
     
  18. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    At 3am after a show, a custard filled chocolate donut covered in Count Chocula cereal is THE BEST THING EVER.

    Their coffee kick ass too.
     
  19. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    :rofl:

    SF is a fvcking urinal. Even Oakland smells better.
     
  20. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    1. Cross the GG Bridge on a sunny afternoon.
    2. Drive up to Twin Peaks any time.
    3. Walk along the beach.
    4. Ride thru Pacific Heights.

    Stop hanging around Market Street.
     
  21. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I dunno. Every time I'm in the city, it seems like the whole town smells.


    Of course, up here in Santa Rosa, in the summer, when the county fair is on, the whole town smells like a cattle stall.

    :D
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    it has nothing on Nawlins in July
     
  23. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Mmmmm, bacon maple bar..... :drool:

    Depends on where you are downtown in regards to the smell, though. Some parts of P-Town can get down right funky these days.
     
  24. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Been there, fvck that.
     
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    SF has sections that smell like piss..........but downtown new orleans IS urine.
     
  26. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco"--Mark Twain
     
  27. TreeSaw

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    Never been to either, but I am headed to SF/Oakland/Mill Valley in April so I'll let you know.
     
  28. h22ekhatch

    h22ekhatch Monkey

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    Portland is just a poor mans SF anyway...if you can afford SF I would go there.

    I can't argue with Voodoo Donuts or Mt Hood though (170"+ base depth right now).

    Actually, I can't argue with the fact SF smells like a sewer either.
     
  29. dhmike

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    i'd go to san fran over portland . san fran is a pretty happening city alot of sh*t there to do and the ridden is kick ass for what ever type of riding you do.there's a dh scene up there check out ridesf.com i think that's the website.
     
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    hey...satire rhymes with fat tire :lighten:
     
  31. sanjuro

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    Defeat so easily by a fleece and a wool baseball cap.

    Try winter camping in Lake Placid for the coldest winter...
     
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  33. jimmydean

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    I was just poking fun. I love SF, but I haven't been there in a very long time. I spent many a weekend there skating, going to gigs, being a typical wasted youth from '86 to '90.

    Portland is awesome because you can walk from one end of downtown to the other in about an hour. If you're lazy, just catch the MAX or Streetcar because downtown is free (soon to change, though).
     
  34. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    For an extended stay? I can think of no reason to stay in either place for longer than week... ???
     
  35. sanjuro

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    I still prefer Portland because I have a lot of friends and it is very chill. But for a short, touristy, visit, you might prefer SF and the entire Bay Area.
     
  36. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I miss Berkley, but my dad says it's not how I remember it. He used to teach there and still grades papers for them every so often.
     
  37. sanjuro

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    I don't care for living in the Bay Area and I much rather live in Portland.

    But for a short visit, I think SF is more varied.
     
  38. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i vote portland. then again, i like the place enough that it's my top pick for the next 5 years...
     
  39. DirtyDog

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    I spent 4 days in Portland. Good times. Going to the Bay Area next week to check that out. Should be fun!
     
  40. sanjuro

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    Drop me a pm if you want to go get a drink. Probably other Bay Area monkeys will join us.