posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Portland or Denver
    Portland : (13 votes)
    54 %
    Denver : (9 votes)
    38 %
    Neither. : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think both are pretty amazing! I have family in Denver – great city! Amazing restaurants, cool neighborhoods that have walkability and historitc houses, great music and art scene, first class museums. It’s a pretty similar vibe to Portland, actually! It definitely has more seasons than Portland – and more sunshine – if that matters. Better skiing and stuff, and it’s easier to travel in/out since you’re more in the middle of the country instead of on a far edge. I’d love to live either place though! We looked into moving to Denver instead of San Fran when we left Boston, but they didn’t have a good job market for me. They are rapidly developing their biotech/pharma sector though, so who knows what the future holds!

    Post # 4
    1560 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Laurenskii:  Never been to Portland, but I live in Colorado outside of Denver and it’s amazing. Colorado itself is so versitile! Denver has lots of culture, shopping, tons of micro breweries, we love living here!  If you ski, or like snow acitivites its only a few hours drive to the best slopes in the country. Amazing outdoor acitivies, hiking, Rocky Mountain National Park is outside of denver in Estes Park. I’m going to be sad when the military takes us away 🙁

    Post # 5
    8847 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I’ve spent a lot of time in both, and both are fantastic. Ultimately, for me, it would come down to climate. I can’t live somewhere where you only only see the sun once every week or two or three. I need sunshine, even if its cold and snowing. If you like the gray wet climate, Portland is great. If you like sunny hot summers and sunny cold snowy winters, Denver is great. 

    Post # 6
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988


    VERY biased… I’ve lived in Denver for a long time! 

    I agree with everything that @AirForceWife78:  said. It is one of the fittest states as there is so much outdoor activity. The Solheim Cup is being played here right now.

    We have wonderful cultural events, great sports (Go Broncos!) and like @crayfish: said being in the (almost) middle of the country is very convenient.

    I grew up in Kansas City (which I LOVE) but I can tell you the best thing about Denver… NO humidity!!

    Post # 8
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I live in CO, but I prefer Portland to Denver.

    Post # 9
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Portland is great! Oregon in general, actually. From Portland it’s 1.5 hours to the mountains, or 1.5 hours to the beach. It has the rainy reputation (which is true!) but from June to October it’s been pretty dry the last few years. You’ll never be bored in the city and anywhere else you go in Oregon is just gorgeous. The Gorge has waterfalls and hiking trails, central Oregon is dry in the summer and snowy in the winter which makes for great outdoor adventures. Portland is full of microbreweries, has the Blazers and Timbers too! 🙂 

    Post # 10
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    well I chose Denver…although I pitch a fit about going down there…it’s a cool city. I just love living in the Bubble…BOULDER REPRESENT! 😛

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