What's to like about the Pacific Northwest?

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TwistedCrank

climber
Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Sep 19, 2012 - 10:32am PT
I moved to the Pacific Northwest in October 1997.

I could see Canada from my house.

I caught a cold in November 1997. I finally rid myself of said cold in May of 1998.

Said cold reappeared annually for the next 4 years.

In September 2001 I moved the intermountain west, where we get about 13 inches of rain a year. When I catch a cold nowadays it lasts, like, 35 minutes.

What's not to like about the Pacific Northwest?
sempervirens

climber
Sep 19, 2012 - 10:39am PT
Go to Eugene for some of the most ridiculous social and political arguments, where I witnessed people lecturing others about their purchases while standing in line at the grocery store (the evils of white sugar, the coffee trade, paper vs. plastic, "and I'm trying to educate you..."

Chaz, you seem to be a politically right-leaning person and I think you may be amused at the extreme liberal conformity amongst people there. I happen to be mostly liberal but I found the rampant liberalism there to be extreme to the point of a competition for the highest social moral ground.
As the best example I can remember after years of living in Eugene, I was told that middle-aged white men rule the world and that is why the world is in such violent turmoil. Upon my questioning this opinion I was told I could never understand prejudice and bias because I'm a white male. (Think about that statement). Even the white males present agreed.

Keep a humerous attitude and talk to some Eugeneans and let me know what you think.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2012 - 11:16am PT
Not much other than a lot of slogging...




Sometimes you can see something...

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Sep 19, 2012 - 11:18am PT
i really dig MOSSY street signs, and stuff growing out of roofs!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 19, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Nice place for a fish out of water.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 19, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
Plaidman lives there. You have to like that.
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Sep 19, 2012 - 01:29pm PT
Not much really, you get a few decent days a year to get something done and the rest of the time people just complain. Would I work till I am 75 to afford a sh#t pile here....not freaking likely

Houses start at 900 000 on the outskirts of town

Cloudraker

Sport climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 19, 2012 - 02:47pm PT
Sorry but I'm with Hoser. Median income in Vancouver = $60,000; median home price = $600,000. Can't afford to live there and don't like the rain (avg. 165 days of precipitation/year).

When it's sunny it's beautiful though. And there's good coffee, food, and climbing objectives especially alpine.

edit: Absurd Vancouver Property of the Week
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 19, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
I lived in Vancouver for 20 years, and mostly liked it. But after moving to Seattle for the past ten years, the thought of moving back to Vancouver holds no charm.

Seattle's not perfect, but I certainly prefer it to Van.
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 19, 2012 - 03:47pm PT
^^^^^We call it Van-tucky
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Sep 19, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
Seattle is worse! Its Vancouver with less women and no health care
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 19, 2012 - 03:50pm PT
Yabbut Ghost has both.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Don't know about the "less women" thing. Seems to be about the same m-to-f ratio in both cities. As to health care, you're quite right, but that's a country thing, not a city thing.

I'd happily slide Seattle 150 miles north and across the border if:
a) that would bring universal health care, but not
b) an influx of santimonious Canadians moving in and spoiling the vibe
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:07pm PT
The dream of the 90's is alive in Portland.
It's where young people go to retire.

Binks

climber
Uranus
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
In Portland, almost everything you want to do in the city is within a 5 mile radius. There is no need for a car. The food and beer are fabulous. You can bike everywhere. Hood is 90 minutes. Can't think of anywhere in America that beats it for quality of life. Yes, it rains. So what?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Sep 19, 2012 - 05:01pm PT
Yes, it rains. So what?

Kinda makes the no car thing moot...

Seattle and Portland combined cant touch the quality of women we have in Van, however no one can touch the women in Van because they have the worst attitude in the world!

PNW as a whole sucks but the American one is even worse
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Sep 19, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
The best rock climbing in Oregon is in Washington, and the best rock climbing in Washington is in BC.

I mean, in BC we have rock like the Smith Rock tuff. We just don't bother to climb on it.

The best alpine climbing in Washington - an area with dozens of amazing routes and three or four separate guidebooks - would get one chapter in a BC alpine guidebook and would get visited maybe a dozen times a year.

But yeah, it rains. So stay away.
gf

climber
Sep 19, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
binks -90 mins to hood is grand but i'll take no traffic lights and 15 mins to this
Sh#t eating grins as the lads contemplate another mid week dawn patrol...
Sh#t eating grins as the lads contemplate another mid week dawn patrol that takes 3 hrs car to car with 2 summits, 2500 vert and eta at office of 11:00 am
Credit: gf
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
They always post pics like that, and for sure its awesome when its sunny...but from about next week till February its nothing but dark and rainy.

Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:18pm PT
Then go to the desert. 2/3's of Oregon is so dry your spit will dry before it hits the ground.

The problem is that there is not much out there. Besides Smith Rock!
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