Please help me find a Portland, Oregon-like town on the other side of the country
February 9, 2012 9:52 AM Subscribe
Please help me find a Portland, Oregon-like town on the other side of the country.
posted by smirkyfodder to society & culture (58 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Hi everybody. I'm having a tough time figuring out where I'm supposed to settle down and I'm hoping you might be able to help. My current town, which was chosen for its proximity to family, has proven to be a little too close to family and also a bit uncomfortably conservative.
I'd like to stay close enough to family in the Philadelphia area, but live in a town that's as Portland-like as possible. To me, "close enough" would be within a 5 hour drive or a 2 hour flight and "Portland-like" means progressive, hip, walkable, safe and beautiful with good coffee. I'm open to the Philadelphia area, but probably more open to somewhere a bit further away.
What do you think? Any help would be much appreciated!