DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PORTLAND AND LA
After living in Portland most of my life, I moved to LA to begin my next chapter. While I thought the transition wouldn't be too bad, I was sorely wrong. Am I hating too much?
- •TrafficTypical commute complaints in Portland are dealing with maybe 20-30 minutes trying to get across the river. Try 20-30 minutes to get 2 miles. And at least 30 minutes to go 5 miles at almost all waking hours.
- •Food Cost : Qualtiy RatioThe quality to cost ratio. In Portland you're almost guaranteed to get amazing food at $15 a plate. That same food in LA: at least $25.
- •WeatherWhen you're stuck inside 9 months of the year battling rain, we're deciding whether it's acceptable to wear flip flops to work.
- •Meeting PeopleWhen you're out and about in Portland you might run into some rad stranger. Maybe you'll exchange numbers and grab coffee at a cool coffee shop. Maybe you'll introduce them to your friend! In LA if they live more than 3 miles from you, forget about it. You'll never see them again.
- •FoodI hope you like tacos. Because you'll be eating a lot of them. Like burritos? Go to San Diego. But in all seriousness I would say that LA and portland are very similar when it comes to food. Except for that cost to quality ratio.