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Old 07-10-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Would you move to the PNW?

Would you consider a move there?

In the future I may have the opportunity for relocation to either Washington or Oregon...specifically west of the cascades and to a relatively small rural town. It has came up quite a bit lately and I was curious if everyoneís opinion. I know most here love Texas and itís culture but Iím honestly tired of the weather here. Iím at a point in life where it may be optimal time to make the move but itís a big decision.


For that that live or have lived there... what are your pros/cons of the area versus Texas.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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I've got a good buddy from Longview that has ended up in Olympia WA and loves it up there.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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I grew up therein western Washington, lots of green
Things like fishing and hunting were the norm, now it is taboo
If it were any further left it would fall into the pacific
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:04 PM   #4
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I couldn't do it, I'll take the heat over the cold. But I won't try to talk you out of it. You gotta do what you feel is best for you.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:07 PM   #5
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You'll need an Obama bumper sticker. Sorry, I didn't mean to pi$$ in the trough.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:14 PM   #6
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Most areas west of the cascades are extremely liberal. As extreme as it gets. The bigger the city the more extreme the liberalism. It's also just about impossible to buy any of the beautiful land in the cascades because it's all locked up into state or national parks. And buying land west of the cascades is less than ideal because urban sprawl is a huge issue. East of the cascades is a desert more or less but there is a lot of land for sale there, and that area is primarily conservative. Lots of wildfires in that area. Really wish the conservatives would have taken the good land west of the cascades and forced the liberals to the east side. If that were the case I would be living there. Housing prices west of the cascades are just about as high as you can possibly get.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:17 PM   #7
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Also, if I'm not mistaken, there is no baiting allowed in Oregon. That includes hunting over agriculture
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:48 PM   #8
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I could move north, but I'd stop in Wyoming. Washington and Oregon are just Northern California.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:20 PM   #9
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Never. I left Texas once, won't do it again.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:25 PM   #10
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:28 PM   #11
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:32 PM   #12
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Lived there before 82. Would not go back
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #13
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I spent a few weeks in Roseburg Oregon where the Umpqua and Rouge Rivers meet, cool little state park named Beavers Bend. Cool thing is The Oregon Dept of wildlife had transplanted whitetails from Texas in the park and they have spread in the valley, I had family there that knew all the game wardens.

Cool little town.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:51 PM   #14
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Awesome country, but terrible politics.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:57 PM   #15
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My opinion. Itís a cool place to visit. Wouldnít live there.


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Old 07-10-2018, 09:58 PM   #16
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I’m considering eastern Oregon around Bend, Or. when I retire in a little over two years.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:02 PM   #17
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if the employment opportunity helped me, my family and my career excel. There are GOOD people everywhere in this nation. I was not a fan of Portland, Oregon but I had peers that loved living there. Seattle is very different and the growth in that area is incredible. The rural areas are obviously different and some of those towns are far from liberal...…….or for that matter staunch conservative. I doubt I would make such a major decision based on just those factors nonetheless. Honestly, if it sucks o high heaven you can always come back. Nothing ventured...... absolutely nothing gained!!! Kongrats on having options sir......life is good!
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #18
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My youngest lives there. They hike almost every weekend in the most incredible places during the summer, as well as fish. In the winter, they snowboard. It is beautiful country to live in. They like the outdoor options so much that I don't think I will ever get them back here. Sad for me, but happy they have such great outdoor opportunities with Blake.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:05 PM   #19
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I'd move to the pacific northwest in a heartbeat. If you like being outdoors, its a great place to be. There's plenty of hunting/fishing, just not a lot of private land hunting like TX. It is definitely a liberal place to live.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:42 PM   #20
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I’m not entirely concerned about the politics as Texas is going that way also, and I wouldnt plan to be in the major cities anyway. I’m not set on anything it has just came up quite a bit. Hardest part is leaving family. The outdoor opportunities are obviously a huge draw also.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:13 AM   #21
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I live in Spokane and it really is a neat city. Not too big, but in 30 minutes you can disappear into the mountains. Hunting is rough, I canít tell you how many miles I walked this past year for elk and mule deer, I didnít see anything! We are really close to Idaho, so we take our 4wheelers over there and ride all day around some of the big lakes. I canít wait to move back to Texas but I know I will miss the beautiful PNW


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Old 07-11-2018, 08:12 AM   #22
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Lots of places I would move, but not PNW.
Money ain’t everything.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:17 AM   #23
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Nope.. I don't like many people in general... but I can't tolerate a liberal from the get go...
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:58 AM   #24
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PMW is like Texas

Urban centers liberal... rural god and guns.

The beauty of PNW is the OTC hunting there and bordering states.

Look at the county election maps
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #25
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Nope.....I'm not leaving Texas. Ever.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:05 AM   #26
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I would. In a heartbeat. Just that much closer to Alaska. But I prefer the cold over warm, and mountains over plains.

One thing to keep in mind, its not sunny near as much there, and some people don't get enough sun, and eventually become depressed (The actual vitamin deficiency is slipping my mind right now). Go up there, take a look around, see if you like it.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:44 AM   #27
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Ill leave Texas when I die.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:48 AM   #28
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Home is where you make it. Very beautiful country up there and for years I wanted to move up in that direction. My wife refused to leave Texas. The older I got...the smarter she got. You can always go there to vacation but there is really no place like Texas.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:51 AM   #29
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Lived there for 6 months working years ago.
It rained every day.....
I was really glad to leave
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #30
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Would you consider a move there?

In the future I may have the opportunity for relocation to either Washington or Oregon...specifically west of the cascades and to a relatively small rural town. It has came up quite a bit lately and I was curious if everyoneís opinion. I know most here love Texas and itís culture but Iím honestly tired of the weather here. Iím at a point in life where it may be optimal time to make the move but itís a big decision.


For that that live or have lived there... what are your pros/cons of the area versus Texas.
If it was JUST liberal then maybe I could live there. You hit upon it the culture is way different than ours. I mean very, very much so.

Also, no way I could take a dark rainy winter. I own property in Tacoma so I have spent a fair amount of time up there. I LOVE the summer weather. The winters are terrible, dark and gray. Not too cold just dark and gray.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:44 AM   #31
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My cousin had the bright idea to move there. Only lasted 3 months until she moved back. She said the weather made her very depressed.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:49 AM   #32
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I would move their in a heart beat. My favorite region of the country with iut a doubt. The Olympic penensula is amazingly beautiful country. Fantastic fishing and hunting. No brainer to me.

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Old 07-11-2018, 11:52 AM   #33
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Texas for me also.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:53 AM   #34
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I would go in a heartbeat but my wifes career trumps mine. Public lands, skiing, hunting, salt and fresh water fishing. All the surrounding states have some of the best hunting in the country. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. I sure do miss the mountains.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:08 PM   #35
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Gore-Tex is your friend up there. Lived there for 12 years. The mule deer hunting east of the Cascades was fantastic. The elk hunting sucked. The tribes decimated the herds and the people in charge of the Wildlife Department are antis. The duck hunting is some of the best you'll find in the country.

I had a chance to go back there for work, but stayed here. It would depend upon where you move to. North of Seattle/Everett (Mt. Vernon area) isn't too bad and south of Tacoma before Olympia is ok. South of Olympia to the Columbia River can be pretty backwoods.

The scenery is great, the weather in the winter (October thru May) is tolerable with Gore-Tex and the Summer will keep you there.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:19 PM   #36
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You might look into cost of living comparisons. I wanted to move up there after backpacking several national parks. At the time, about 2003, you had to make 85,000/yr to have the same standard of living that 50,000 would get you in Houston. Rural might be cheaper, but check into taxes and other costs of living to make sure the higher salary equals improved living.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:25 PM   #37
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A friend of mine lives outside of Portland. He is a total hipster (which is funny because he is my age) and he says that whole area is like that. I'll pass.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:31 PM   #38
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It's not for me.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:47 PM   #39
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My cousin lives there. Hates the libs and the meth heads
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:07 PM   #40
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My cousin lives there. Hates the libs and the meth heads
Yessum. Have heard from family that it sure ainít what it once was. Just another California now. Wish the log cabin my grandfather built was still standing. Donít know when it was torn down.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:28 PM   #41
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My son lives near Bend, has been there for the last 5 years.
He loves the outdoor activities, camping, hiking. downhill riding, kayaking and fishing.
He hates the constant rain and lefties but tolerates it for the outdoor opportunities.

Last summer we went and on all the telephone poles downtown had flyers.
It listed the things you were not to say if you are questioned by ICE.
Every other house had a BLM yard sign in parts of downtown Portland.

I have visited a few times, beautiful country, fishing is great but can not handle the other stuff. Not for me..

And if you think drivers are rude in Houston, wait until you drive Seattle area..
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:32 PM   #42
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:45 PM   #43
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Was stationed in Bangor right outside of Silverdale in the Navy. Enjoyed all of it, but the dang rain will wear you down.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:47 PM   #44
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:48 PM   #45
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No WAY, No How!! Too freaky & liberal for me.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:21 PM   #46
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:39 PM   #47
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Great place to visit....
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:19 PM   #48
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Wouldn't know how to act, nor would I want to try. I'm like a cow and follow the same path. I'm vested in Texas with many generations of ancestors. Those that understand native Texans, know how to talk and treat fellow Texans. As Whiskey Myers said,...that's just something you don't understand......!
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #49
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Iím not entirely concerned about the politics as Texas is going that way also, and I wouldnt plan to be in the major cities anyway. Iím not set on anything it has just came up quite a bit. Hardest part is leaving family. The outdoor opportunities are obviously a huge draw also.
Texas has a llllllllllloooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg way to go to be that left. My mother in law just moved to Port Townsend, Wa. She says she loves it, but can not talk about politics at all. She says there is a hatred toward the right. She is by far not on the right of the isle, she did vote Trump, but she also voted Obummer (once). With all this being said, if it helps you and your family then do it, just don't talk politics with people and enjoy life.
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Old 07-11-2018, 07:11 PM   #50
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I was stationed in Washington in the early 90's. (West of the cascades) I met an old man that was a contractor on base and he and his son became great friends of mine. He put me on my first black tail buck, showed me how to fish for salmon and we would hunt ducks in the sound. It's a beautiful place, surprisingly mild (but wet) winters and beautiful in the summer. There's plenty of small coservative towns west of the cascades. If my addiction to whitetail hunting ever dies off, I'd move to the NW. Lastly, Texas dam near has as many liberals as Washington, so don't make that a determining factor...
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