has written 3 SperlingViews. Currently, James is living in Portland, OR and has a little something to say:
Born in Alaska, raised in the heartland (Ohio) and now im here in Oregon!!! i love it here.. i ride my bicycle everywhere. live life simply and hang out and share good times with good people.
|Life Stage:||Young and Single|
|Enjoys:||bicycles, music, guitar, travel, coffee, tea, adventures|
|Email:||Contact James via email |
farmvillle Posted On: 2/17/2010 10:44:54 PM
I grew up here..Lived in Lancaster from when i was 5 till i was 19 and left that crap hole. Columbus is 45 minutes away not 20. trust me i drove it alot becuase there is nothing for us youngins to do in that crappy old little town. This place is full of old people, which some are very nice but others are just ignorant! Its just an old farm town... its all about sports. Ohio state will annoy the crap out of you. if there is a michigan and ohio game the whole town goes crazy. everyone watches alot of nascar.
VANTUCKY! Posted On: 2/17/2010 10:25:36 PM
Dood this town... haha... wow!! what to say!!...this town is extremely white trash.. i lived in Vancouver for about a year.. i came to live in Portland but didnt have money to afford a place there yet and i knew someone who lived in Vantucky so i was able to stay with them.. Im originally from Ohio... originally originally from Alaska. but anyways.. ive seen white trash in Ohio... i didnt think it would be the same in the west coast near such an awesome city like Portland. first of all Vancouver is no way in heck an alternative to Portland. 2 entirely different places. Vancouver is the suburban wasteland that all other suburban wastelands look up to. haha. there are huge empty lots and is very very spread out. you have to drive a car everywhere to go anywhere in vancouver.. West vancouver is extremely horrible there. rednecks in huge trucks smokin with their infant in the FRONT SEAT! there are bike lanes in this city but i never see anyone bike on them. i live in Portland and worked up there and road my bicycle in the lane..SOme old lady jsut flipped me off for no reason and i was just sitting stopped at a red light.. and then some other lady in a ghetto pontiac or whatever look at me with her meth teeth and her shirt was like half off yelled GO back to your side of the river!!! wtf!! haha people in vantucky are very angry and closed minded. in some parts there are expensive houses but i dont understand why becuase the area is a complete waste of space.. nothing cool to see except a bunch of big dumb rich houses that people for some reason spend there money on. There are a couple things i do like about vantucky i have to admit.. they have a restuarant called mongolian grill on mill plain and its soooo good. and youll see random little skatepark type things everywhere which is pretty cool. other than that its walmart infested and downtown... omg i swear i say a tumbleweed go by like the old westerns... freakin ghost town! nothing to do there except get drunk...you have to that in order to keep your sanity living there. whenever i go over there with my girlfriend to visit her parents when we leave, and see the sign that say welcome to Oregon!!! omg.. i get so excited eveytime...i say in my head... phew!! i made it back.
Best city in America Posted On: 2/17/2010 10:03:33 PM
Ive lived here for 3 years now, and i absolutely love this place. Portland, OR is Eden to me. Everything is here and more. Anything you could possibly want to do outdoorsy is here. What other major city in the US has a breathtaking gorge with a absolutely stunning waterfalls just a 10 minutes away?? I can see St Helens, Mt. Rainer, Mt Adams, and Mt Hood all from where i live, and i live in an old building built 20s. nothing fancy. I feel like a kid in a candy shop here. The Coast is an hour from here, you can snowboard and hour from here. Thousands and thousands of hiking trails. Mt Hood is the only mountain in the US that has the only ski runs open all year round. The coffee shops here are to die for.. not the ol starbucks.. im talkin about Stumptown!! the best!! and lots of other great shops. the food carts, saturday market, the MAX, Powells!!... the biggest bookstore in the world. As soon as i moved here i sold my car and bought a bicycle, the smartest thing ive ever done. you dont need a car to live here and it saves you hundreds of dollars. Portland is about living simple and about having fun. The creativity that comes out of this place, the people you encounter. There are lot of homeless people and some can be mean but they are still people in need of help and the city does alot to help. Mercy Corps world headquarters is here. The skyline here is definitely puny. But when you look out from the westside and see the sunrise up behind mt hood!! there is nothing better!! nothing! and this town isnt about the skyline.. not only is the city center very vibrant but also is other parts of the city.. Hawthorne!,, Belmont, Division, and Alberta...Last Thursday! the only place you should avoid is ST JOHns area and most of north porland and anything east of 205 and anything south of powell except some places, like Sellwood. I cant even explain very well how awesome this city is, becuase im not very good with words when it comes to describe things. there is way to much to even talk about first of all. There are rich snobs that live here and people who dont give a crap, but the really nice friendly people make up for it. People who come here and are about big business and money should not even come here.. this place is fun. this is a very open minded city. youll see things youll never see anywhere else in your entire life guaranteed! people of portland are very smart and nice. i hope to live here as long as i can... and the weather here is beyond perfect. spring comes earlier here, summer is soo beautiful and makes you want to smile all day, and the winter it rains, and is still very beautiful.. sometimes the clouds can arrange in such a way here unlike any other place and look soooo beautiful and breathtaking.. ive seen it lightning here once. its not like east coast weather, it jsut rains lightly. occasionally downpour but not for too long. and when it snows its a blast because it never snows here in portland, and when it does its fun to watch everyone crazy into each other with their stupid cars!! haha. Bicycles rule this city. of course i dont want to see anyone get hurt but i think its funny seeing people slide in there dumb SUV down the hills is goose hollow. and in the winter.. it rarely gets lower than about 20...and averages about 35-50...in the summer it averages around 60-80, sometimes up in 90s and maybe once 100. the weather here is heavenly, the rain is what makes it so green and beautiful here, and its not humid either. i can talk about portland forever...