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Portland, OR vs Seattle, WA

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Highlights
- The Median Age in Seattle is 0.4 years younger than in Portland.
- Seattle housing costs are 70.3% more expensive than Portland housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of Seattle is 1.3 minutes longer than it is for residents of Portland.

Overview
 Portland, ORSeattle, WAUnited States
 630,331688,245321,004,407
 $53,230$67,365$53,482
 36.43637.4
 $419,600$714,400$231,200
 3.5%3.1%3.9%
 26.1427.4626.38

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Reviews for Portland    357 Reviews
trendiness and homelessness plague - 7/9/2020
Lived there 5 years and couldn't wait to leave. No place I'd rather be than the PNW in the summer, but doesn't make up for the other 9 months of cold gray. If you love... Read More

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Expensive but amazingly beautiful - 6/12/2020
First off I will say that I just looked up 12 major cities on this site and they all had 2 stars so I think people come here to complain more than to enlighten. I lived... Read More

What if San Francisco and Sacramento had a baby? - 4/9/2020
Such a beautiful city to visit. I wish I could have given more stars but the economy is weak. So if someone said earlier come here with a will paying steady job and you... Read More

Reviews for Seattle    298 Reviews
A gorgeous, unique city with some true pain points - 8/3/2020
A beautiful, vibrant city with many unique neighborhoods, Seattle is what you can make of it. Crime is half of what it was 30 years ago, and the city, while having a... Read More

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Seattle is dead. - 7/23/2020
Once a safe and clean major city when run by moderate leaders, Seattle has become a radically left democratic stronghold of rampant crime, gangs, looting riots, homeless... Read More

Be aware that wild city policies can be a strategy - 6/11/2020
I see many reviews complaining about the city council. Most of these tend to be somewhat average people. There is something that some of you need to be aware of. It is... Read More

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ZIPS IN PORTLAND, OREGON
97206, 97202, 97233, 97219, 97236, 97230, 97211, 97266, 97217, 97203, 28 total
ZIPS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
98115, 98103, 98133, 98105, 98118, 98125, 98122, 98117, 98144, 98109, 28 total

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