Actually nyc has excellent tap water.
About the NYC lady, I don't know anyone who likes to hear someone rattle off statistics about how your city sucks. Of course they will take offense, and probably the resultant of why she doesn't have any friends.
I moved here from manhattan, which is a great place to be young in but not grow old in. And the idea of paying half a million for a studio apt was lamentable. My apt was going off stabilization and brooklyn was not something I was looking forward too. Most that go to NYC to start a career don't not intend to stay. I know dozens of people who are considering portland their destination after their exodus, plus NYTime loves portland. What is special about portland.
It rains alot but you don't need an umbrella, unlike NYC. A lot of old house not too expensive. Great mass transit. Mild winters. Summers are sunny not too hot and NO humidity!! Close skiing, hiking and ocean. Great beer and coffee. Its really unpretentious and not superficial or needy, which is unique for the west coast.
Portland sorta has a college town energy but without the students, yea. But this does not mean happiness, that only comes from making real connections with other people in the city.
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