Originally Posted by rhubarb
I was born and raised in Eugene...how can someone despise the politics of this town? ...
I've heard on a forum (reddit.com/r/portland) that Eugene is the most liberal town in Oregon, so maybe "biggerjer" is a staunch conservative or something?
I've been trying to find a town in Oregon that I feel like I could call home and buy a house there, but my wife and I (both retired and in our mid sixties) have already lived in Medford and the outskirts of Portland, but from the little sightseeing we've done so far I could not find anywhere in the greater Portland area (including outlying areas like Sandy, Oregon City, etc), where I would feel safe and comfortable calling "home".
I must stay near enough to a hospital with a rheumatologist that it is within reasonable driving distance because of my rheumatoid arthritis and the medications I must inject to keep it under control, so that means living near a relatively large city -- but Portland is far
too congested and crowded for my taste and I would have picked Eugene over Portland to try next except that my wife had her heart set on living in Portland (probably because of the relatively large Chinese population) but I think her attitude has changed since we've been here (it's not what she expected I suppose).
So now we are considering moving to Eugene. Perhaps you could help give me some insight into the "lifestyle" there so that I could get a feel for how well we would fit in. We are both retired aerospace engineers in our mid sixties. I'm Caucasian and she is Chinese. I'm a libertarian (meaning socially liberal but fiscally conservative) and an atheist, but my wife has no particular political or religious beliefs. Her English language skills are still somewhat limited (she has only been in the USA for about two years). I have an Oregon MMJ permit because the poison (methotrexate) I must inject every week to keep my arthritis under control causes nausea and vomiting and cannabis is the only
thing I know of that completely prevents all that unpleasantness. I wonder how easy it would be to obtain for perfectly legal medicinal use in Eugene?
Based upon what I've said, is there any particular neighborhood or area of Eugene that you think would suit us best? Thank you.