We came to Eugene from Los Angeles in 2006 with plans to stay a while. We even bought a house. Since then, I've come to realize that while it's lovely, I don't think it's the right match for the long term. We will be here at least another year until I'm done with graduate school. Hopefully by then the housing market will be starting to stabilize. We love the Pacific Northwest, and I've kept Portland in the back of my head as the front runner for the next place we'll live in. When we were in Washington last weekend, though, we started talking a bit about the possibility of Seattle.
I don't know much about Seattle... Although I've been through and around it a lot, I haven't spent any time there, especially compared to Portland, a city I know pretty well by now.
So, my questions for anyone out there who's been to or lived in either city or both: Pros/cons? Opinions? Similarities/differences? Please share! This is a decision that's still far off in the future, but I'm a planner, so I'll take all info I can get.