PDX vs Seattle for summer...pros of each...
I am in grad school and have a great (potential/likely) summer internship op at a company with offices in Seattle and Portland. Which to pick?
I am looking for - decent access to daily after work paddling. I know world class weekend range paddling is available in either location. Surf and other fun outdoor stuff also a bonus. I am an experienced paddler with many class 5 seasons. That being said, I'm, not looking to huck huge vertical (after years of daily creeking on waterfall runs I compressed a disk last summer) often. I'm looking more for quality over vertical. From what I've seen, OR seems to offer more waterfalls while Seattle offer more rapids/clean boulder garden type of runs.
In any case, any quick pros/cons on location for the summer would be sweet. Have never lived in the PNW but have made several creeking trips to BC and love it up there.
On another note, I do have a great op in Boulder for the summer. I am not basing the decision of which position to take on paddling (rather the professional relevance etc) but..... Who knows, I might be mankin it with the 303 crew this summer....
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