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Recommended coin shops around Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA?

I'll be visiting the area and would love to drop by some coin shops. What are some shops that folks here recommend?

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    There’s no amount of money in the world I’d take to travel to Portland. I wish you the best though!

    Having fun while switching things up and focusing on a next level PCGS slabbed 1950+ type set, while still looking for great examples for the 7070.

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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Absolutely ridiculous fear mongering. Lovely city. I just booked another trip there.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lermish said:
    Absolutely ridiculous fear mongering. Lovely city. I just booked another trip there.

    Fearmongering? I believe the following hard, statistics justifies legitimate fear:

    1. Violent Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 7.49. National Median 4.
    2. Property Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 64.56. National Median 20.
    3. Crimes per square mile - Portland 315. National median 27

    I stick with my good wishes to @AlbumNerd to stay safe!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    lermishlermish Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2024 12:38PM

    @winesteven said:

    @lermish said:
    Absolutely ridiculous fear mongering. Lovely city. I just booked another trip there.

    Fearmongering? I believe the following hard, statistics justifies legitimate fear:

    1. Violent Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 7.49. National Median 4.
    2. Property Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 64.56. National Median 20.
    3. Crimes per square mile - Portland 315. National median 27

    I stick with my good wishes to @AlbumNerd to stay safe!

    Steve

    I'm not saying Portland is perfect but to say you wouldn't go there for any amount of money? I don't see anyone saying that about Memphis or Milwaukee or Indianapolis or...

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-city-rankings/most-violent-cities-in-america

    Edit: Steve, no problem with you wishing someone a safe trip!

    Edit 2: Numbers above are violent crime per 100k, so move the decimal a couple of places for apples to apples.

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While the hotlink shows the year 2024 in several places, it appears the crime data used is from 2018, and then extrapolated based on 2024 population. It'll be interesting to see the data when crime data for 2020-2023 is used, as that's when certain policies were implemented in Portland by their elected City Council members.

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    HigashiyamaHigashiyama Posts: 2,152 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I spend 3 - 4 months in the Portland area each year; downtown is still a mess, but the city has many interesting neighborhoods and a lot to offer. With reasonable precautions, you shouldn't have a problem.

    And, as @winesteven obviously knows, the best new world pinot noir comes from the Willamette Valley, a short drive from Portland!

    Higashiyama
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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2024 1:01PM

    @Higashiyama said:
    I spend 3 - 4 months in the Portland area each year; downtown is still a mess, but the city has many interesting neighborhoods and a lot to offer. With reasonable precautions, you shouldn't have a problem.

    And, as @winesteven obviously knows, the best new world pinot noir comes from the Willamette Valley, a short drive from Portland!

    Willamette Valley to visit - yes,

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    @lermish said:

    @winesteven said:

    @lermish said:
    Absolutely ridiculous fear mongering. Lovely city. I just booked another trip there.

    Fearmongering? I believe the following hard, statistics justifies legitimate fear:

    1. Violent Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 7.49. National Median 4.
    2. Property Crime per 1,000 residents - Portland 64.56. National Median 20.
    3. Crimes per square mile - Portland 315. National median 27

    I stick with my good wishes to @AlbumNerd to stay safe!

    Steve

    I'm not saying Portland is perfect but to say you wouldn't go there for any amount of money? I don't see anyone saying that about Memphis or Milwaukee or Indianapolis or...

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/us-city-rankings/most-violent-cities-in-america

    Edit: Steve, no problem with you wishing someone a safe trip!

    Edit 2: Numbers above are violent crime per 100k, so move the decimal a couple of places for apples to apples.

    Number 1 I wouldn’t go there for the crime rate.
    Number 2 I wouldn’t go there for reasons that if posted, would clearly pierce your very well displayed delicate sensibilities.

    Having fun while switching things up and focusing on a next level PCGS slabbed 1950+ type set, while still looking for great examples for the 7070.

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    AllentramAllentram Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    I live in the area, in a Portland suburb across the county line. I've heard good things about Beaverton Coin in Beaverton, Westside Coin and Currency in Lake Oswego, and Colombia Coin in Portland, east of Downtown. You may want to call ahead for hours and inventory. I have yet to visit as I buy all my stuff through on line auctions and dealers, but hopefully this helps.

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    AlbumNerdAlbumNerd Posts: 125 ✭✭✭

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone! I've already visited a few places and everyone is extremely friendly

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    Clackamas1Clackamas1 Posts: 768 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I live outside Portland. Columbia coin was a good shop. There is also a fw in the Beaverton area that sells quite a bit on Ebay. I have not been in the shop. There are no coin shops in any of the shite parts of Portland.

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    SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,886 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A coin forum and people get off on pushing fear and their prejudices.
    Kids today

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    winestevenwinesteven Posts: 4,077 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 6, 2024 6:48PM

    To each, his own. Please don’t criticize feelings based on actual policies in place!

    Steve

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

    My collecting “Pride & Joy” is my PCGS Registry Dansco 7070 Set:
    https://www.pcgs.com/setregistry/type-sets/design-type-sets/complete-dansco-7070-modified-type-set-1796-date/publishedset/213996
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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My knowledge of Portland is mostly limited to the various airports (I’ve only left one on the ground once in the last 15 years), but I picked up my car in Vancouver last summer and didn’t see any shops in Vancouver worth stopping at before heading home (and didn’t really look much at Portland). That said, if you happen to be coming in next weekend, while it’s a few hours away, the PNNA show will be just outside Seattle, and it’s the biggest show in the northwest.

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