Vancouver is the largest suburb in Portland and is located on the north bank of the Columbia River. The city economy is uniquely categorized by border economics with its neighboring city, Portland. Since the state of Washington does not levy any individual nor corporate taxes and only levies on the property tax rate, which is below the average national wage and its sales tax that is considered to be above the national median. Meanwhile, the state of Oregon has a low property tax, but there is no sales tax. However, it has one of the highest income taxes in the United States. As a result, a lot of residents in Vancouver prefer to shop in Portland, where they don’t have to pay for sales tax, but they work and live in Vancouver, where they don’t need to pay the state income tax. Today, Vancouver is a scene of bustling with lively restaurants, art galleries, and various retail shopping. It also has year-round attractions and events to keep the residents and visitors entertained.
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