Suggestions for themes or templates

I am trying to build my own website for my educational portfolio. Please give me some suggestions for themes / templates.

I want something simple and neat, and not something very flashy like the themes by designers or photographers.

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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Rather than suggest a specific theme, I would ask you to look at themes that describe themselves as very flexible or modular in nature.  Twenty Ten is a perfect example of looks basic (and it is) out of the box but as you dig into it, you realize that a lot of thought went into its design and the things you can do it, especially with Child Themes, is fairly impressive.

Others like this are Evolve, Platform, Suffusion, and Graphene.  

There's a reason these always show up in the most popular/downloaded lists...

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Greg AlexanderLead DeveloperCommented:
There are a few great themes here

Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
I love Elegant Themes, bought a developer's license so I can use them as often as I want.  They are nicely done, feature rich themes, but not free.  
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dshrenikAuthor Commented:
It looks great! But, do you have suggestions for themes that are free?
dshrenikAuthor Commented:
If its not free, please suggest something that has a 1-time payment, rather than a yearly fee.
dshrenikAuthor Commented:
With elegantthemes, can i just pay the membership fee for 1 year, download the themes i like and then stop paying the fee every year, or should i keep paying the fee if i want to keep using the theme, year after year?
After a year you won't have access to any new themes or the support form, but you can keep using the themes you paid for.
I'm not familiar enough with any free themes to be able to recommend one.
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