Oregon or Washington?
June 27, 2014 9:09 AM Subscribe
My friend and I want to move to either Washington or Oregon. What are good/affordable places to live for two poor artists in debt?
posted by kfrax to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend and I want to move to either Washington or Oregon. Neither of us have much money, and we both have enormous student loans. We're both artists, and we make and retain very little money.
We are looking for the following things:
-A good market for commissions (i.e. set painting, murals, event designs, etc.)
-Places that almost never have below zero temperatures
-Larger city with things to do and decent public transportation
-Affordable living costs (if you're willing to work hard)
-Preferably near to the ocean, but if not, that's cool
I don't live near these states, so I have practically no idea about the cities in these areas. We're both prepared to do research, but it's so hard to jump in without a place to start. If there are any magical cities that meet most of the items on our list, would you please share them with us? Or if you have any advice whatsoever on how to start, it would be greatly appreciated!