I'm moving across the country! What resources should I use to make friends in the Portland, OR area? More details inside... [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast
on Aug 14, 2013 -
We are a couple in our mid-50's and are looking for some specific things in our next move; more temperate weather than the North East where we are now; progressive thinking people, good food and a thriving food scene, ability to buy a house for less than $350K, low property taxes ( less than $5K) within driving distance (45 minutes is the max) to a major airport and open-minded people.
We are both entrepreneurial and active, love the outdoors and nature and want a small yard for a garden and to be near some kind of water be it a large lake, river or coast.
We are considering Portland Ore. or Durham NC. We are still working and work for ourselves.
Anyone have an opinion on either or both?
posted by privatechef
on Apr 29, 2013 -
Boyfriend and I have been in the midwest our whole lives and are looking to make a move to the Pacific Northwest at the end of October. Our lease is up and we will be out of work one way or another- so we might as well move then. Background info- we are both graduated artists in our early 20s, love music, nature, being outdoors and a part of our community. We are mainly looking for an active, younger, art-scene. We both want to continue to practice our art, and want a community to support that, and to keep us motivated. We are going out to visit both cities at the end of August (27th to 31st), and will make another trip later to find an apartment- and then move Oct 31st. [more inside]
posted by bleedfoot
on Jul 27, 2010 -
Illustrator trying to relocate from Phoenix to Portland, having yet another hare-brained idea of how to raise funds for such a venture. Lots inside. Help! [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Apr 25, 2010 -
Want to move to Portland, totally screwed on selling our house in LA. Need help on deciding whether we should 1. move? 2. sell or rent our house? Apologies for the pretty long explanation. [more inside]
posted by stewieandthedude
on Jan 7, 2010 -
Move to Portland in a year or stay in San Diego, presuming we can buy a house outright? [more inside]
posted by veritas
on Jul 22, 2009 -
Portland Filter: Tips, tricks, and hacks for Portland. What does my brother need to know before moving there? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar
on Mar 28, 2009 -
Living on a modest income in Seattle vs. in Portland, OR -- your thoughts, opinions, experiences? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison
on Jan 29, 2008 -
I grew up in Salem and Portland, Oregon. My family moved to Wisconsin as a teenager. Now, finally as an adult, I'm moving back home to Portland (yay!). [more inside]
posted by ugf
on Jan 10, 2007 -
Should we move to the Bay Area, Portland or Denver? O boundless wisdom of the collective MetaMind, help us plot our life’s course… [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Aug 31, 2006 -
If you were a 26 year old, poor, recent college graduate that wanted to move to Portland, OR what neighborhood would be the best to live in? [more inside]
posted by rokabiri
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I am moving from santa cruz to portland. My girlfriend and I recently(4 months ago) had a daughter and the cost of living here is so high that we feel there is more opportunity for us up there. We have been invited to stay with my girlfriend's parents for a few months until we get settled, but i am concerned with finding a job that will pay enough to support us. I will be the sole earner so that my daughter will be able to have a parent with her all the time. Any suggestions?
I need to make at least $15/hr ... I have been doing construction related work for the last couple of years but would like to steer away from that in favor of something not so hard on the body. I'd appreciate any comments...
posted by thatjackbuilt
on Feb 13, 2006 -
I just got a job offer in Portland -- where should I live? [more inside]
posted by j
on May 10, 2005 -
I'm moving this summer. I'd like to get a new mobile phone and service plan based in my new city a few months before I move so people, and potential employers, can call me via a number that's local to them. Never having done this before, I have many questions.
posted by alan
on Apr 22, 2005 -
What can you tell me about Portland, OR? The good, the bad and the indifferent? [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Mar 16, 2005 -
I'm moving to Portland, Maine and wondered if anyone had recommendations for neighborhoods. I'm looking for places that are funky, artsy and not-so-sterile. [more inside]
posted by machaus
on Apr 26, 2004 -