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Moving to Portland in 2016

My daughter of 8 and I are moving to Portland next June and I have looked at the most popular neighborhoods, and the neighborhoods surrounding downtown are more inviting probably because I don't drive however my daughter is into dance so I prefer a school of the arts. I am self employed from home so that is no issue . Can someone advise me on the best places to live and rent also the best schools foe elementary. I am a single parent do I am looking for affordability .

Posted by Faliscia C. Knuckles on July 18, 2015 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Best Portland Oregon Hotels - or where to stay when you need to lay your head down at night

If you're traveling to Portland Oregon, either to visit or in preparation for moving there, you need to have a place to stay. Many people stay out at the Portland Airport, making a common mistake in thinking that it is "centrally located to everything."

No... not even close. It can easily take 45-60 minutes in normal traffic to drive the few miles from the airport to downtown. Longer if it is rush…

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Posted by Rick Hamell on July 2, 2015 at 3:37pm

Consider Boxing for your new workout

Want to try a new form of exercise that gets you in shape, is fun, and reduces stress?

Fitness boxing at Sweet Science Boxing in the North Portland neighborhood of Kenton is the greatest place for the best boxing workouts in PDX.  We offer 18 classes per week, which include 12 adult and 2 teen boxing classes plus strength & stretch…

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Posted by Laurie Gold on March 9, 2015 at 1:51pm

Happy New Year! 2015 Portland Events

Hey, Portlanders!  Happy new year!  It's 2015, and we're kicking off another great year with tons of ideas of fun things to do in Portland! I started the new year with a hike at Upper Macleay Park in Portland.

Here are some featured Portland events in January 2015.  View the Portland…

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Posted by Lorri E. on January 4, 2015 at 7:30pm

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Choosing a Neighborhood in Portland 4 Replies

Hi and thanks for reading this, Portlanders!  I live in Cleveland and my sister and I will be moving to Portland--or nearby--this summer.  We would like to live centrally located to the Hawthorne…Continue

Tags: Milwaukie, apartment, Hawthorne, Hawthorne District, Neighborhoods

Started by Jill Huettich in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Jill Huettich Jul 3.

Neighborhood near max rail for student 1 Reply

Hello Everyone, This is my first post on this forum. I just recently got the notification of acceptance into a grad program I was interested in Hillsboro. As I'm quite unfamiliar with the general…Continue

Tags: nw, sw, apartment, ne, se

Started by Mikey Park in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Rick Hamell Jul 2.

The skinny on neighborhood differences? 2 Replies

Hi Future Neighbors!Like many others in this discussion, I too am relocating to Portland in July 2014. I visited Portland in January and was able to explore many NE and SE neighborhoods. I will be…Continue

Started by john doney in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Katie McMahan Nov 7, 2014.

Relocating to Portland 2 Replies

Hi:  My husband and I are relocating to Portland in February.  We are looking for a neighborhood near public transportation.  I will be working in downtown Portland (2nd and Market) and will not have…Continue

Started by Maria Wilks in General Portland Discussion. Last reply by Maria Wilks Jan 31, 2014.

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If you're traveling to Portland Oregon, either to visit or in preparation for moving there, you need to have a place to stay. Many people stay out at the Portland Airport, making a common mistake in thinking that it is "centrally located to everything."No... not even close. It can easily take 45-60 minutes in normal traffic to drive the few miles from the airport to downtown. Longer if it is rush hour. The best bet…See More
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Car2Go Pulling Out of St. Johns and East Portland

East Portland can't catch a break.

Just this week KGW had a story called, "Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation" which described East Portland as "shabby apartment complexes, fading strip malls, wide avenues and fast-food chains." Harsh. And now, Car2Go has announced they are pulling out of East Portland, and St. Johns, starting August 24.

In an email sent out this morning to car2go users, the company said they are changing the "Home Area" to help keep cars in circulation: "In the low usage areas, we found that our vehicles sit idle four times longer, ultimately affecting overall vehicle availability for the Portland membership base, as well as parking for the Portland community."

The email continues: "By modifying the Home Area size to areas where car2go trips occur the most, we believe that this change will help ensure that our vehicles are in constant circulation, and only occupying fixed space for a limited amount of time." 

On the phone, a representative from car2go told us the changes are happening because, "a lot of vehicles were being parked outside [the new, smaller Home Area] but very few were being started there."

While this may be a cost saving measure for Car2Go, it's another blow to parts of Portland that are already transportation-challenged.

According to the KGW story, a quarter of Portland's population lives in East Portland. Add to that the 13,000 people in St. Johns and you have a pretty substantial number of citizens. Sure, 8% isn't a huge amount but people are clearly still using the Car2Go in those neighborhoods. The changes in Home Area are a good reminder that Car2Go is a business and not a public service.

Pay your taxes people and be grateful that TriMet isn't allowed to leave neighborhoods they don't like—looking at you, Bridlemile!

St. Johns Bridge Blockade Ends as Shell Icebreaker Heads to Alaska

A midair effort by environmental activists to block a Shell Offshore icebreaker from leaving its Portland dry-dock ended this after after more than 38 hours, as Portland firefighters lowered Greenpeace protesters from the St. Johns Bridge and the ship Fennica slowly passed jeering crowds.

Law-enforcement boats and jet skis chased "kayaktivists" across the Willamette River as the Fennica passed unmolested through a channel Portland Fire & Rescue had cleared through the protesters dangling from the bridge.

Protesters have begun a party in Cathedral Park to clean up and celebrate the Greenpeace activists.

"This whole thing has felt like a victory," said Portland Rising Tide activist Meredith Cocks. "We've captured the attention of the country… Delaying them two days isn't a lot, but it could be 15 percent of their drilling season."

The U.S. Coast Guard coordinated firefighters, the Portland Police Bureau and the Oregon Department of Transportation in lowering three protesters from their positions under the bridge's span. The involvement of those agencies suggested both Gov. Kate Brown and Mayor Charlie Hales signed off on the extraction.

The forced removal of protesters followed a failed attempt by the Shell icebreaker Fennica to leave its dry dock this morning, and a ruling by a federal judge that Greenpeace must pay Shell $2,500 for each hour protesters block the ship's departure.

Here's video of the ship making its anticlimactic way to Alaska:




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