I came across this site today and had to join! I've been looking for a place where I could ask a few questions to some folks who already live there!
My wife and I are hoping to move up to Portland as soon as we can. I'm currently applying for jobs in the area and hoping to get something soon. Once I get an offer, I'll be up there in 2 weeks!
I wanted to ask about some of the neighborhoods...
Are there some that aren't worth researching? (crime, etc etc type stuff)
Which ones have the highest rent?
How is public transportation in Portland? If you live and work in the city, how feasible is it to not own a car or not really need to drive often?
Basically any information that you want to type would be greatly appreciated!
A little info about me....
Currently live in Fresno California, I like to call it Satan s*** hole. :P
I Work in the IT field, mainly systems and network administration. My wife is a bartender and student.
A friend of my wife moved up to Portland a year or so ago, and has been trying to get us to do the same. I'm tired of the summer heat, the bad air quality, and my allergies acting up all the time, so we're going to get the heck outta here.
We live in an area of Fresno called the Tower District. It's full of restaurant, bars, hippies, stoners, bicycles, and progressive people. It's definitly a community in its own. I'd love to find another type of place in Portland to live.
Thank you in advance for any information you can share, its very appreciated!