Okay, so here's the deal, my boyfriend and I will be moving to Portland sometime in December or a bit later, so he can attend culinary school. We chose Portland cause my Brother and Best friend lives there, so we have family there, and it's close to California (which is where we are now). I've been trying to do tons of research, which definitely get tedious over time. Haha.
So far I THINK I've decided I'm going to live in central, sw or se Portland. I seem to think we'll fit in more with the hip/trendy part of town. I've been looking up apartments and such and pin pointing some to get more information about. Were looking for a 1bd that's under $800 (under $700 would be even better) We're looking at downtown, goose hollow, irvington, alberta, or hawthorne neighborhoods (atleast i think we are, haha). My ideal would be to live close to downtown (specifically Oregon Culinary Institute) so were looking for short bike rides, up to 20 minute walks to downtown. We will be sharing a car, so mass transit & bikes/walking will be one of our main source of transportation.
Now to me. I am a licensed cosmetologist. I would LOVE to find an assisting job somewhere in Portland to expand my skill! Any leads to this would be great. If not I might jump right into a salon job if possible. Also might be looking for other forms of employment. I'd love to find places i can work where piercings and hair colors are not issues. Any suggestions would be great. Bonus points if it's crafty. I'm a knitter, and occasional sewer who works in a modern fabric store now.
And one more thing: How much were your utility deposits (if any). I ask cause i like to Budget and I'm trying to see how much we need to save!
So any advice would be great! Anything to help narrow down my search. Thanks!