Hi everyone. Moving to Portland early August. Any suggestions on finding a place to live? Have been reading about the various neighborhoods and it looks like there is a ton of variety. Any help is appreciated!
Susannah are you interested in findings roomates? I and my wife would be interested in sharing rent costs with the right non smoker. We are looking at the Bridlemile area in SW. We will be arriving in Portland at the same time you will. If you have any interest send me a message.
I just moved to Portland myself from Boulder, CO.
I like it a lot here.
I can only recommend the Hawthorne District since I've only lived here a month but I love it.
What I figured out is that in the Hawthorne area between Division and Belmont and 30th - 42rd st seems to be the sweet spot, being close to everything. Coffee shops, Groceries stores and the Hawthorne downtown hang out.
Also the Hawthorne Youth hostel is awesome and could be a great place to hang till you find the right place.
If your looking to make friends, do something fun when you get here in August.
Tell me more about you and what you like...if you could choose, what would you would want in your neighborhood? There are SO many options here that its hard to tell you where to start to look until I know more about you and your personality, likes and dislikes.
For instance, I live close to organic groceries, can bike to downtown in 15 minutes, have indie coffee shops close by, etc etc.
I know there are so many choices there it's really confusing. Want a nice safe area close to public transportation. Love the Max. Walking distance to stores, coffee, etc. Trees, nature, nice area to walk. Seems like further away from center of the city is a little cheaper. Would love to have something lined up when I go there early August.
If you don't mind being quite in Portland, say a few feet across the line in Milwaukie, I can recommend Waverley Greens Apartments. My wife and I are soon to move back to the Portland area after a year and a half in Albuquerque, and we hope fervently to move back to Waverley Greens. The staff are great, the apartments are nice and spacious, and the maintenance personnel are courteous and prompt. We hope to have a home there again.
September 3, 2016 at 10am to September 5, 2016 at 6pm
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For the fifth year, the Mercy Corps Action Center with Portland State University welcomes student leaders from the MENA region to study conflict resolution, leadership, democratic systems, and project management. During their time at Mercy Corps, they build their understanding of the necessary steps and tools for effective project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.…See More
At the First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on August 4, 2016 between 4-7 p.m., Artist Co-operative Artistic Portland will welcome the Dog Days of Summer with their unique designs. The Co-operative is challenging its member artists to present their interpretations of man’s best friend. All of the creations will be on view through the month of August and visitors are asked to provide feedback in the form of a vote for their favorite interpretation. Some of these original art pieces will be…See More
Renowned chef Roberto Almodóvar of Clyde Common restaurant will serve a delicious multi-course meal that showcases local, seasonal and sustainable products at the Tabor Tilth Farm, a permaculture wonderland at the base of Mt. Tabor. All proceeds benefit the Portland Fruit Tree product, providing equitable access to healthful food and strengthening communities by empowering neighbors.See More
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Portland Planetary Dance is a dance with a purpose. It aims to bring peace among people and harmony with the Earth. We each dedicate our dance to someone or something in need of support (e.g., a sick or dying loved one, a troubled species, a child facing difficulties, etc.) before entering the dance arena. As people run, walk, or simply stand in a series of concentric circles we create a moving mandala. By dancing to the steady heartbeat of the drums, we become one collective body, and each…See More
We need your help in putting on The Alberta Street Fair, one of Portland’s most beloved neighborhood street festivals, in a day featuring an eclectic collection of activities celebrating the diversity and uniqueness found only on Alberta. With a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available (from serving beer in one of the beer gardens to helping with children's activities!), there's bond to be something you'll love doing. Most volunteer shifts are 3 hours long. In addition to helping put…See More