PortlandNeighborhood.com

Welcome to YOUR Portland Neighborhood Community

my family and i are moving to portland in mid-june, but we're not sure what area we want to look at moving to yet.
we'll most likely start out in an apartment; does anyone know of any nice, child friendly (our son will be 2 & a half when we move), affordable areas that we should look into?

i've only been to portland once, we're coming to visit and meet with schools, and look at apartments, during spring break...if anyone has any good insights on moving to portland with kids, where to go, what to do...etc....or if you think playdates could be arranged in the future...send me a message or responce here :)

Views: 35

Replies to This Discussion

Hi there! Tell us more about you and your family and what you enjoy. That would really help to drum up some ideas to what areas you might enjoy.

Some helpers:

--Neighborhood amenities you would prefer (indie coffee shops, mass transit, local grocery, etc)
--Close to? Any jobs in mind?
--Prefer...urban or suburban?
--Have...car, no car. Is this important?

Thanks and welcome!
okay.
well, it will be me, my 2 year old son, and his dad. he's is presently working in car manufacturing in our suburu plant here. he's willing to work pretty much where ever in order for us to move, and he's worked all kinds of jobs...so as long as there's something near by, i dont think that will be the biggest factor for us.
i'd like to live in a kid friendly neighborhood, for sure. somewhere with a playground and/or parks close by, somewhere safe. i dont mind a more urban area, but i would really like to be able to find a place with a yard for my kiddo, or a park within very short walking distance.
it would be awesome if we were near a library, a coffee shop, and/or some kid friendly stores...it would be great to be not-too-far froma grocery store...
we dont have a car, and im not sure how soon after we're moving that we'll be getting one, so being within walking distance (with a small child in tow, if necissary) of some form of public transportation would be good.

im an artsy person, my fiance & i are pretty down-to-earth. i would feel most comfortable in a neighborhood where i might be able to make friends with other young parents', maybe find some pagan groups around....
we're open minded, and we're moving to portland to broaden our horizons.

is that helpful?

Will be moving to Portland in May, I just visted and did an interview earlier this week.  It was a lovely, and think i will try and move to the affordable Kerns neighborhood because it is walkable, has grocery stores, shops, restaurants, park and recreation center/pool.

we have a 2 1/2 year old and look forward to all the outdoor activities I see in the area.

If not Kerns, i think the only affordable place ins Hillsboro/Beaverton for affordable apartments-and its on the Max Line.

i love NW 23rd area too, but affordable apartments arent to be found i dont think.  I like the older apartment buildings btween NE Glisan and E Burnside area, but most dont have websites or hard to find on line.  I had to collect numbers as i drove by their buildings.

in Kerns neighborhood, 28th and E Burnside is a small wholefoods; and a starbucks and numerous small restaurants.  Esparza is the best mexican .  Buckman recreation also has a community garden

Having no luck with finding housing in the city of Portland, thinking about Tualatin or Hillsboro.  Have found nice housing in Tualatin, near parks, shopping and even schools and can be walked.  I hope to get a cargo bike from Joe Bike and use it for local trips to parks and library adn shopping.  No food co-ops out there though but i new Whole Foods and an REI.

RSS

Latest Activity

Ann Singer posted an event
Thumbnail

Rogue Pack Yoputh Theatre Open House at Sellwood Playhouse

December 1, 2018 from 10am to 4pm
Rogue Pack storytelling theatre for youth at the Sellwood Playhouse will be having an Open House to introduce our lineup of spring classes, play games, and eat some food! We will be telling our stories through writing, drawing and collage. Drop in; write your six-word memoir, a tweet story. Act out your story by playing some improvisational theatre games; or draw and collage your story. There is no one way to tell your story, so you get to choose.See More
Nov 17
Tara Lemezis posted an event
Thumbnail

Winter Break Camp at Portland Audubon at Audubon Society of Portland

December 17, 2018 at 8:45am to December 28, 2018 at 4:15pm
Don't miss Portland Audubon's Winter Break camp! Whether campers are snowshoeing on Mt. Hood and staying overnight at our new Marmot Cabin, learning the art of candle-making, visiting a wolf sanctuary, or making nature inspired art, our educators are dedicated to helping every camper build an authentic and meaningful relationship with the natural world, all while playing games, making friends and exploring!See More
Oct 23
Karen Karger posted an event

Oregon Sinfonietta Performs Mahler Symphony No. 4 in Free Concert at Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church

November 4, 2018 from 3pm to 4:30pm
The award-winning Oregon Sinfonietta, now in its 46th season and conducted by Dr. Donald L. Appert, is a full symphony orchestra of 75+ members that draws together community musicians from the greater Portland metro area. The Sinfonietta performs four free concerts per season. On Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm, the orchestra presents Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No 4. in G Major. Joining the orchestra for this…See More
Sep 22
Elisabeth Allie posted an event
Thumbnail

Holiday Wine Sale: 12 for $12 at Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar

September 28, 2018 at 12pm to September 30, 2018 at 6pm
Come stock up on delicious wine for the holidays! Here's how it works:• 12 handpicked wines all selling for $12 a bottle• $12 to taste all 12 wines• 12% off EVERY BOTTLE on our shelves• BONUS GIFT: Two tickets to a Food & Wine Pairing Class when you buy 12+ bottlesJoin us:Friday Sept 28--12 to 10 pmSaturday Sept 29--12 to 10 pmSunday Sept 30--12-6 pmSee More
Sep 18
Karin Kaufmann shared their event on Facebook
Sep 13
Karin Kaufmann posted an event
Thumbnail

Artistic Portland introduces “Art After Dark” at First Thursday Gallery Art Walk in October 2018 at Artistic Portland

October 4, 2018 from 2pm to 9pm
Artistic Portland, a downtown co-operative gallery of 40 local artists, will open its doors for “Art After Dark,” from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, on October 4, 2018.  The evening of music, wine, food and art will give the public a chance to meet many of the artists behind the creative work at the gallery. Husband and wife duo The Sweet Peas will play from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and everyone is welcome to the free event. This summer Artistic Portland celebrated its five-year anniversary at 318 SW Taylor Street,…See More
Sep 13
Lea McWhorter posted an event
Thumbnail

Sophisticated Beads Holiday Jewelry Show at Monarch Hotel & Conference Center

November 17, 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Homemade refreshments, holiday beverages, prizes and stress free shopping all in one location!Our designs are handcrafted with a vibrant assortment of semi-precious stones accented with Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls and sterling silver. We design with unique gemstones to create wonderful women’s jewelry that can be worn for a special occasion or every day.Beads On a Mission are two of our jewelry lines that include bracelets in which 10% of the proceeds go to five cancer foundations and…See More
Sep 7
Karin Kaufmann posted an event
Thumbnail

Artistic Portland Celebrates the Gorgeous Gorge at First Thursday Art Walk on September 6, 2018 at Artistic Portland

September 6, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm
The Art Co-operative will honor the gorgeous Columbia Gorge at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on September 6, 2018.  The 50-foot frontage windows will artfully play on the mighty Columbia River that helped formed the region.  Many of the 40 member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will again encourage visitors to express their own creativity for free by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl.  The very popular Community Bowl Project is sponsored by…See More
Aug 7

Badge

Loading…

Powell's Books Picks

© 2018   Created by Lorri E..   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service