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Relocating to Portland
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I am relocating my family from Austin to Portland this summer (no job, no house, no plan just moving!!). I need some advice/feedback/knowledge from the wonderful friendly people of Portland. I need…Continue

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Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Chee-Soo,   Thanks for the sound advice. I looked into Mainlander Property Mgmt and will be contacting them. For a family of 5, I don't think an apt would work but a townhouse might.   Thanks for the info on the schools. I'm…"
Apr 19, 2011
Chee-Soo replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Hi Heather, Yeah, just becareful of anyone who wants a deposit before you get a key or won't give you an address.  We went through Mainlander Property Management, they have lots of listings and if I see any rentals around Alberta,…"
Apr 18, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Chee-soo,   Thanks for the encouragement! I loved the Alberta area. I'll contact you offline about the rental.   Good to know about Craigslist. I was looking around and found a lot of posts had been pulled on the "too good to be…"
Apr 18, 2011
Chee-Soo replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Hi Heather! I just want to say, good luck! You know, I did the same thing about two half weeks ago and have not regretted it at all. I am actually in the Alberta area and we are going to be moving out of our rental at end of June. Just another…"
Apr 17, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Ross Seligman's discussion New Feature! - Search By Neighborhood
"Thanks Ross!"
Apr 17, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"My "PDX To Do" item list for next week is all about education so I will check out the charter schools. I appreciate the advice I'm getting re: finding a school we like THEN picking the house."
Apr 13, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Glau,   you're amazing! I don't know how to swap emails on this board without making them public. Let me see if I can figure it out."
Apr 13, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Matt,   Awesome, thank you! What neighborhood is your home in? Are you renting it for the summer for the long term? I am definitely interested in discussing this with you !!! We don't have pets, just 3 kids. One will be going to PCC and…"
Apr 13, 2011
Glaucia Martin-Porath replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Hi Heather, The average cost will depend on the size of the house and how much you keep the heater on and use the hot water, however for mine, here is what we spent in the winter that are the most expensive months: electric averages $50, gas…"
Apr 13, 2011
Matt D replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Schools: This is sort of relative.  People think the schools are good - but few have experience outside of the state or city. Some schools are better and there are a variety of options. I have friends who have moved back to Oregon after a few…"
Apr 13, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Glau,   Wow, thank you! Yes, please send me the info!   A didn't consider a temporary rental, which would be ideal since every blog and posting I have read about finding a rental house says that the best deals are found when you come…"
Apr 13, 2011
Glaucia Martin-Porath replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Hi Heather, I think I can help you! You are moving here in the Summer and I am planning to spend the summer overseas with my family! We have a beautiful house in NE Portland that we are going to rent for 2 months, fully furnished, including…"
Apr 12, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Heather Fritsch's discussion Relocating to Portland
"Hi, just want to clarify...I'm not irresponsibly uprooting my family and moving to a city without having a job or place to live. I am looking for a job and wouldn't relocate without an income or place to live. I'm trying to plan NOW…"
Apr 12, 2011
Heather Fritsch replied to Ross Seligman's discussion New Feature! - Search By Neighborhood
"Do you deal in rentals (houses)? If not, can you tell me my best option for finding a place? I am relocating from Austin this summer. I need to line something up BEFORE I pack the U-haul and the kids! Craigslist and the newspaper have a lot of…"
Apr 11, 2011
Heather Fritsch posted a discussion

Relocating to Portland

I am relocating my family from Austin to Portland this summer (no job, no house, no plan just moving!!). I need some advice/feedback/knowledge from the wonderful friendly people of Portland. I need people who will be upfront and can answer my questions about everything from neighborhoods to schools to jobs to cost of living, etc. Can anyone out there help me? I'll try not to bombard you. I do have my questions fairly organized! I visited in March so I am familiar with the neighborhoods and have…See More
Apr 11, 2011
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Which Portland neighborhood do you call home? Or, are you Moving to Portland?
Moving to portland!
About Me:
I currently live in the Austin area with my family. I visited Portland in March and have decided to launch Operation: Better Quality of Life and move to Portland this summer.
What do you love about Portland?
The vibe, the people, the atmosphere, everything! Portland is alot like Austin but 1000x better. The people are so friendly. The food is AMAZING! I love the rain and the green!! Where I live everything is brown and hot and dead :(
What's your favorite Portland neighborhood and why?
I loved SE Portland. Laurelhurst was beautiful. I loved Mt. Tabor and the whole surrounding area.

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