My daughter and I are moving to the Portland area at the end of July beginning of August. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and I have grown tired of Phoenix. The heat and dust grate my spirit. I know it's rainy and cloudy in Oregon but I have had enough of sunshine to last a lifetime. I'm hoping to find an affordable 2 bedroom apartment somewhere between 600 to 750 a month. Downtown I'm sure is not going to fit in that range. I have looked in Beaverton and like what I read about the community. I'm work for a small school district in Phoenix as a Computer Support Specialist.