Hi, it's me from S. California! Dis you have a nice holiday? I got to see my dad, and that made mine. There was a lot going on and I just didn't have the time to get to the computer. Hope you will uunderstand. Maybe when we can get up there we could meet each other//
Thank you so much for the message! It's sounding better and better all the time :-) Does it often snow in winter or is this just unusually cold? I was hoping to live somewhere where it would snow, just not bury me LOL. :-)
Wow, I already feel welcome. I stumbled on this site and became a member so I wouldn't lose track of it; it seems quite helpful. I'm not relocating til next fall, and wasn't going to inquire about accomodations until a little later, but I certainly don't mind getting a head start on things. I am not too particular as far as amenities are concerned, but would like to live as close to the heart of the city as possible. However, financial and career concerns may limit my ideal location. As appealing as biking and public transportation sounds, I will probably be dependent on my personal vehicle. This is due to the probability of working outside of the city and living thus far in the Midwest, where a personal vehicle is the norm. I have only visited Portland a several occasions, but loved it each time. As I previously mentioned, I grew up in the Midwest and feel it is time for a change. If you have any advice, it would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to making new friends and experiencing all that Portland has to offer.
Sorry it took so long to respond. I'm originally from Sothern/Central California been here a few years now and finally getting my footing. I love the late summer/fall here. The first year was all school and no play it took almost a year after graduation to find a good job. Now I am starting to make friends and explore a little.
My brother and I have just been staying in a couple different motels, but we're working on finding a place so as not to burn up all of our funds on motels. And it will be nice to unload all of the stuff out of my truck, its getting quite cramped in there. But no worries, we'll find a place soon, hopefully. Any advice?
Well - I am focusing mainly on the Alberta Arts District, but I basically want to be relatively close to the MAX, in a nice neighborhood that is kinda artsy. I would love to find a live/work space, but not in the sense that I have seen advertised. (I don't think I would like being squeezed into that small a space:)
I would love to find a house with a studio in the back yard.
I agree about the purging - Every time I move, I get rid of at least 2-5 boxes of "stuff". Problem is - while I live anywhere, I seem to gain more, err stuff! LOL
I don't have any friends/family in Portland. I have just loved that city for a very long time. I go there for day trips, a weekend away, etc, as often as I can and can't wait to be a Portlandian - or is that Portlander?:)
Its Andy again. How have you been? To answer your questions: Yes I will be renting. I don't mind roommates but I'm moving with my brother and we have two dogs so it would probably be best if we had our own space, not that my dogs don't like people. But we I will be looking for any type of work at first to get established, then go from there. I wouldn't mind being by bars and entertainment, good food places. It would make it easier to find gigs to jam at if there are places close by. I play guitar, I don't know if I mentioned that before. I have my own car so public transportation won't be crucial, but it would be convienent if I wanna go out drinking or something. Thankyou so much for keeping in touch with me and helping me out, it means alot. Hope to hear from you soon.
What brings me to Portland? Less expensive than Vancouver, B.C. -although now that the housing market is sliding downhill... well let's just say we're still feeling the pinch as we have a house to sell. My husband is employed at Laika -an awesome animation studio -actually the only animation studio in Portland. Hopefully the job works out because we are really enjoying ourselves. Better neighborhood, lots of kids for our girls to play with. Thanks for the offer to share your inside knowledge on places to eat. Presently I'm looking for a babysitter : )
How do you like living in Knobhill?
Rene', thanks for the note and your interest in our community. the website does take some time to peruse. The hope is that it gives a flavor of the individuals in the community and the overall feel for us. Let me know your thoughts.
Although I 've live in Portland for a long time, I'm still getting acclimated to North Portland. And love it. And l would love food ideas.
hey! Thanks for the comment! Im so glad about portland being small- ive lived in big cities for the past 10 years and we are really looking for a smaller community (with a city feel!):-) can't wait to check it out! any suggestions for good neighborhoods for artists?
hey! thanks for commenting. i haven't had the chance to make it out there just yet. a couple friends of mine moved there a year ago tho and absolutely love it. i'm in grad school right now, so i'm thinking i'll have to come visit over spring break. i know that's pretty far off, but any "must see" places i should check out when i visit?
hi, rene.....thanks for the note! everyone in this 'interweb' community is so welcoming. its appreciated!
the picture was taken on vieques island, PR (just east of the main island). was there march '07...amazing weather, eats and surroundings. its cheap, too! i can provide some more information, if you are interested....
Yes, embrace change, for it happens whether we plan it or not.
Thanks for the offer. I'm going to just find a sublet, room for rent arrangement when I arrive. I want to get to know the city more before I commit to a lease somewhere. Also, I need to get my work rolling so there's an income stream to count on. The usual stuff. I see you're in realty. Do you manage rental properties as well? I'll certainly touch base with you when I arrive. Aloha René!
Hey Rene its Andy,
Thanks for responding. No i've never made a trip to Portland before, and I don't have any friends or family out there. I'm originally from California, but had moved all the way out here to Michigan when I was like 12. And I hate the cold and miserable winters out here, and need to get to a place where there are more people like me. Portland looks like the best option right now. I would like to learn a little bit more about Portland, if you could help me out a little I would love you forever!
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
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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
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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
The Oregon State Fair is back for its 153rd year, with 10 days of traditional family fun! Favorite attractions are back — street performers, horse competitions, games, carnival rides, and music. Enjoy more modern offerings such as dog-agility shows and even robots. The Fair is the perfect grand finale to the summer!See More