Portland is one of the most popular places in
the United States for people to relocate these
days, and once you’re here, you’ll quickly
understand why. The City of Roses (another
nickname, thanks to the International Rose
Test Garden which covers a section of city
in gorgeous flowers), was named best city in
America in 2013, and continues to appear
on lists of best places to live.
Some Portlanders will regale you with endless
reasons to live here. Others will keep their
lips sealed, cautious of the population influx
changing their beloved home. But a Portlander who doesn’t love this city is harder to
find than a restaurant without vegan options
— which is really, quite rare around here.
Just don’t take our word for it. Finding the
perfect home in the right neighborhood of
Portland is your first foray into uncovering all
that this city has to offer. Hitting the streets by
foot is the best way to discover all the variety
that the city has to offer. While you’re at it,
don’t forget to walk over Tilikum Crossing,
Portland’s newest, car-free bridge, connecting
the Southeast and Southwest sides.
Exploring this great city for yourself is
a thrilling experience that will leave you
singing Portland’s praises, too.
FINDING A HOME IN
Learning about the Portland area and the
amenities offered in the different neighborhoods will go a long way toward making the
house-hunting experience an enjoyable one.
Finding a realtor to offer guidance and
recommendations on where to look is a
great way to expedite this process.
You can find realtor recommendations
through sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, or
Realtor.com, or by contacting the local
Board of Realtors to find a real estate
professional in the area. Real estate agents
know the neighborhoods, the schools, the
extracurricular activities, and the tax bases
of different school districts. They can be
extremely helpful in aligning your needs and
preferences with the right Portland area, and
then locating the properties that could be
perfect for you and your family.
Location is so important when you’re
moving to an area as eclectic as Portland,
Oregon. Depending on where you work,
how you plan to get there, and what you
hope to have within walking distance of
your home, you’ll be able to narrow down
a list of neighborhoods that might work
Portland, Oregon is a beautiful place to live. The greater Portland
area’s bridges (thirteen of them cross the Willamette River, and
the Columbia River has two bridges locally), will connect you to
a new way of life, where the people are friendly, the beer is local,
and five-star food is served out of trailers.