Planning a Move to Portland?
Since my move to Portland in 1990, I’ve gotten so used to living here and I LOVE IT!
Downtown Portland My Favorite
The Downtown Portland area is one of my favorites — so quaint and reminds me of the wonderful ways my move to Portland has benefited me.
BREAKING NEWS — June 2015 Study: Oregon No. 2 Fastest Growing Economy Oregon is one of the fastest growing economies
- GDP growth: 4.7 percent
- Real 2012 GDP: $186.228 billion (25th highest)
- Population change: +0.87 percent (16th highest)
- Pct. increase in employment: 1.0 percent (tied-21st highest)
Oregon’s GDP growth between 2010 and 2014 was nearly three times that of the U.S. economy. The state’s durable goods manufacturing industry was the second-fastest growing sector in the nation in 2014 at a rate of 3.94 percent, almost 20 percent of Oregon’s economic growth. High-tech companies such as Intel Corp. which employs about 16,300 in Portland, dominate the durable goods manufacturing industry. This can be attributed to a reverse off-shoring trend that is occurring partially as a result of defects, delays and theft in overseas supply chain locations. Study: Oregon No. 2 Fasest Growing Economy
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Here are my top 10 reasons to move to Portland in no particular order:
- Silicon Forest Surrounding Portland are many major high-tech employers. Many employees move to Portland due to job relocation. With over 25 major high-tech companies including Intel, Tektronics, IBM, Mentor Graphics, Nike (world headquarters and several campuses within Washington County) and the countless smaller and/or independent companies that thrive in the Silicon Forest. There is no doubt that the drawing card to many folks considering a move to Portland is the lush, green Silicon Forest.Intel Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of semiconductors (an essential component of most consumer electronics), is Oregon’s top private employer with a work force of approximately 18,500 in 2011.
- Mt. Hood year round skiing The mountain has six ski areas: Timberline, Mount Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, Cooper Spur, Snow Bunny, and Summit.
- Downtown Portland the charm of the city is apparent.
- Suburbs Many people moving to Portland want to live in the ‘burbs. No problem there. Suburbane Portland neighborhoods includes Eastside Portland| Clackamas and Happy Valley| Westside Suburbs | Beaverton | Orenco Station | Hillsboro | Lake Oswego | Northwest Portland | Southwest Suburbs | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | West Linn | Wilsonville|
- Schools — great public and private educational institutions throughout Portland Metro. From early education with Montessori Schools for the darling pre-kindergarten group all the way up to post doctoral and advanced degrees at OHSU (Oregon Health and Sciences University).
- Weather Want to know what the weather in Portland is like here you go. YES it rains here and as everyone says, “It keeps us lush and green.” But we have the four seasons: Summers in Portland are warm, sunny and rather dry, with August, the warmest month, averaging 79.7 °F and much larger day-night variation than in winter. Many people moving to Portland are amazed that A/C units aren’t found in every home. Winters in Portland are normally mild, and very moist, with January averaging 39.9 °F. Cold snaps are short-lived, and snowfall occurs no more than a few times per year, although the city has been known to see major snow and ice storms because of the cold air outflow from the Columbia River Gorge, and Arctic blasts from Alaska. Springs in Portland can bring rather unpredictable weather, resulting from warm spells, to thunderstorms rolling off the Cascade Range. The rainfall averages an equivalent 37.5 inch per year in downtown Portland spread over 155 days a year. Fall in Portland is Spring in reverse. October being a month of Indian Summers, then heading into November, the weather cools.
- Urban Trends
- No Sales Tax yes that’s correct. The State of Oregon does not have a sales tax. If you purchase something for $4.95 and hand a $5.00 bill to the clerk, you will get a Nickelback! 😉
- Affordable Real Estate ~ the Portland Metro area has some very affordable prices on housing. Compared to our West Coast neighbors of San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and parts in between, for a metropolitan real estate market we’re very reasonable.
- Green Living ~ Oregon is also nurturing more clean tech green construction, ocean energy and nanotechnology. The Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute has helped 22 nanotech start-ups raise $96 million. The Oregon Wave Energy Trust aims to make the state a clean energy leader, eventually generating 500 megawatts of electricity and thousands of jobs with technology to harness the ocean’s wave power. ~ The Kiplinger Washington Letter
The Major Employers in Portland
Most people who are moving to Portland relocate here due to job transfers or other employment opportunities. Here is a few of the major employers in the area, in no particular order:
- CH2M Hill
- Legacy Health System
- Mentor Graphics
- Oregon Steel
- Precision Castparts
- Blount International
- Columbia Sportswear
- Cascade General
- Leatherman Tool
- City of Portland
- Providence Health & Services
- more . . .
The region added 88,000 jobs between 2002 and 2007, and is projected to add an additional 76,000 between 2009-2013.
Map of Portland
A Sampling of Homes for Sale in Portland
$399,900 : 7014 N Lancaster AVE, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$169,000 : 2829 SE Belmont ST, Unit 110, Portland0 beds, 1 full bath
$545,000 : 3242 SW Vermont ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$525,000 : 3632 SE Washington ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$485,000 : 1579 SW Highland PKWY, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$995,500 : 2946 NE 9th AVE, Portland3 beds, 3 full baths
$640,000 : 11209 SW Southridge DR, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$389,900 : 18590 NW Nelscott ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$449,000 : 3624 N Albina AVE, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$325,000 : 15803 NE Thompson ST, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$250,000 : 3005 NE 92nd AVE, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$549,900 : 1627 SW Montgomery ST, Portland2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$265,000 : 315 NE Bryant ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$369,900 : 14505 SE Clatsop ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$259,000 : 9003 SE Cooper ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$325,000 : 11126 SW 65th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$410,000 : 810 NE 77th AVE, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$349,000 : 111 SW Harrison ST, Unit #14D, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$499,900 : 111 SW Harrison ST, Unit 20A, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$739,950 : 937 NW Glisan ST, Unit 430, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$219,900 : 18945 NE Couch ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$275,000 : 16833 SE Pine ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$179,900 : 16011 NE Halsey ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$2,995,000 : 1863 SW Montgomery DR, Portland5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths
$425,000 : 19100 NW Logie Trail RD, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$799,950 : 7725 SW Maple DR, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$689,900 : 7215 SE 19th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$574,900 : 14875 NW Purvis DR, Portland6 beds, 3 full baths
$279,900 : 255 SW Harrison ST, Unit 5C, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$725,995 : 5768 NW 131st AVE, Portland4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$365,000 : 3601 SW River PKWY, Unit 1804, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$385,000 : 8000 SW Cedarcrest ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$475,000 : 7627 SW Skyhar DR, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$749,000 : 7015 SE Yamhill ST, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$325,000 : 14613 SE Main ST, Portland5 beds, 2 full baths
$599,990 : 10041 NE Skidmore ST, Portland5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$399,900 : 7241 SE Ogden ST, Portland4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
$349,000 : 5405 SE Ogden ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$625,000 : 1704 NE 58th AVE, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$290,000 : 2727 SE 129th AVE, Portland4 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
$749,000 : 1927 SE Washington ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$475,000 : 1221 SW 10th AVE, Unit 504, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$740,000 : 374 SE 45th AVE, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$189,900 : 4411 NE Killingsworth ST, Unit 208, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$455,000 : 3601 SW River PKWY, Unit 700, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$329,900 : 2690 NW Mehama CT, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$289,900 : 8439 NE Alberta ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$299,000 : 2109 NW Cedar View LN, Portland2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$219,000 : 1861 SE 148th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$350,000 : 4533 N Newark ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
See all Real estate in the city of Portland.
(all data current as of 8/29/2016)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
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