Where To Find 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks in Portland 2015 Events

2015 Where to Find 4th Of July Independence Day Fireworks Around Portland

4th of July Fireworks in Portland Oregon

Every year since 2011 I’ve been posting about where folks can find 4th of July Fireworks in the Portland Area.  Well . . . it’s that time of year where folks plan on seeing 4th of July Fireworks in the Portland Area.  This is the guide to 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks and event for 2015.

And, as with years’ past, here is your handy-Yankee Doodle- dandy guide on Where to Find 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks Around Portland 2015.

4th of July Fireworks Events in Portland, Oregon and 4th of July at Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks 2015

We’re HOT this year.  Temperatures for our Portland Metro area – which includes Vancouver – is expected to reach 104° 

2015 4th of July fireworks are ON at Fort Vancouver.  Get your tickets now for the 2015 Fort Vancouver 4th of July Fireworks display which will use state of the art fireworks synchronized to music.  The 2015 4th of July Fireworks will be located in Pearson Field.

Check the MAP on HOW TO GET to Fort Vancouver for 4th of July Fireworks

St. Paul’s Rodeo and 4th of July Fireworks 

This is their 80th Annual event.  Watch the bucking broncos, then when sun sets, a good old fashioned 4th of July fireworks display!  “Where Respect is Earned” This is the 80th Annual St. Paul’s Rodeo and 4th of July Fireworks running July 1st – 5th 2015.

Calendar your 4th of July St. Paul’s Rodeo events ~ 10:00 a.m. the Parade starts and then all day long the fun continues!

 

2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and Firework Display

View 4th of July Fireworks in the Downtown Area of Portland.  Waterfront Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego

Take the MAX and attend the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.  In it’s 28th year, it’s the largest blues festival west of the Mississippi!  Once the sun sets on July 4th the fireworks begin.  This events runs July 2nd through July 5th.

What a line up at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival:  Gregg Allman, Macy Gray, Sammy “Duck” Holmes (should fit right in!), Charmaine Neville, The Paladins, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas, Jelly Bread, Stone Foxes, Con Brio, Rosie Ledet, Lazer Lloyd  . . . the line-up is AMAZING this year!  

View Artists Performing at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blue Festival

Folks on the waterfront on July 4th in their boats listening to the blues that are wafting from the Waterfront Blues Festival.  This is a great 4th of July tradition.

Oaks Park 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th Fireworks at Oaks Park Begins at 10:00am

Pepsi Fireworks Spectacular
When Sat., July 4, 10am ~ All Day
Description: Gates 10:00 AM-12:00 AM
Gate Fees:  Check Oaks Park
Join us for Portland’s best 4th of July celebration! All picnic spaces first come, first served. No alcohol or personal fireworks; bags and coolers will be checked.

4th of July Events in Hillsboro

* The C.A.T. Walk and Fun Run 5K – In its 12th year, this 5K walk/run 4th of July event in Hillsboro is a testimony to the community’s resolve to help fight all forms of cancer.  This annual family friendly event is a prelude to the largest 4th of July parade in Oregon (the famous Hillsboro Rotary Parade). Participants will be treated to three events: a Kids’ Dash, competitive 5k run, 5k walk”and a health fair.

* The annual 4th of July Paradesponsored by the Rotary Club since 1926! I have to be honest here, the Rotary Club’s website SUCKS!!  The site is extremely  hard to navigate and you have to dig for information on this grand event.  Please don’t let this distract you from planning on the 2014  4th of July Parade Event in Hillsboro.

Memorial-Day-640x4734th of July Fireworks in Tigard

* Tigard High School You’re Invited to an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.  Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th of July and Fireworks begin at dusk.

Where: Tigard High School, 9000 SW Durham Road

When:  Saturday July 4, 2014 (Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dusk)

What: A family event featuring:

  • Clowns, live music, kids’ games, police and fire vehicles
  • Concession stands offering light snacks for sale

4th of July Fireworks in Lake Oswego

* Lake Oswego  – 4th of July in Lake Oswego is packed all day long with events!  Starting off at 7:00 a.m. a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Lake Oswego Lions Club, then at 10:00 a.m. the Lake Oswego Star Spangled Parade, BBQ at Milliennium Park, Lake Corporation Boat Parade and finally at 9:45 p.m. Lake Oswego will have their wonderful 4th of July fireworks display for the 4th of July Independence Day celebration.

4th of July Events Around the Portland Metro Area

 

* Molalla BuckerooRodeo, carnival rides, barbeques and of course . . . 4th of July Fireworks.  This all day event is starts at 9:30 a.m. for a giant street parade, the rodeo starts at 8:00 p.m. and 4th of July Fireworks at the Molalla Buckeroo start at dusk.  Molalla Buckeroo events Begin July 2nd and Bronco Bust until July 5th!

4th of July Events and Fireworks at The Oregon Coast

* Astoria – There are events throughout the 4th of July all day long including a parade and then at dusk watch 4th of July Fireworks along the Columbia River brought to you by the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce

Coos Bay ~ Depoe Bay ~ Brookings ~ Gold Beach ~ Bandon

4th of July Events for the Coast

 

* Manzanita – 4th of July events begin at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, a parade at 1:00 p.m., FREE BBQ after the parade courtesy of Nehelem Bay Winery and 4th of July Fireworks on the beach at 10:00 p.m. 

* Seaside “Painting the Beach and Lighting the Sky” a great 4th of July Fireworks show on the West Coast.  Staring off at 11:00 a.m. with a parade, then an old fashioned social and the Fireworks display TONS of other good stuff going on at the Beach Visit the Oregon Coast

Where to Find 4th of July 2015 Fireworks Map

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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC

Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

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Moving to Portland | Top Reasons to Move to Portland

Moving to Portland?

What a GREAT place to call home.  Are you planning to move to Portland?

I’ve helped relocation buyers for over 15 years.  And in the year 1990 I relocated to Portland OR from the Los Angeles area with my, then, 3-year old son. For us, it was a great move to Portland and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Since my move to Portland in 1990, I’ve gotten so used to living here and I LOVE IT!

BREAKING NEWSJune 2015 

America’s 6th Fastest Growing States.  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). In 2014, Oregon was also the top destination in the country for people to move to, according to a study by United Van Lines

Oregon is on the fastest-growing states list for a reason! It became the nation’s sixth best economy in 2014 with economic growth of 3.6%, according to the latest government data. Oregon’s GDP is nearly three times that of the U.S. economy.

A manufacturing resurgence is propelling Oregon forward. HavingNike (NKE)’s headquarters and Intel (INTC, Tech30)’s production unit in its backyard has certainly helped. The state exports everything from computer processors to wheat.

The Beaver state has consistently added jobs since the financial crises, especially in major industries like healthcare, manufacturing, services and hospitality. The state’s unemployment rate — 5.2% — is below the national average

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.

Here are my top 10 reasons to move to Portland in no particular order:

  1. Mt. Hood year round skiing The mountain has six ski areas: Timberline, Mount Hood Meadows, Ski Bowl, Cooper Spur, Snow Bunny, and Summit.
  2. Downtown Portland the charm of the city is apparent.
  3. 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.
  4. Suburbs Many people moving to Portland want to live in the ‘burbs. No problem there. Suburban Portland neighborhoods include: Northeast Portland | North Portland | Southeast Portland | Happy Valley| Westside Suburbs | Beaverton | Orenco Station | Hillsboro | Lake Oswego | Northwest Portland | Southwest Suburbs | Sherwood | Tigard | Tualatin | West Linn | Wilsonville |
  5. 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).
  6. Urban Trends . . . one Word:  PORTLANDIA.  Yup, put a BIRD ON IT!  It’s exactly like that!
  7. 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 distinct seasons:
    • Summers in Portland are warm, sunny and rather dry, with August, the warmest month, averaging 79.7 °F .  We have a larger day-night variation than in winter, nightfall is 9:00PM during the peak of summer.   Many people moving to Portland are amazed that A/C units aren’t found in every home.
    • Winters in Portland are normally mild, but very moist.  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.
  8. 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! 😉
  9. 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.
  10. 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. ~ By 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:

The region added 88,000 jobs between 2002 and 2007, and is projected to add an additional 76,000 between 2009-2013.

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A Sampling of Homes for Sale in Portland

  1. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,967 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,916 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 1
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 1
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,310 sq ft
    Year built: 1904
    Parking spots: 1
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,247 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 1
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 3
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 704 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1956
    Parking spots: 1
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,007 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,315 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,552 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 51
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,104 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 95
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 42
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  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,730 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1912
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  16. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,116 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 1
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  17. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 1
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  18. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,246 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 1
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  19. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,352 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Parking spots: 1
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  20. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 3
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  21. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,343 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1927
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  22. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 1888
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  23. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2015
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  24. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,198 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,534 sqft
    Year built: 1958
    Parking spots: 1
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  25. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,225 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,306 sqft
    Year built: 2015
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See all Real estate in the city of Portland.
(all data current as of 7/6/2015)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999. The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent. We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers. I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

All rights reserved©

Moving to Portland

Moving to Portland

Moving to Portland and I did just that in July 1990. My family and I moved to the Metro Portland area from Los Angeles and it was probably the best move I’ve ever made. Of course, I was like any other buyer moving to Portland, I didn’t understand the lay of the land, I didn’t know about the commutes or traffic patterns and I certainly didn’t know the easiest way to get from Beaverton to Portland, but I acclimated.

Taking Pride in Helping Relocation Buyers With Their Move to Portland

When representing Buyers who are moving to Portland I take great pride in ensuring a few particulars:

  • My clients become acclimated to the Portland neighborhoods BEFORE they make a decision to purchase
  • My clients are familiar with unique Portland neighborhoods BEFORE they make a decision to purchase
  • My clients understand the Portland commute patterns during the morning and evening rush hours BEFORE they make a decision to purchase
  • Helping my clients identify Portland areas, Portland neighborhoods are a first priority . . . then honing in on properties that make sense to their life

No matter what your decisions might be for moving to Portland, the Portland Oregon area is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. From the Downtown Center City, drive due west for about one hour and hit the Oregon Coast. Not into the sand and salt-sea air? Drive about one hour due east and hit the slopes! Mt. Hood is opened yearlong. Are you into hiking, biking, and wine tasting?

So you’re contemplating a move to Portland, Oregon? Perhaps you’ve landed a job and are relocating due to employment related reasons? Or, maybe the affordable cost of living brings you to town, especially if you’re moving up from California, or heading west from the East Coast. You are in the right place. Portland has long been considered one of the nation’s top ten livable cities.

Currently, Portland is a leader in it’s usage of sustainable building practices in many condo projects

That’s just for starters. If you can name it, you’ll find it here or there but not very far from your reach.

If you’re not familiar with the lay of the land, your relocation to Portland should be considered an adventure. Where else can you see century old historic properties FOR SALE in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, for example.

The Portland area is divided into five rich and diverse neighborhoods of NE Portland, NW Portland, SE Portland, SW Portland and N Portland. Finding out about the areas is something I help my clients with. There is sure to be a place you can call home in a Portland Neighborhood that you like.

From the urban areas of NW (The Pearl District, The Alphabet Blocks) to the SW suburbs, I know the neighbors and have assisted many buyers as they were making their plans and moving to Portland. For an in-depth consultation about your plans to relocate to Portland, please feel free to contact me. Buyers Agent Portland’s Other Portland Metro Guides:

Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

Buyers Agent Portland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time

All rights reserved©

What You Need To Know When Moving From Los Angeles To Portland

What You Need To Know When Moving From Los Angeles To Portland

Moving From Los Angeles to Portland

Moving from Los Angeles to Portland  – In July 1990 I moved from Los Angeles to Portland!   I relocated to Portland area from Los Angeles and it was the best move I’ve ever made.  Of course, I didn’t understand the lay of the land or the commutes or the easiest way to get from Beaverton to Portland.  But . . . I learned.

Taking Pride in Helping Relocation Buyers With Their Move From Los Angeles to Portland

The Round Beaverton Central MAX Station
The Round Beaverton Central MAX Station

When representing Buyers moving from Los Angeles to Portland I take great pride in ensuring a few particulars:

  • My clients become acclimated to the Portland neighborhoods BEFORE they make a decision to purchase
  • My clients are familiar with unique Portland neighborhoods BEFORE they make a decision to purchase
  • My clients understand the Portland commute patterns during the morning and evening rush hours
  • Helping my clients identify Portland areas, Portland neighborhoods are a first priority . . . then honing in on properties that make sense to their life

What you Need to Know When Moving From Los Angeles to Portland

No matter what your decisions might be, the Portland Oregon area is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets. From the Downtown Center City, drive due west for about one hour and hit the Oregon Coast.

Not into the sand and salt-sea air? Drive about one hour due east and hit the slopes! Mt. Hood is opened yearlong. Are you into hiking, biking, and wine tasting?  We have it all!

So Are You Contemplating moving from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon?

Condos for sale in RiverPlacePerhaps you’ve landed a job and are relocating due to employment related reasons?

Or, maybe the affordable cost of living brings you to town, especially if you’re moving up from California, or heading west from the East Coast. You are in the right place. Portland has long been considered one of the nation’s top ten livable cities.

Currently, the Portland Metro area is a leader in it’s usage of sustainable building practices in many condo projects That’s just for starters. If you can name it, you’ll find it here or there but not very far from your reach.

If you’re not familiar with the lay of the land, moving to Portland should be considered an adventure. Where else can you see century old historic properties FOR SALE in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, for example. 

What You Need to Know When Moving From Los Angeles to Portland

The Lay of the Land

The Portland Metro real estate area is divided into five rich and diverse neighborhoods of

Finding out about the areas is something I help my clients with.

There are the suburbanite areas of the Portland Metro Real Estate market, and many of my clients who are moving from Los Angeles to Portland consider the following cities as well:

There is sure to be a place you can call home in a Portland Neighborhood that you like. From the urban areas of NW (The Pearl District, The Alphabet Blocks) to the SW suburbs, I know the neighbors and have assisted many buyers with their relocation move.

For an in-depth consultation about your plans to relocate to Portland, please feel free to contact me.

The Portland Metro real estate market draws a lot of people who are moving from Los Angeles to Portland.   We have a lot of people who relocate to the area from Los Angeles  to Portland for one reason:

COST OF LIVING

The price of housing is a lot cheaper here in Portland Metro.  When people are moving from Los Angeles to Portland, there are a lot of Buyers who cash out on their Los Angeles Area home and buy here . . . with money in the bank!

Wonderful Downtown

For those Buyers fortunate enough to live in the heart of Downtown Portland, and for those who want to live in the heart of Downtown Portland . . . I couldn’t envy you more.

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As with any Downtown area, Portland — when it comes to living spaces — the area is zoned “urban/high density.” High rises and condos comprise the immediate Downtown Portland real estate market. For those Buyers that want to “live where they work,” avoid commutes, enjoy the local Downtown amenities, Downtown is a consideration.

Homes For Sale in Portland

If you are considering a move from Los Angeles To Portland here are some homes for sale and what you might need to know when moving from Los Angeles to Portland is the price of the current housing market.

  1. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,967 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,916 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,969 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 1
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 9,583 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,442 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,503 sqft
    Year built: 1942
    Parking spots: 1
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,310 sq ft
    Year built: 1904
    Parking spots: 1
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,247 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,742 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 1
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,512 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,276 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 3
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,408 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1995
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,007 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 3,315 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,552 sqft
    Year built: 1938
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,852 sq ft
    Lot size: 5,662 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 51
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,104 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 95
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Walk Score®: 42
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  15. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,730 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1912
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  16. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,800 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,246 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 1
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  17. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,352 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1932
    Parking spots: 1
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  18. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,770 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 3
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  19. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,343 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1927
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  20. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,840 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,049 sqft
    Year built: 1888
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  21. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,117 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Parking spots: 2
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  22. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,218 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
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  23. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,796 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,791 sqft
    Year built: 1941
    Parking spots: 1
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Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

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Principal Broker/Owner

Buyers Agent Portland LLC
Direct: 503.810.7192

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The Alphabet Blocks in Portland

Where are the Alphabet Blocks in Portland?

Located in Portland’s NW section, the Alphabet Blocks in Portland are a group of streets beginning north of Burnside and continue heading north, alphabetically.

The Portland Alphabet Blocks is an ubur-trendy area known for restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, bookstores, second hand thrifts, pubs, pubs and more pubs.

 

The Alphabet Historic District, an area zoned for historic preservation running roughly from NW 24th Ave. to NW 2nd Ave., and from NW Vaughn St. to W Burnside St. It is named for the alphabetical progression of street names in the area and in 2000 was added to the National Register of Historic Places – Wikipedia

The Alphabet Blocks located in the NW District of Portland comprises:

  • NW 23rd Ave is dubbed “Trendy-Third”, this major shopping street is lined with swanky clothing boutiques and other upscale retail, mixed with cafes and restaurants. This area is also known as Uptown (particularly its southern end near W Burnside St.) and includes Nob Hill (centered on NW 23rd Ave. and NW Lovejoy St.).
  • NW 21st Ave. The neighborhood’s other main commercial district is a dining and entertainment destination, with popular restaurants, an independent film theater, and numerous bars, pubs, and nightclubs.

How Did Portland Alphabet Blocks Come to Be?

Maybe . . . and I’m only taking a guess . . . for the ease of locating  an address.

Let’s take an address, any address 2105 NW Hoyt, for example.  The Portland City Planners of yore developed a nice block/address identifying system.

  • Burnside St. is a great divider.  Burnside dissects Portland north and south.
  • The Willamette River is the other great divider. It dissects Portland east and west.

“B” is for Beginning the Alphabet Blocks

Portland Alphabet Blocks begins with “B” for “Burnside

I think Alder might be the missing “A” block, but it doesn’t run the length of Portland as Burnside St.

Portland is Divided Into Five Quadrants

NW Portland : Streets NORTH of the Burnside and WEST of the Willamette river

SW Portland : Streets SOUTH of the Burnside and WEST of the river

NE Portland : Streets NORTH of the Burnside and EAST of the river

SE Portland : Streets SOUTH of the Burnside and EAST of the river

N Portland : Streets NORTH of Burnside and EAST of the COLUMBIA RIVER

 

So Exactly Where Are Portland’s Alphabet Blocks?

The Alphabet Blocks in Portland are located on the NORTHWEST side of Burnside St.

Alder (which doesn’t run / transverse the City as Burnside), Burnside, Couch (pronounced COO-ch), Davis, Everett, Flanders, Glisan, Hoyt, Irving, Johnson, Kearney, Lovejoy, Marshall, Northrup, Overton, Pettygrove, Quimby, Raleigh, Savier, Thurman, Upshur, Vaughn, Wilson . . . and X Y Z apparently didn’t exist in those days of yore — since we don’t have any more Alphabet Block street names for those renegade letters.

How Do the Street Numbers Come Into “Play” with the Alphabet Blocks?

Using the Willamette River as the starting point, all streets running perpendicular to the river are numbered.  Beginning with FIRST AVE. — Both on the EAST and WEST sides of the River.

SW First Ave. is WEST of Burnside, one block up from the river, southside.

2105 NW Hoyt is 21 blocks WEST of the river, north side of Burnside

Easy as ABC, 123 . . .

Map of the Alphabet Blocks in Portland NW District

 
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Current Homes for Sale in the Aphabet Blocks

  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 4,123 sq ft
    Lot size: 2,178 sqft
    Year built: 2001
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The Alphabet Blocks are Located in Zip Code 97209

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,038 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 2
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  2. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 563 sq ft
    Year built: 1923
    Parking spots: 1
    Walk Score®: 97
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,402 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,613 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 0 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 300 sq ft
    Year built: 1918
    Walk Score®: 97
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  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,280 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  7. 7 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 10,393 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
    Year built: 1904
    Parking spots: 4
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  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,299 sq ft
    Year built: 1925
    Parking spots: 1
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  9. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,492 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 1
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  10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 895 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 1
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  11. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 778 sq ft
    Year built: 1910
    Parking spots: 1
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  12. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,032 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 1
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Buyers Agent Portland – Buyer Focused ~~ Buyer Results

Buyers Agent Portland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.  The brokerage only represents Home Buyers and never home sellers. If you’re looking for a home anywhere in the Portland Metro area, there is no better representation than an Exclusive Buyers Agent.  We assist investors, folks relocating to Portland area, those moving to Portland in-state, home buyers who are looking to down-size or move-up and of course . . . love working with first-time buyers.  I help Buyers in the Portland Metro market find exactly what they need in the Tri-County markets of Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Washington County, as well Portland cities including but not limited to:

When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.

Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work at real estate brokerages that take listings!

An EBA’s fiduciary duty is: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyers Agent Portland LLC
14845 SW Murray Scholls Blvd, #110-518
Beaverton, OR 97007

Direct: 503.810.7192

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