Are you moving to Portland OR?
Not to be confused with moving to Portland Maine — This is an overview in consideration of moving to Portland Oregon.
BREAKING NEWS — June 2015 Study: Oregon No. 2 Fasest Growing Economy Oregon is one of the fastest growing economies in the Nation!
- GDP growth: 4.7 percent
- Real 2011 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 2015 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 2011 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 26,300 in Portland, dominate the durable goods manufacturing industry. This can be attributed to a reverse offshoring 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
Search Homes for Sale in Portland
$469,900 : 4026 N Castle AVE, Portland3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
$439,900 : 2724 SE 70th AVE, Portland1 bed, 1 full, 1 half baths
$1,100,000 : 2828 NW Birkendene ST, Portland5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$295,000 : 2566 NW Lovejoy ST, Unit 6, Portland0 beds, 1 full bath
$299,900 : 8443 SW 52nd AVE, Portland3 beds, 1 full bath
$369,900 : 8260 N Wayland AVE, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$525,000 : 2015 SE 45th AVE, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$395,000 : 3775 SE 9th AVE, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$369,900 : 12314 NE Fremont ST, Portland3 beds, 3 full baths
$399,999 : 6445 SE 87th AVE, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$248,800 : 2344 SE 112th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
$350,000 : 1717 N Dekum ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$575,000 : 5408 NE 14th PL, Portland3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
$349,950 : 5000 SE 59th AVE, Portland3 beds, 1 full bath
$399,900 : 7014 N Lancaster AVE, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$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
$267,500 : 18220 NE Everett ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$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
$625,000 : 6118 NE 12th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 half 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
See all Real estate in the city of Portland.
(all data current as of 8/30/2016)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
What’s the Weather in Portland?
Anyone moving to Portland will want to know about Portland weather. The beautiful Pacific NW is lush and green and that’s because God leaves the sprinklers on!
Current Weather in Portland
The Four Seasons of Portland
Portland experiences a temperate climate with mild, damp winters and relatively dry, warm summers. Like much of the Pacific Northwest, it falls within the cool, dry-summer also referred to as cool-summer Mediterranean, because of its relatively dry summers. If you’re moving to Portland, we have all 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. Because of its inland location and when there is an absence of a sea breeze, heatwaves occur (in particular during the months of July and August) with air temperatures sometimes rising over 100°F but 90°F is more commonplace. But heatwaves are rare, occurring, on average, about 14 days per year during the summer. 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.
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 – 2007, and is projected to add an additional 76,000 between 2009-2013.
Entertainment and Recreation in Portland
WOW – where do I begin? You’re moving to Portland and want to know what to do.
- For chidlren: The Saturday Academy, Oregon’s Children’s Theatre, OMSI, Oregon Zoo, THPRD (Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District) just for starters.
- For the chidlren in all of us: Hiking trails, biking trails, Farmer’s markets, Portland theatre companies (live theatre), wonderful restaurants, driving to the Oregon coast, skiing at Mt. Hood (one of the nation’s all-year skiing resorts) . . . oh the things you can do after moving to Portland.
- Sports teams: The Portland Trailblazers (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS), Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Urban Planning in the Portland Area
Many people moving to Portland aren’t aware of the extensive planning that has gone on in year’s past, and continues to evolved. METRO is our premeire source of all things related to keeping the region green and pristine. Metro is an elected regional, local governmental body that has dedicated itself to the establishment and maintenance a the vibrant, sustainable region for business, residents and community.
If you’re moving to Portland with children of school age requires some due diligence on the areas school districts.
- Portland Public Schools
- Beaverton Public Schools
- Hillsboro Public Schools
- Tigard-Tualatin Public Schools
- Lake Oswego Public Schools
- Clackamas Public Schools
If you’re moving to Portland and would like information on the private schools in the area, please let me know. We have secular and non-secular private schools which are very highly rated. The Oregon Department of Education keeps a yearly “Report Card” for Districts throughout the State.
Moving to Portland . . . where do I begin?
Map of Portland
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:
- Beaverton homes for sale
- Tigard homes for sale
- Hillsboro homes for sale
- Lake Oswego homes for sale
- Portland homes for sale
When you’re ready, talk to an Exclusive Buyers Agent.
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Buyers Agent Portland LLC
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