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
$369,900 : 1709 NE Rosa Parks WAY, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$319,900 : 10929 SE Liebe CT, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$249,900 : 19124 NE Holladay PL, Portland3 beds, 1 full bath
$285,000 : 18455 NW Winema CT, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$324,800 : 11435 SW 35th AVE, Portland3 beds, 3 full baths
$400,000 : 4236 SE 37th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$419,900 : 926 NE 67th AVE, Portland4 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$238,900 : 8827 SE Washington ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$569,900 : 1913 N Schofield ST, Portland5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$284,000 : 6104 SE Nehalem ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$569,900 : 5627 SW Taylors Ferry RD, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$259,990 : 11405 SE Ash CT, Portland5 beds, 2 full baths
$485,000 : 5805 NE 32nd AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$569,900 : 1921 N Schofield ST, Portland5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$275,000 : 5225 SW Oleson RD, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$438,900 : 3015 NE 61st AVE, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$515,950 : 3528 SE Alder ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$1,225,000 : 841 SW Gaines ST ,Unit 2106, Portland2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$615,000 : 6635 SE Ivon ST, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$334,500 : 2323 SW Park PL ,Unit 704, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$395,000 : 905 N Harbour DR ,Unit #15, Portland3 beds, 3 full baths
$519,900 : 1805 N Kilpatrick ST, Portland3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$345,000 : 2956 SE Tacoma ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$229,900 : 8534 NE Sacramento ST, Portland3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$569,900 : 4835 NE Rodney AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$289,000 : 2260 SE 103rd DR, Portland3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$359,950 : 9512 N Syracuse ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$272,500 : 1730 SW Harbor WAY ,Unit 305, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$329,900 : 11738 SE Brookside DR, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$269,000 : 843 SE 147th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$319,900 : 4791 N Vanderbilt ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$499,000 : 1209 SW 6th AVE ,Unit 704, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$570,000 : 17715 NW Country DR, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$525,000 : 5510 SW Illinois ST, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$375,000 : 6710 NW 163rd AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$450,000 : 1540 SE Martins ST ,Unit D, Portland2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$399,900 : 414 NE 72nd AVE, Portland4 beds, 1 full bath
$269,900 : 5016 NE Alberta ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$995,000 : 2981 NW Monte Vista TER, Portland4 beds, 3 full baths
$379,947 : 15113 NE Fremont ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$495,000 : 416 NW 13th AVE ,Unit 309, Portland1 bed, 1 full bath
$385,000 : 5404 SE Gladstone ST, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$260,000 : 11944 SE Mill CT, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
$324,995 : 15947 NW French LN, Portland3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$215,000 : 9335 SW Brooks Bend PL, Portland2 beds, 2 full baths
$365,000 : 4806 N Gantenbein AVE, Portland4 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
$310,000 : 3450 SE 128th AVE, Portland3 beds, 2 full baths
$275,000 : 9735 NE Wygant ST, Portland2 beds, 1 full bath
$289,000 : 15235 NE Clackamas ST, Portland4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$325,000 : 7330 SE 113th AVE, Portland4 beds, 2 full baths
See all Real estate in the city of Portland.
(all data current as of 11/25/2015)
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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