So glad you have decided to move to Portland. Our city and region are truly jewels in the Pacific Northwest. Portland is a compact city; easy to navigate, with short driving times. I get most anywhere in the city in 20 minutes. Portland is an old city with fabulous established neighborhoods, regional traditions and an active arts community. Neighborhoods vary greatly; offering a wide choice; quiet treed streets of older homes, vibrant urban core of shops restaurants and condominiums, artsy bungalows in walking distance to locally owned businesses and more. With “big city” attractions such as the Portland Trail Blazers Basket Ball, Portland Timbers Soccer, The Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center and multi-national companies such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Intel, the Portland area has much to offer. In addition, the creative class has given rise to many start ups and innovative businesses. Voodoo Doughnuts, the Church of Elvis, the local food movement and neighborhood farmer’s markets give Portland its quirky, friendly hometown feel.
Oregon is an outdoors oriented State, and for good reason. We’ve got it all, or almost; fabulous scenic coastline, dry powder skiing, lush old growth forests, high desert plateaus. Golf, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, water skiing, cycling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, kite flying, snowboarding, cross country skiing, skijoring, soccer, tennis, croquet, surfing, sea kayaking, bocce ball, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, kick ball, dodge ball, and on and on. Most all of what is listed here in available within 2-3 hours of Portland. Oh and don’t forget Mt St Helens, the quite active volcano, the Painted Hills, Columbia Gorge, Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Pickathon, Pendleton Roundup, Wallowa mountains, Mt Rainier, Mt Hood, Olympic National Park, Crater Lake and are in within a day’s drive.
Let’s get going and get you settled in Portland, so you can get out and have some fun.