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Living in Portland
Discover what life in Portland is really like from locals who live here
Sharing our first hand insight into the neighborhoods of Portland OR
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Cities in Oregon
Discover cities outside of Portland that are just as great to live!
Real Estate in Portland
Giving our advice & best tips on the real estate market in Portland OR
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Check out our latest blog posts all about living in Portland and the surrounding areas right here.
Cost of living in Salem, Oregon
Looking at moving to Salem, OR? You may be interested in the many fiscal benefits. We’re breaking down the cost of living in Salem, Oregon, compared to Portland.
Living in Milwaukie, Oregon
Milwaukie Oregon is a suburb of Portland that’s just now becoming more popular, and for good reason. Learn why Milwaukie is a great area.
10 Things you don't know about living in Portland, Oregon
In order to know if you should live in Portland, you need to know these 10 things that most newcomers don’t know about Portland, Oregon.
Living in Bend vs Portland, Oregon
Bend or Oregon? Both are incredible places to live – Get the insight you need to choose between living in Bend versus Portland, Oregon.
12 Reasons everyone is moving to Lake Oswego
Lake Oswego has quickly become a top suburb in the Portland Metro area – here are 12 reasons why everyone loves it & is moving to Lake Oswego
Everything you need to know about moving to Vancouver, Washington
Considering moving to Vancouver, Washington? Read this to find everything you need to know about the area of Vancouver, WA.
Living in the Pearl District
Discover why the Pearl District is one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Portland, Oregon Metro.
6 Best Views in Portland, OR
Discover Portland’s most incredible views and the neighborhoods that give you access to them – these are the six best views in PDX!
Pros & Cons of living in Salem, Oregon
We’re sharing the pros & cons about what it’s like to live in Salem, Oregon, so that you can decide if this charming city is right for you.
Top 3 Secret Neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon
These three secret neighborhoods of Portland Oregon are still considered to be ‘secret’ or ‘undiscovered’ by many looking to move to the area
Top 3 Favorite Fastest Growing Cities in Portland OR
These three cities in Portland are quickly expanding to be the best ares to live in the Portland Metro area.
Pros & Cons of Living in Bend, Oregon
The Pros of living in Bend Oregon far outweigh the cons. Gorgeous scenery, plenty to do & a growing job scene all make Bend OR a great place to live.
Buying a House as a Veteran
All of the most recent requisites for obtaining a VA loan without the headache. It can actually be surprisingly easy to get & use!
Top 7 Fastest-Growing Neighborhoods in Portland
Buying a home in Portland is a good investment & in order to make a great investment you should know the fastest growing neighborhoods of PDX
7 Tips to Save a Ton of Money when Moving to Portland
It’s true that costs for moving can rack up quickly, which is why we’re sharing our 7 best tips for saving money when moving to Portland, OR.
9 Best Portland Suburbs to Live in
Portland’s suburbs have so much to offer, especially if you’re looking for more space that’s also more affordable. Here are Portland’s 9 best suburbs.
The Cost of Living in Hillsboro, Oregon
The cost of living in Hillsboro Oregon is wonderfully afforadable, which has made it one of THE fastest growing areas in Portland Metro area.
Portland's Top New Luxury Homes
Check out Portland Newest Luxury Homes! Our evaluation of the “Street of Dreams” beautiful luxury homes in the Portland Metro area.
Best Neighborhoods in Portland to move to with a Family
Want to know the best neighborhoods to live in Portland, Oregon, with a family? We found the top 5 best & safest neighborhoods for families in PDX.
The 5 Worst Things about Living in Portland, OR
The Portland Metro area is incredbible, but like anywhere else it has it’s cons. We’re addressing the 5 worst things about living in Portland.
76 Ways to Prep Your Portland Home to Sell
Is the thought of the prep you’ll need to sell your home overwhelming? We’ve put together an epic list of 76 ways you can prep your Portland home to sell
How much does it rain in Portland ?
The weather in Portland is a hot topic. Does it rain every day in PDX? Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t rain all day, every day in Portland.
What You Need to Know About Buying an Older Home in Portland
Many older Portland houses are full of charm, but also full of surprises. We’re discussing what you need to know about buying an older home in Portland.
Top 10 Best Neighborhoods to Live in Vancouver, Washington
There are tons of Vancouver WA neighborhoods that have become popular with young families & retirees relocating here. Discover the best spot for you!
17 things to know before moving to Vancouver Washington
Everything you need to know before you move to Vancouver, WA- this city is perfect for anyone looking for a beautiful place to live.
Buying a house in Portland Oregon, is Portland in a recession?
Wondering about the volatility of the housing market in Portland OR? We sat down with Noah Blanton, one of the top economists in PDX, to discuss all questions related to the Portland housing market
5 things you must do before you move to Portland Oregon
We’ve been helping people relocate to Portland for years & have come up with 5 things that you absolutely MUST do before moving here.
24 Top Things to do in Portland, OR
There are endless things to do in Portland, Oregon. Our city has more to do than most visitors will have the time to find – check it out!
West Portland Oregon
West PDX is an absolute hidden gem just outside of the city. Perfect for families & professionals, this is a spot where you’ll find plenty of real estate perks
18 things Portlander's know that newcomers won’t understand
If you’re a Portland newcomer or are planning to move to PDX, bookmark this page because there is quite a bit that make this city a unique place to live.
Renting vs Buying in Portland, Oregon
“Should I rent or buy a house in Portland, Oregon?” A question many ask themselves when moving to Portland – and we have all the info for you to answer it!
Retiring in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
We’re going into the nuts & bolts on retiring in either of these cities & why you might choose to retire in one over the other.
What is it like to live in Portland Oregon?
Portland has a reputation for being a quirky city in the Pacific Northwest, learn more about the city that has developed an aura in today’s pop culture.
Living in Sherwood, Oregon
Sherwood, Oregon – a top city in the U.S., and only a short drive to Portland – find out why yournext move should be to this luxury & affordable city.
Top 3 FAQ's Answered about Moving to PDX
We’re diving into the top 3 Frequently Asked Questions we get from people who are looking for advice on moving to Portland, Oregon
3 Reasons Portland Sucks to Live in
Here are major complaints about PDX that we hear time & again, that are blown way out of proportion. If you’re thinking about moving to Portland, read this.
Six Steps to Moving to Portland
Follow our simple 6 steps for moving to Portland & you’ll find your move to be a stress free event that you can look forward to.
Top 5 Neighborhoods in Vancouver, WA
Across the river from Portland, lies Vancouver, WA-an incredible place to live, work, play, & raise a family. Check out the TOP neighborhoods to live here!
8 tips what NOT to do when buying a home in Portland Oregon
We’re helping to demystify some of the larger elements that could have an impact when you go to close on your dream home in Portland, OR
Cost of Living in PDX vs California
Thousands of people leave California for Portland each year – Find out what makes living in Portland, Oregon, so appealing.
6 Simple Steps to Moving to Vancouver, WA
Considering moving to Vancouer, Washington? If so, follow our 6 easy steps for a seamless transition to find your new home!
What’s it like moving to PDX?
Learn about the moving journey of one Portland family – their experiences compared to expectations and what newcomers looking to move can prepare for
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Living in Vancouver Washington vs. Portland Oregon
Is Oregon better than Washington or the other way around? We’ve sought out the pros and cons of living in Vancouver, WA compared to Portland, OR.
Top 3 'Hoods' in North Portland
If you’re looking into moving to Portland, you have a lot of different neighborhoods to choose from – discover North Portlands best neighborhoods to live in
Happy Valley Oregon Cost Of Living
Just East of Portland, Happy Valley, Oregon can get you a lot more house for your money; without compromising on atmosphere or style.
The BEST Place to live in the Center of Portland
We’re going to go in-depth and show you a place that’s right in the middle of everything & the different styles of living available in central Portland.
Top 5 Hottest 'Hoods' in Portland
Want to know what the hottest neighborhoods are in this fast-growing city? We made a list of the best neighborhoods to live in the Portland area.
TOP 5 Best Neighborhoods in Portland
Sharing the top 5 best neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, including the types of housing found there, walkability, & things to do in each neighborhood.
8 Portland Myths Debunked
Over the years, quite a few myths have surfaced about Portland, Oregon. So, we thought it only right that we share some of these myth-busting truths.
Cost of Living in PDX vs Seattle, WA
Only 3 hours drive from each other, Portland & Seattle have many differences between each other. Most importantly, the vast difference in cost of living.
TOP 5 Neighborhoods in Southeast Portland
Known for its diverse range of neighborhoods, the Southeast area of Portland offers something for everyone. Check out the best neighborhoods in SE Portland.
TOP 5 Neighborhoods in Northeast Portland
One of Portland’s top sought after areas to live in, check out our recommendations for places to live when looking to purchase a home.
How much money for you need to Buy a home in Portland?
Homes in Portland, Oregon are selling much faster than the national average. We’re sharing what it takes to find your dream home in Portland.
TOP 5 Places to Live on the West Side of Portland
There are many neighborhoods and suburbs to select from on the West side of the Willamette River. Here are our top 5 suggestions for home owners.
Living in Lake Oswego
Glimpse into Oregon’s highly sought after area, Lake Oswego. Check out why it’s one of the most livable cities in the U.S.
The Cost of Living in Portland, Oregon
How much does it cost to live in Portland, Oregon? We break down the major costs to give an accurate view on living in Portland.
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