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Pros

-Attractive downtown
-Arts and culture
-Educated population

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Cost of living
-Clouds and rain


What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area


Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown.


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Quick Facts About Portland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Portland is 4.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have Increased by 2.88 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 40.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Portland's population is 632,309 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 44.59 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Portland is $380,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 34.60%.
    SCHOOLS
    Portland public schools spend $12,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Portland.

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  12/1/2017
Only paradise if you're a queer hippie

Moved from SoCal to Portland. After 1 year, I'm hating it and planning to leave. Oregon is gorgeous. If you're into outdoor sports, it's a forest paradise but that comes... (Read More)

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  11/19/2017
Loathed Portland

I moved to Portland for love. I honestly thought I would like the city, and would be able to tolerate the weather. I was so dead wrong on both accounts. At first glance... (Read More)

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  8/28/2017
Too many problems

Infrastructure is weak with terrible city government not doing anything to improve it. In recent years so many people have moved here and there are a number of big... (Read More)

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