Portland, Oregon 

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Pretty to visit, come with a well paying job - 2/24/2020
Come here with a well paying job lined up already and prepare for rain, but more of a misty rain, not real rain. I've lived in several cities across the US and they all have their own pros and cons, this is only my opinions compared to other places I have lived.
The job market in Portland is odd in that there are plenty of jobs but not plenty of well paying jobs to offset the cost of living. Consequently you have a large population base that would love to have everything for free. On the other hand, there are a few large employers who do pay well, if you can get in the door. These are the same companies that have large legal departments that get them out of paying the large amount of taxes levied on the smaller businesses and employees in Oregon. If you enjoy the outdoors, there is no place prettier then the gorge when its sunny. So you have 3 months of the year when everyone that owns a camper gets to a campground every weekend. Lots of hiking to enjoy. A freezing cold Read More

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Used to be a nice place to live - 2/18/2020
I moved into the area more than 30 years ago. Coming from the Midwest, which I thought was pretty hick, although I liked it, the first thing I said when I arrived was dang, this place is more hick than the Midwest - sort of meant as a back-handed compliment. I really wanted to just find a lovely place with a pleasant, and not extreme, climate. This was it.

But as the years have gone by and layer upon layer of oppressive government and endless fees and taxes have piled up I am ready to move on. The Portland schools were not good, and it was an open secret that bad teachers were shuffled to the minority schools and any good ones were moved to serve the more affluent neighborhoods - still going on today.

We moved to Happy Valley, which had much, much, much better schools for our kids and lower taxes and cheaper housing prices. When our kids went to college the universities they applied at commented that they were coming from a top-notch school system and Read More

Antifa and Homelessness, name a more iconic duo - 2/3/2020
Home to Antifa, what more do you need to Read More

Portland is only for the rich now. - 2/3/2020
Unless you have a lot of money to buy a house in a good neighborhood., don't move here. The city has gone down the tubes in the last 10 years or so, as have all the cities on the west coast. Homelessness is everywhere and crime is skyhigh. The local government is useless and police aren't allowed to do anything about the addicts camping out everywhere and trashing all open spaces. It is so sad to see what was a great place to live become what it is now and I don't know how it will be turned Read More

sucks - 12/14/2019
i hate it it is so stupid wouldnt recomend Read More

The people are bigger drips than the rain. - 10/22/2019
Here's your weather: It's either raining, fixing to rain, or just stopped raining (for a short while). There's two or three months of beautiful summer, then nine more months of grey, soggy gloom. Very depressing. The people are more depressing than the weather. Everyone is borderline depressed and grumpy. Why do you think there are so many coffee shops in Portland? A lot of delusional boosters too. Sorry, it's far from being a great city. Downtown and the whole Burnside area is a dangerous, dirty dump. And so racist! I'm from Mississippi, but these folks bring racism to a world class level. Very politically correct too. Those people are just white yuppie snobs, NOT liberals. Portland wouldn't know a real liberal if they bit them on the......The housing prices are insane. MAX is a joke. It screeches and jerks along so slow, I felt like slowly waving to the pedestrians (who were walking faster than we were going) as if I were in a parade. Drug addicts and homeless are everywhere. Not Read More
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its good - 9/5/2019
enough Read More

Homeless Drug Addict Utopia; Hell for Families - 9/3/2019
We've lived here for 4 years, transplants from Seattle, and can't wait to move away,

A homeless woman lives on the playground of my daughter's school in downtown Portland. Sometimes she assaults 1st graders (the youngest group on that playground,) causing injuries and forcing the school to go into lock-down. The police refuse to remove her "because that would violate her rights." Children in Portland have no right not to be assaulted and are often targets of Rose City Antifa scare tactics.

Antifa likes to chase small children with weapons if they see them downtown.

If you are on hard drugs, sleep exclusively outdoors, and use public walk-ways as a toilet Portland welcomes you with open arms.

Otherwise, you should feel shame because you are probably inconveniencing a drug addicted homeless person, a.k.a. someone who matters more than you, at least in Read More

Don't move here - 8/19/2019
Lifelong Portland/area resident, 40 years. Understand the city of Portland holds sway over the PDX Metro area and the state of Oregon.

Pros: Still the cheapest major metro area on the west coast. So if you need to live on a coast, this might be for you.

Weather - very mild climate. Yes, it rains a lot. It rains from October until June. June to August is summer, sometimes into September. Summer can get hot for 10-15 days total, temps approaching or over 100. But it's not humid. Some years it does snow for a week here and there in winter. Below freezing temps are usually fairly limited. It's overcast/gray a lot of the time.

Cons: Housing costs. Entry level is about 400K. You can go lower than that if you are willing to live east of I-205 north of Foster Rd. A house that's 250K in much of the midwest or southern U.S. is 500K in the Portland area. The urban growth boundary has artificially restricted housing growth for 3 decades. A residential Read More

Racist as it gets. - 8/11/2019
I am disgusted that Portland is so racist, and so protective of racism. Oregon is the home to 11 separate hate groups, and ALL of them are based in Portland. I was shocked to learn this. Skin Heads, Neo Nazi's, you name it. And the wages are low compared to housing. With a MEDIAN home price of $430,000+, there is no way to buy a home on a normal income. The place just seems to attract the nut jobs as well. Not my idea of home. Read More

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