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Oregon, OR

Please make sure you have a job lined up. I'm meeting a lot of people who are having to move back to other states or are really struggling because most places don't pay past $10--12 (even bank tellers, medical/nurse aids) and if you have a family to feed without any plans in sight moving here might not be a good idea. The housing assistance list has a long wait---so if you plan on moving here "for an easy ride" it might take a while. Most Jobs require a current Oregon ID and license/background check as well----so if you're illegal, you will have a hard time finding a job. 66% of us voted against gving illegals drivers licenses----Portland progressives might want illegals here but the majority of us DO NOT. Portland is great for progressives but the rest of the state is strict and law enforcement are quick to do their jobs without pity. We are "down the middle" as far as politics go. In a nutshell: Oregon wages are VERY low. Rents are very high and employers are picky. Property taxes are very expensive. I would not recomment moving here unless you have a career and a job lined up. I was lucky enough to be able to transfer with my company. PLAN AHEAD, don't move here on a whim. The other reviews are right about the weather----cloudy, rainy, snow isnt too bad but we get a lot of icy roads (esp around Salem)

Albany, OR

Albany resident. - 7/6/2019
The other reviews are pretty accurate and I live in Albany. Law enforcement is AMAZING here---there is usually a Sheriff's car or truck on every corner. If you are a criminal or want to hide from the law here, bad idea. One dispatcher told me you can call them over "anything." Having small children this is important to me. Not a good place for illegals either, my current job required a 10 year background history of where I was living as do most jobs. The sports are great, U of O is the best, and check out Frankie's restaurant over the bridge. Novak's is great too. The only downside is LOTS of rain and gray skies but what do you want this is Oregon.

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