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I Love Portland, Oregon and Want to Move There

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Wonderful City, But Not For All. . .

    This was my feeling 5 years ago.  Portland is an amazing city.  I moved here from Northern California (SF Bay Area) with my then boyfriend and 14 y/o daughter.  Perfect place to raise a kid and lots of "couple things" to do.  Outdoor concerts...
    BrwnEyes007 BrwnEyes007 51-55 5 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I move to Tualatin, OR

    which is right near Portland in 10 days! I have some friends who live there and they love it! I have never been there myself but all the research I have done made me fall in love! Any advice or personal experiences that would help?
    Jesseeka09 Jesseeka09 22-25, F Mar 22, 2014

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    A One Time Encounter With Portland Made A Huge Impression On Me

    About five years ago, I helped my friend move from the Midwest to Portland for a new job.  It was an adventure and I was more than happy to help, and when we arrived in Portland, it instantly made an impression.   It was sooooo green and beautiful and so different that this...
    Dewey1220 Dewey1220 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Well right out side of there like maybe Welches

    or zig zag okay that's aways away but lol I don't care I love that place
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 19, 2014

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    I Moved Here Recently...

    I have recently become a resident of Portland. I don't know anyone here, but so far I love it. If anyone would like to go hiking, catch a movie, or hang out, message me!
    rendersix rendersix 31-35, M Apr 17, 2013

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    Hmm a I have never been to Oregon

    but I've seen pictures & done my research... I think it's the perfect place for me weather wise and it has way more to do then where I am from... It's a beautiful place.... I was also considering Washington.. Not sure what town/city in Oregon just more so just a thought but I...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    I miss living in Portland.

    That's it. I loved it there
    Mattgreider Mattgreider 22-25 Jan 29, 2014

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    Oregon

    I've never actually been to Oregon but have seen pictures and spoken to people who have been there..i dont know what it is but something draws me to that place...i know it sounds strange but it's true
    CullenzChik CullenzChik 26-30 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    Recent Visit

    I recently visited Portland Oregon to hang out with my best friend for four days. I really enjoyed her company, and the city that she lives in. Portland wasn't nearly as conservative as the town I grew up in. It felt country, until you got down town. I really loved it there, and...
    creativefungilady creativefungilady 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Missing Portland

    I lived in Portland for 7 years.  I thought I hated it.  I really hated my job.  I think about going back all the time, but I don't know if I could find a job unless I go back to the same wretched company I used to work for.
    snugglebunny156 snugglebunny156 31-35, F Feb 16, 2008

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    Moving Home

    I was born & raised in Portland, but have been living in West Texas for 7 yrs. On a recent trip home to visit for the holidays, I decided its time to move home. I should leave for the Rose City on or around March 1, 2008. I'm looking for a job there on the internet as much as...
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2008

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    I used to live in Portland,

    it's my favorite city ever. You know how people say, "I left my heart in San Francisco" ? Well, I live in San Francisco and that isn't applicable, for me. I left my heart in Portland. From the way the river looks on a gloomy morning, to the smell of rain and wet soil.. Sauvie's...
    EPKimi EPKimi 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    so I've been there TWICE, both times volunteering to help the community after Katrina. & I love it so much. IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL & THE ENVIRONMENT MADE ME SO HAPPY. THE AIR FELT SO...
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    I hate feeling so empty and lonely. How can I still love someone that lied to me n betrayed me over and over for 5 yrs? No one knows how often I just sit in my house everyday...
    rideordie77 rideordie77 36-40, F Mar 13

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    Well yes, after me putting up with him all these years he decided its time to move on, i always got the sense that he didnt love me as much as i did, he said he did way too much...
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    Nope. Not in this lifetime. As much as I've always known that I love to have the companion of a dog or a cat, I have known that I do NOT want kids. I didn't even like kids for a...
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    I'm 21 and I still live with my mom and sister. Pathetic right? The part of Ohio I'm from is... Terrible. They'll racist, sexist and druggie homophobes. It's no place for anyone...
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