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Old 08-10-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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OIT (http://www.oit.edu/) has a better reputation than ITT Tech, at least in Oregon, from what I've heard. But I also have never heard anything negative about ITT Tech, either. That's my only opinion on that.

Salem is the state capitol and it seems like there is a demand for Information Technology positions. I am a state worker and every time I check on jobs, there are always several listed. I know nothing of Portland, but I'm sure, being much bigger than Salem, there is also a large private sector I.T. job market there.

As far as land, I would think Salem would be a better bet than Portland. I don't know about the laws regarding animals, but you could find a large sprawl on the outskirts of South Salem or the outskirts of West Salem that would accomodate you, I'm sure. Then again, there are several multi-acre homes within city limits (especially in Keizer) that I regularly see horses and chickens on, so you're not limited to the outer limits.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You are moving to the 'Silicon Forest', as some would say you won't be in Kansas any more. We have professionals and technicians here from the Silicon Valley. Employer's expectations and the quality of applicants for technology positions is high. You will be passed over with ITT Tech on your resume but will receive a look with OTI. Portland State University is a very good school but if tech is what interests you OTI is the school to attend whether or not you hope to attain a Bachelor's degree.

Because Salem is evidently an option for your SO take a look at Oregon State in Corvallis. Keep in mind, however, that there are fewer tech employment opportunities around Salem.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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I would suggest Portland. I really dislike Salem, the way the town is set up just really bothers me and for a city its size there is nothing to do. It reminds me of the cities in Ohio.
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