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Old 08-02-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ah, but there is a big Safeway across the street from the Lloyd center. With one of those grocery carts she should be able to make it with ice cream in an insulated bag at a brisk walk.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I love safeway, We don't have one here in Boise. When I lived in Rapid City, SD we had 3 of them. They had the coolest grocery store decor ever!

I'll have a car by the time I move down there. It's fine, I don't mind having my personal car in the big city. I just like to know my options for my boyfriend seeing as how he likes to walk everywhere and use a car as little as possible (unless it's on big distances).

Also, I don't care exactly WHERE in the city I live as long as it's not on the outskirts of town. I wouldn't mind living in the SW or SE part or NE or near Forest Park.

I will be posting a list of apartments soon that look like my style and then you all can help guide me from there.

Who can tell me more about forest park? Maybe post some pics?
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Eh, 'forest park' is huge!!! It starts at Hgy 26 (Zoo and Washington Park) and runs along the west hills to about St. John's Bridge - miles. There are various named areas such as the Hoyt Arboretum, Balch Canyon and the like. Use Google and take a look. The City of Portland Park Bureau website should also have a map with trails.

You won't find many apartment buildings with air conditioning in the vicinity, nature provides the air conditioning.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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You won't find many apartment buildings with air conditioning in the vicinity, nature provides the air conditioning.
As long as I'm not in an apartment that is over 80 degrees. I'll be fine to fine somewhere without air conditioning.

I take it that there is not a need for that in Portland unlike here in boise, where it can get to about 104 in a day?
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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80-ish is not uncommon in August. Once I remember hearing that in a typical year we had 6 days 100+, 6 days with snow on the ground. 104 happens, but rarely. A clear view of the sky to the west will be warmer in the summer than a south exposure. Ideally you want trees shading west windows.

If it is hot in the Willamette Valley just head for the coast where it is virtually guaranteed to be foggy.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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ok what are the bad things about portland that I should be aware of?
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Rain. Oh, and did I mention rain?
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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when i lived in Portland, i lived NE Glisan in the Art Deco-Del Rey Apartments. I am moving back to Ptown but cant seem to find Del Rey online anywhere in the APT search.

the management was great, clean, cool place to live , close to Sandy Blvd and the buses, and other close in things.

esp my fav mexican cafe--Esparza
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Excuse me,
Did you mean this place near NE 26th on Glisan:
Fileel Rey Apartments (Portland, OR).JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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They are so cute!

Because the OP once lived there and has the address the current ownership information should be findable on PortlandMaps.
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