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Old 12-06-2010, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I would rule out Tualatin Heights and Stoneridge at Cornell. Too far away from work.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Tualatin Heights (sw of PDX)
9301 SW Sagert St
Tualatin, OR 97062
Call: (888) 465-0536
** 36 min to work
800-1300/mon
I agree this would be too far from work. 36 minutes might be do-able if you work swing shift or graveyard, otherwise there will be traffic.
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Harrison Tower Apartments - downtown 25 stories
222 SW Harrison Street
Portland, OR 97201
Call: (888) 517-9541
1000-1600/mon
This would be a gentle introduction to urban living. It's a high-rise on the south edge of downtown. I used to work in the area, and I think the location would be great. I have seen people with pets walking out of the building.
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**Village At Cascade Park
501 SE 123rd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
Call: (866) 693-2093
pets allowed
14min
700-900/mon
This is a large complex very typical of the east side of Vancouver. A friend used to live there. Pretty convenient to SR-14 and then I-205 to get to the airport area, but may get some freeway noise. Not luxury, but clean and pretty safe.
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Heritage Green (se Vancouver)
3100 SE 168th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98683
Call: (866) 471-8460
pets
14min
800-1000/mon
Another pretty typical large Vancouver complex. Nicer than Village at Cascade Park, and slightly further to the freeway. I think they have garages available.

For these East Vancouver locations You should really consider taking the bus from the Fishers Landing Transit Center. You take it across the river to the Parkrose Transit Center, then you can take Max or one of several buses to your workplace. It's actually more convenient than you'd imagine. Good luck.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: WI
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Thank you for your input and evaluations of these locations. It helps alot!! I did post this in the Vancouver forum as well. Thank you!
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My opinion: If you are working in Vancouver live in Vancouver. Otherwise what you save in rent will be spent on the commute and you still pay Oregon income taxes. The amount you save in housing, if you are renting a small apartment, will be modest.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: WI
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It seems a little more difficult to find a decent apartment near the location I will be working and that it still in Portland. Most searches in my price range and initial liking come up in Vancouver. Here is a link to a map I put together. Can you offer any initial thoughts before I start digging into each one?

Portland places to live - Google Maps

One other thing I would like to consider is the children population. I would prefer a place with few children. Thank you!

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Old 12-08-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Apartments in the urban center and buildings with studios & 1 bedroom units have few children.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I can give a mild endorsement to the Russellville Commons near SE 102nd between SE Stark and E Burnside. This is large Townhouse community near the blue line max station on SE 102. Near two grocery stores, walking distance to a local doughnut shop, a Chicago Pizza, and a Target store at Mall 205.

But the biggie is how close to the Blue Max stop. Ride to up to Gateway Transit center, change over to Red line, and Red line to Airport. I don't know how close your work is to airport proper, but you can look it up on the TriMet web site for walking (cycling?) to your actual work place.
TriMet: Public Transportation for the Portland, Oregon, Metro Area Save some money on gas.

My 'vibes' is this is an older residence place, as in quite a few semi-retired may live there; Of course, YMMV. Walking distance to a great breakfast place Elmer's, and a middle of the road family restaurant Village Inn that has built a reputation on great pies and desert. Just down Stark street toward town (past SE 82nd), is the small Stark street business district- quaint.

Be aware, the actual neighborhood of that large complex you are looking at is safe and mostly crime free (there are exceptions) but if you look at a map, at the corner of SE Stark and I-205 there are some very low scale motels that have a reputation (and police statistics) as a place for working girls to meet clients who phone-in for appointments from their ads on Web "personals". Link below shows theft from cars, Disorderly Conduct, and Bike Theft for the parking lot of that community or complex.
PortlandMaps Detail Report

Link to Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood association page.
Hazelwood Neighborhood Association
Note: the population data is from 1990, that is 20 years ago. Some of the other info is also way out of date.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Gresham, OR
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I vote for the downtown living. He said he is single and looking. The suburbs are like any suburbs, kind of quiet. Downtown Portland I think you'll find it easy talking to people and a energetic place.

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I vote for the downtown living. He said he is single and looking. The suburbs are like any suburbs, kind of quiet. Downtown Portland I think you'll find it easy talking to people and a energetic place.
Depends....
If OP wants the intense urban lifestyle and commuting to work out by the airport every day, then you are correct.

Appleton WI is (was?) known for it's straight laced social conservative old school populism. In my previous posts, I was going more for a minimizing of cultural shock to a Portland newbie. If the OP was from Madison WI, hey, downtown all the way, perfect fit; Portland reminds me a lot as a large scale Madison, but with less snow and bitter cold. The free open libertine social life of Portland could be a cultural shock to some people as well as the long gray overcast sky (but mild temps).

When I lived in Madison way back when, Madison was known by most the rest of the state of Wisconsin as the place where young virtuous men and women become aquatinted with, and seduced by, such immoral and indecent ways as Democrats, Progressives, and {shutter} Liberal-Social-Reformers. And now, you want to just toss the OP, a complete Portland newbie and innocent person from Appleton, into the wild and libertine ways of the Pearl, and into the core of moral depravity of it's anti-Republican Party fervor. Just what would the OP's poor Grandmothers have to think, if they learned about this?.....
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Gresham, OR
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Good points.
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