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Old 06-24-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Milwaukie, OR
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Dave,

The address is 8144 SE 62nd Ave. I think it's still in Multomah? county seeing as it's in Portland, but I am not sure.

Our yard will be big enough for chickens, too! When we lived in San Diego we had ducks to lay eggs and we loved them, but they were loud and messy and their egg output was a little bit less then that of chickens.

We talked to the owners, who had young kids and they said that they have lived there a while and never, ever had a problem. We're just going to put my families Macbook Pros on our renters insurance
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Milwaukie, OR
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Just came across this rental...

Wonderful 3 Bedroom in Quiet Mt. Scott/Woodstock Neighborhood (http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/apa/2446928326.html - broken link)

Is it in any better of an area? It's a good couple of blocks away from the other one on SE 62nd.

Nevermind, already rented

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Foster-Powell is and up and coming neighborhood. There are still some empty storefronts on Foster but its super close to everything in SE. Good housing, amenities along 82nd, Mt. Tabor and the springwater corridor are all right there. Its far enough away from downtown but you can still bike in and out safely along a number of established bike routes. Plus, I personally think all the best cafes, bars, and specialty shops are in this part of the city.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Milwaukie, OR
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Well, we ultimately decided to steer clear of that neighborhood. Every rental that we were finding was pretty run down, and although we loved the area there just wasn't much in our price range.

We found a house on a 1/2 acre of land to rent in Milwaukie for 1/3 of the price we were going to try to rent homes in the SE districts for. And it's super close to work at Kaiser!
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Congratulations. Hope it's all you were looking for.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Milwaukie, OR
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Thanks

It ended up being PERFECT for us. THe property management company is so nice, the owner is really chill, and the location is perfect. Now I get get a dog and start working towards getting both of us search and rescue certified!
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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It seems to me that people WANT to perceive Portland as a dangerous place. Even "Felony Flats" aint that bad compared to most cities of equal size.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: SE Portland, OR
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I would agree with that statement 100%. I think the large homeless population is very confusing for many people.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tigard
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Congrats, OmShanti! Sounds like you made a great choice.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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I noticed this forum has not been updated in a while. I just recently bought a home in Foster Powell. I truly feel the development a lot of people have talked about so far is really taking hold now. In a city where a normal 3 bed 1 bath home in an "artsy" area cost upwards of 300k there is still a wonderful opportunity to find a relatively decently priced house in a really cool area.

I just bought a home in the area which is an old early 1900's built house that is beautiful with 4 bed 1 bath for under 300k. Similar houses would have been well over 350k in Montavilla, Mt Tabor, and dare I say Alberta. There are some great new bars and restaurants (bar carlo, Gemini lounge, the old Bob White Theater, and NWIPA just to name a few).

My personal advice is check out the area. If you want tons of Portland dive bars and that old school community feel, then feel free to shell out the money for that now. If you want to help create it then this neighborhood could be a good option for you. By help create it, I really mean seeing an area come full circle to an upcoming area that is well on the way. They are talking about putting in new bike lanes across Foster Powel into downtown Portland and connections to tons of local metros stops (of which the area is already doing well with the current metro system). Hell they are even doing garden tours of the area now and renovating old alley ways as we speak to decorate them with art work.

There are blocks like I am on right now that are older and being remodeled and areas where it is still run down. My advice is get close to the corner of Foster and Holgate where all the new development is happening, give it 5 years and watch the area just continue to blossom.

BTW I am not some weird neighborhood association advocate, just a person that went through the whole research phase of figuring out where in Portland I should live on a moderate income while still feeling like the community is awesome. Have fun regardless of your homes search and remember to tell everyone "Portland is terrible, don't' move here, no one likes it"

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