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Old 11-01-2007, 04:14 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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oldtintype:

I can see that I am going to hsave to be very careful where I move . Is it very obvious, the places that are dangerous ( as in San Francisco where you can tell right away which neighborhoods are not as safe)?
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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Mostly yes, but there are some great up and coming neighborhoods that may seem a little rough around the edges still but are still great....
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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I was actually thinking about you the other day and how much you might like Multnomah Village. I was on a bus riding THROUGH Multnomah Village and there are a lot of new condos within walking distance of the strip that seem to be nice. It's very woodsy over there, with a little bit of a rural feeling but lots of great restaurants and shops close by, and about a 10 minute bus ride into downtown.

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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If you are looking for the personality of Portland, I would not recommend the suburbs, where strip malls rule. We lived in a suburb (Vancouver) for 2 years and couldn't stand the boringness. Yes it does cost a bit more to be closer in, but we had to buy a second car and spent 4-5 times as much on gas out there. North and NE Portland are historically lower-income and are still cheaper rent but safe (I live in North). It's actually pretty hard to find a "dangerous" neighborhood in this city. I think most people would agree that Pdx feels like a big town. Plus, there are so many little neighborhoods like Boise-Elliott and Arbor Lodge that might fit your price range and are up-and-coming. Check out N. Mississippi and N. Williams Avenues in N/NE. 97227 and 97217 are fine zip codes I think. Hope this helps!
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:29 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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my mom is selling her house in Multnomah Village. They've loved living there. Id recommend it. Theyve only had one issue regarding crime in the 20yrs theyve lived there. And it was a doozy (a teenage threw a large rock through my stepfathers windshield when he was driving home. Busted him up big time! but they did catch the kid, who actually was just a bored idiot kid who did it on a dare.) Anyhow, their neighbors for the most part are nice, the people at the little safeway know most by name, as do many of the little resturants/the coffee place in MV.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:11 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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I was actually thinking about you the other day and how much you might like Multnomah Village. I was on a bus riding THROUGH Multnomah Village and there are a lot of new condos within walking distance of the strip that seem to be nice. It's very woodsy over there, with a little bit of a rural feeling but lots of great restaurants and shops close by, and about a 10 minute bus ride into downtown.

Thanks , oldtintype. You have mentioned that before & that actually sounds like a perfect place for me. I think I will Google it or use the 3-d street map so I can pretend that I am walking down the streets. Would you know of the name of a street that I can use ? I always seem to find streets that are major highways when I use that site.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:16 PM
 
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I know that 7834 SW Capitol Hwy (address of a store I sometimes go to) is about in the middle of the strip so if you go within a few blocks of that address in both directions you will see a good chunk of the retail strip.




Edit: I just went and did it on the street view maps and you CANNOT tell what Multnomah Village looks like via that. It just looks like a suburban strip mall or something I guess maybe you'd have better luck looking for actual photos of the neighborhood and certainly by visiting!!!!

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:31 PM
 
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Here's some links:
Multnomah Village - Home
Multnomah, Portland, Oregon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And here's some photos:
Google Image Result for http://www.portlandground.com/multnomah/2006-01-29MultnomahVillageF.jpg
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Thanks again , ott....
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Old 11-05-2007, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Corvallis, OR
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I used to go to MV at least once a week and I always loved it. It's in Portland, but it still has a small town feel to it. It's also got a few really great cafes, shops, and coffeehouses. They have John's Marketplace too, which has an excellent selection for wine/beer enthusiasts. I personally love living in downtown Portland, but I could easily live in MV too. The areas of Portland that I like the most, in order are: Downtown, Mississippi, Sellwood, Hawthorne, Alberta, NW 23rd, and Clinton. Those are my favorites by far. I personally wouldn't even consider a suburb in Portland, but if I had to I would go in this order: Oregon City, Beaverton, Hillsboro, maybe Tigard.
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