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Old 02-02-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Sanford, Florida
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We are planning on moving to either Portland or Eugene sometime this year. We are coming in about a week for a visit to both cities to check them out.

Any suggestions on what neighborhoods to check out? Places to go that will seal the deal for us?

We are really excited about the visit. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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Hawthorne in Portland, College Hill or the area around Laurelhurst Golf Course in Eugene.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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It just depends on what things you like and what characteritics are important to you.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Sanford, Florida
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Default things we like

We like the outdoors, arts, coffee, and are liberal-minded. We have a year old boy so we are interested in looking at neighborhoods that are family friendly but not suburbia.

We are also very much into photography and architecture (specifically green building).
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:25 AM
 
Location: PDX
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In Portland, check out Sellwood and Westmoreland. Eastmoreland if you have a bigger budget - it is beautiful and has an excellent elementary school (Duniway) and lots of tree-lined streets. Woodstock is good, too, less expensive but has some areas to avoid. I don't know the specific areas, though.
I also like Mt.Tabor because it is close enough to Hawthorne and other interesting stuff, but it is really mellow, clean, and safe.
I have a 6 year old and those are the places where I'd live in Portland that have the kind of vibe I think you're after. The West side tends to be either suburbia or super expensive. Good luck.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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In Portland, check out Sellwood and Westmoreland. Eastmoreland if you have a bigger budget - it is beautiful and has an excellent elementary school (Duniway) and lots of tree-lined streets. Woodstock is good, too, less expensive but has some areas to avoid. I don't know the specific areas, though.
The Sellwood Westmoreland elementary school is excellent as well (Llewellyn Elementary). PM me if you want more specifics. The only reason Duniway looks better on paper is because the kids all come from upper middle class, white, educated families.

I have an almost 7 year old and a 4 year old. Westmoreland by far has more fun things for kids and families and it's walking distance.
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