Portland is repeatedly honored across the nation as being one of the best places to live. Its setting among mountains, farmland, and rivers contributes to its desirability, and so does its solid economy and unfrenzied style of life. Yet above all, we are a city of neighborhoods. And this may be the true secret of Portland’s charm, the source of its community feeling. Government agencies such as Metro, nonprofit organizations such as the Coalition for a Liveable Future, neighborhood associations, far-sighted real estate developers, and plain old unaffiliated citizens keep the neighborhood spirit alive and provide a foundation for its strength to grow. After you’ve had a look at some of our neighborhoods, we’ll turn to the topic of real estate and let you know about ways to find your own place in our beautiful metropolitan area. And we’ll tell you other important facts about moving to the area.