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Old 07-13-2014, 08:26 PM
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Hi! I live in Beaverton, work in downtown Portland. I've been working hard to save up money to buy a small house, and I'm really interested in Milwaukie. I've been visiting (Farmer's Market, library, etc) whenever I can for about a month, and am starting to look at neighborhoods (I would prefer to be close to historic downtown, so western Lake Road and southern Ardenwald are appealing. Would consider Island Station, but probably out of my price range. Oak Grove is nice, further than I'd like, but would consider).

Anyway, I really like Milwaukie, the commute would be fine, it's a great town. Am wondering if alternative lifestyle people could write back and let me know how life is in Milwaukie. I'm low key and pretty vanilla looking, but have a kind of ***** and poly lifestyle. Would this be a hassle? FWIW, I'm middle-aged, generic white, mostly liberal politically, non-religious, and no kids.

Non-alternative folks welcome to chime in, too. How is life in Milwaukie?

Edit: Wow. City-data edited out my word that starts with "q" and rhymes with "beer". OK. Well, you get the picture.

Last edited by SarahToo; 07-13-2014 at 08:30 PM.. Reason: City-data didn't like my word.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:31 PM
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:22 PM
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You'll likely get more responses in the Portland forum. I moved to Milwaukie from inner NE in May. So far I really like it. I'm in the "Historic Milwaukie" neighborhood. As you've likely seen, you get a lot more for your money in Milwaukie than in Portland.

It's surprisingly walkable.

As to your main question, I'm "alternative friendly" and super liberal, but not "q word" Milwaukie is more conservative than Portland, but I haven't felt it to be especially conservative. People are friendly in that not that friendly Portland way, and no one really cares about my business. Many of my neighbors are older and a little nosy, but still not in my face at all.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:19 PM
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Thanks, pdxmilw! I was there today with one of my partners (female), went to lunch at Gramma's, went to the market, went to the library....felt awesome.
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