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Old 08-28-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Hello,
I am looking to relocate to OR. I lived in Seattle for 30 years and then last year moved to CA, Bay area and miss the pacific NW. The people, culture and lifestyle, rain I can still do without, but what are you going to do.

I have a question regarding employment and where to live, I am looking between Portland and Lake Oswego and Salem.

I am single and have a dog. I dont have any kids. I am looking for yoga studios and dog parks, relaxing pace and safe and fun. Nightlife, good restraunt and fun saturday markets.

Work, I know its bad all over but how is Portland and Salem holding up? I am interested in medical billing and coding insurance and office work, customer servicve.

I look forward to hearing from all.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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You know your lifestyle sounds more suited to Portland.

Salem's unemployment rate is running around 11.5% or so. I think Portland's is less than ours. Why wouldn't you move back to Seattle?
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:49 AM
 
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I dont want to live in the trees and I want some nice distance from my family who live in Seattle. Its also just gotten very big and I want to still stay small but nice.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Yoga studios, nightlife and safe? You'd be a lot better off in Portland. Salem is the capitol of Oregon and therefore has lots of government jobs and services, and is more conservative. Many parts of Salem experience high crime rates, especially property crimes. Lake Oswego is a very expensive bedroom community of Portland. Highest per capita income in Oregon. You may want to explore Eugene, Oregon's second largest city. It has a very active night life and very yoga-friendly lifestyle.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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Does Eugene have jobs, does Portland have jobs?
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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No.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:00 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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If I were you, I'd google the Oregon hospitals & look at the job listings. I see billing openings all the time for Peace Health.
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