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Old 01-03-2008, 07:05 PM
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I am just at the very beginning stages of a divorce in CT and think I would like to move to Portland or Beaverton when things are finalized. I will be a young 70. I've visited briefly twice and feel that I could be happy here after I meet some new people and learn my way around.

I'm initially from NY but have lived in Ireland, PA and now here for the past twenty three years.

I thought it best to rent an unfurnished apartment for six months before I made a final move to a furnished apartment on hopefully, a long term basis. I seem unable to find any. Naturally, I would like to live in a safe area, close to transportation and other amenities but haven't a clue where to begin. Money will be a problem so the rent has to be reasonable, hopefully not much more than $800 a month.

I'm very much a people person and make friends easily. I take Tai Chi, love theater and film, dining out with friends, love animals etc. Did quite a bit of acting in my day and some modelling.

My realtor here could probably put me in touch with one in Portland but in the meantime, I'd appreciate any help I can get.

Looking forward to hearing from as many people as possible with suggestions.

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Old 01-03-2008, 07:09 PM
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Try Station Place Tower in the Pearl District. You'll have no problems getting around, tons of stuff near by and it's a moderate income building for people over 55. I'm not sure how much a 1 bedroom runs but it's less than $800. Good luck!
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:01 PM
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Another option is to sublet a furnished apartment from someone who's traveling for awhile. I'm a little reluctant to sell my home in my state and move to Portland next year without giving it a bit of a test run in the winter to make sure the weather works for me. My visits have always been in the winter but never for more than a week at a time. Looking on craigslist, I found that quite a few people are willing to sublet their furnished apartments, from a month to several months at a time, often for what seems to be less than the going rate, so they can cover some of the rent while they're away. I decided that I might try to find such an arrangement for awhile before committing myself to moving.

I've also seen a number of short-term or month-to-month unfurnished rentals on there, in the sublet section.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:46 AM
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This is my plan too. a test run in winter, then when I make the move it will be a few months in rental until I get settled.

Did you mean a furnished at first before going to an unfurnished place?
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