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Old 11-02-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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I will be relocating from the south because of work very soon, and need a help with a breakdown/opinions on the different areas. I will be making a quick trip (48 hours) to start looking for an apartment but wanted to get some opinions first.

Me: 29 year old single male

Hobbies: Beer, bars, live music, and going to the gym

Work: My job will be in the North Gresham area

Looking for an area with an array of things to do. I am looking for an apartment with a budget ~1500 per month. As far as apartments needs, I'm pretty low-key. Must haves are a washer and dryer in unit, and parking space (garage would be great). I would prefer to have commute no more than 30 minutes.

So far I've been told to look at Pearl District, Northwest, Buckman. How would you summarize these areas and are there other areas i should look at as well?

Thanks for any help
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:17 PM
 
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Washer and dryer in the unit and a garage are not a "budget" apartment. You might find what you want in Gresham with that budget. Live close to work and go into the city on weekends to party. You can take public transportation into Portland if you want to drink and don't want to drink and drive.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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To clarify garage I'm not look for a personal/individual garage... but parking attached to or under the complex, ideally covered.
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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Not to be contrarian, but if you're 29 and single you will not want to live anywhere near your job in North Gresham, especially if you don't know anyone in the Portland area. You would probably be able to find an apartment in Gresham that has all your stated requirements, but you will be bored to tears out there. I would recommend the Hollywood District for a guy like you. It's close-in, but has good freeway access, and with a reverse commute to Gresham, you could be to work in a half hour. There are alot of apartments in that area and I'm sure you could find one with parking, but an in-unit washer/dryer is a tall order. The point is, your social life would bloom and you'd have a genuine "Portland" experience, with all the beer, bars and carousing you can imagine within walking distance or a very quick cab ride or bike ride away.

Pearl District and Northwest are too far away and too expensive for you. Buckman is probably too expensive, there are few apartments with off-street parking, and it would be a worse commute to Gresham.

In addition to Hollywood I'd also recommend Montavilla and Sullivans Gulch.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Left coast
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Not to be contrarian, but if you're 29 and single you will not want to live anywhere near your job in North Gresham, especially if you don't know anyone in the Portland area. You would probably be able to find an apartment in Gresham that has all your stated requirements, but you will be bored to tears out there. I would recommend the Hollywood District for a guy like you. It's close-in, but has good freeway access, and with a reverse commute to Gresham, you could be to work in a half hour. There are alot of apartments in that area and I'm sure you could find one with parking, but an in-unit washer/dryer is a tall order. The point is, your social life would bloom and you'd have a genuine "Portland" experience, with all the beer, bars and carousing you can imagine within walking distance or a very quick cab ride or bike ride away.

Pearl District and Northwest are too far away and too expensive for you. Buckman is probably too expensive, there are few apartments with off-street parking, and it would be a worse commute to Gresham.

In addition to Hollywood I'd also recommend Montavilla and Sullivans Gulch.
I agree!- commute shouldn't be too bad if you stay on the east side of the river parallel to where you are working in Gresham.
Also I know personally that areas like Montavilla there is plenty of street parking (something that I have found is that parking is pretty easy in all but the priciest of neighborhoods)- covered parking though, not so easy to come by, garages are usually full of workshops and stuff, everyone parks outside/ on the street/ mostly uncovered for some reason.....
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:31 PM
 
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I will be relocating from the south because of work very soon, and need a help with a breakdown/opinions on the different areas. I will be making a quick trip (48 hours) to start looking for an apartment but wanted to get some opinions first.

Me: 29 year old single male

Hobbies: Beer, bars, live music, and going to the gym

Work: My job will be in the North Gresham area

Looking for an area with an array of things to do. I am looking for an apartment with a budget ~1500 per month. As far as apartments needs, I'm pretty low-key. Must haves are a washer and dryer in unit, and parking space (garage would be great). I would prefer to have commute no more than 30 minutes.

So far I've been told to look at Pearl District, Northwest, Buckman. How would you summarize these areas and are there other areas i should look at as well?

Thanks for any help

Pearl District for $1500/mo sounds dubious. 30 minute max commute probably limits you to the east side.(which excludes Pearl and the rest of Northwest).
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:34 PM
 
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I agree!- commute shouldn't be too bad if you stay on the east side of the river parallel to where you are working in Gresham.
Also I know personally that areas like Montavilla there is plenty of street parking (something that I have found is that parking is pretty easy in all but the priciest of neighborhoods)- covered parking though, not so easy to come by, garages are usually full of workshops and stuff, everyone parks outside/ on the street/ mostly uncovered for some reason.....

What's the likelihood of finding a workshop in Sullivans Gulch?

"I was a workshop owner in the gulch for the people..."
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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What's the likelihood of finding a workshop in Sullivans Gulch?

"I was a workshop owner in the gulch for the people..."
I think she means home workshops. My next door neighbor has a fully equipped woodshop in his garage and cannot park in it. The previous owner of my own home had a fully equipped shop in our garage. They are quite common. Even when they aren't wood or metal shops garages are often storage.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Left coast
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I think she means home workshops. My next door neighbor has a fully equipped woodshop in his garage and cannot park in it. The previous owner of my own home had a fully equipped shop in our garage. They are quite common. Even when they aren't wood or metal shops garages are often storage.
yes , thanks, that is what I meant.

Garages for your car do not seem to be customary here...
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