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Old 03-12-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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One of the best books you can get about EVERYTHING Portland (every neighborhood and suburbs bears a description) is Newcomer's Handbooks for Moving to and Living In Portland. Bryan Geon.
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Old 06-18-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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I vote Sellwood too. Sellwood City Park and Sellwood Waterfront Park and The Oaks Amusement Park are great pluses for those with kids. Hop skip to downtown, not too shabby to the airport. There are lots of young families in the area. $450 would probably get you something decent right now (it wouldn't have 3-4 years ago).

My mother was born and raised in Westmoreland (next to Sellwood - the area is called Sellwood-Moreland). When I was growing up we visited the area and I have fond memories of the parks and river. I wish my kids had grown up there. They too have very fond memories of the parks and the river.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Consider Beaverton on the west/north side of Sunset Highway. New housing developments near the Cedar Hills/Murray exits might fit your fancy.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Consider Beaverton on the west/north side of Sunset Highway. New housing developments near the Cedar Hills/Murray exits might fit your fancy.
Do you know what that subdivision will be called and who are the builders?
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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where do you live in Calif? and do you want to "duplicate" that lifestyle in the Portland area? i've lived all over Calif and in Portland and know both pretty well.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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I'm also moving from California - Walnut Creek - to Portland. Would you please recommend similar Portland neighborhoods and suburbs? Thus far, I'm reading a lot about West Linn and Lake Oswego, but don't know much beyond that.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I'm also moving from California - Walnut Creek - to Portland. Would you please recommend similar Portland neighborhoods and suburbs? Thus far, I'm reading a lot about West Linn and Lake Oswego, but don't know much beyond that.
The two communities you mentioned are strongly family orientated. Are you bringing a family?

From what little I know, L.O. prides itself on being very upscale, older family (teenage children or grown) and high disposable income.

Just be positive you have a job lined up (and I do mean lined up, not just a vague "sure, we can work something out") if you choose West Linn, or L.O. The reason is your commute time and travel. This ain't California.

Oh, and this is the wrong time to be looking for a place to live. This and next week (last two weeks of August, and part of the 1st week of September, is college back to school weeks. Apartment rentals have jumped about $100.00 / month over end of July, from what I can tell on Craigslist.com.

Enjoy the adventure.

Phil
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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I like North Portland: close to downtown, lots of green trees and people who keep lovely gardens, lots of restaurants and shops closeby, with good bus service and the Yellow Max line. I live at Daybreak Co-housing (www.daybreakcohousing.org) which is right by the #35 and #72 buses and a 10 minute walk from the Yellow Max train. Really good location.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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im moving to Hillsboro, close to Max for work downtown but also outside of the city. i used to live in the city of Portland, nothing bad about it to speak of really.

i just grew up in suburbia and in the last 20 years have lived in cities either for college or after marriage and my wife enjoyed the city. but now with a toddler, i want more space and want to raise her in more of the same environment that i was raised.

great parks, close to the national forest, great library, rec center, golf courses, private schools, gardening stores, horse riding, fishing, big backyards for the dog.

thought of Forest Grove too and Lake Oswego
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Indian Land, SC
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Default Wilsonville is beautiful

If you are looking for a beautiful city to live in that is convenient to Portland, I suggest that you look at Wilsonville. It is a beautifully designed city with abundant parks, hiking trails and newish homes. There are beautiful homes on both sides of I-5 which runs right through the city. On the west side a new community called Villebois is being built on the hill. The homes offer a range of designs incuding Tudor, French Revival, and American. It is a nationally award wining community and people love living there. If you like spiffy and safe places with excellent schools, you'll want to check out Wilsonville and it's Villebois (proun: veal-bwa) district.
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