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Lived in California (Sacramento, Bay Area) for most of my life. Traveled throughout the state weekly. Moved to Portland two years ago and am still adjusting to the differences. Happy to share my perspective with others contemplating a move north.


BA in English, University of San Francisco MA in English, San Fracisco State University

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2011-07-07 Thinking of moving to Portland:

Hi...Glad that you are thinking of coming to Portland. Sounds like you belong here. The city  is very liberal but civilized.  There are lots of parks that are kept up beautifully and bike lanes are a big

2011-06-12 4 days in Portland:

Lucky you!  That is a perfect time to visit Portland.  The weather should be about 75 with no humidity.      We have lots of favorite restaurants.  Here they are in no particular order.    le Pigeon (chef

2011-02-25 Moving to Oregon:

The NE part of town where your Panera is located is fun, populated by lots of twenty somethings.  Rents have come down the last couple of years; you should be able to find something ok for 750-800 and


Hi there.  There are lots of wonderful neighborhoods in and around Portland.  Close in NE (Alameda, Irvington) are great...very family centric while still retaining a bit of hipness.  Laurelhurst is a

2010-07-02 Places of interest and modes of transport:

Hi Ashish  You can get around Portland on public transportation.  The best website that talks about all the various transportation systems is:  www.travelportland.com/visitors/transportation.html.  Bottom


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